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The world of Cricket - facts & figures


  • The United Arab Emirates team of 1999 had 14 immigrant players and only the captain was a native of the country.
  • Brian Lara has scored only two centuries in his 25 World Cup matches. Both were against the same country, South Africa.
  • Graeme Hick represented Zimbabwe in 1983 and England in the 1992, 1996 and 1999 World Cups.
  • Old Trafford is the wettest Test venue in the world and hence has been nick-named, 'The Pond'.
  • The Melbourne Cricket Club is the home venue for the Victorian Bushrangers and was a US Air Force base during World War II.
  • Nathan Astle, a top-order batsman, has the dubious record of having gone duck the most number of occasions in the World Cup - Five times.
  • If any member of Kingston Cricket Club in Sabina Park, an all-male cricket club, names a woman on club premises, he will have to buy drinks for everyone present.
  • Jason Gillespie is Australia's first acknowledged aboriginal Test cricketer.
  • Chetan Sharma is the first to take a hat-trick in a World Cup.
  • Photographer Patrick Eager's lens has covered nearly 300 Test matches, 94 Ashes clashes and every World Cup.


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