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Ask Srini – Cricket Quiz #4 – Who am I?

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Well, it’s Stats Saturday again. Time to test your knowledge on this beautiful game and enhance the same!

Let’s get into business.

10 questions, 10 hints, 10 answers!


Who am I?


  1. “I have scored more than 8000 ODI runs, but I haven’t played a single innings that lasted for more than 100 balls.”
  2. “Grant Elliot and Luke Ronchi hold the record for the highest 6th wicket partnership in ODI history with 267*. We’re second in this list.”
  3. “I am the only player apart from Don Bradman to have scored 4 consecutive 2nd innings Test centuries.”
  4. “I have bowled more than 900 overs in ODI cricket but not bowled a single wide. I hold this World record”
  5. “I’ve played more than 100 ODIs. I’ve been the #1 bowler in ICC rankings several times. But I haven’t got a single Man of the Match Award in my ODI career”
  6. “I have scored centuries in both World Cup Semi Final and Final”
  7. “I have picked a hat-trick spread across 3 overs, in Tests”
  8. “I have grabbed my first wicket in my first over on debut across all three formats”
  9. “I’m a batsman by nature. But in my very first ball of my bowling career, I picked a wicket, that too Brian Lara’s.”
  10. “I’ve won 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODIs”







  1. No hint
  2. Asians
  3. I love Kamran Akmal
  4. Commentator
  5. No hint
  6. No hint
  7. Known for my mush
  8. Asian
  9. I’m quick between the wickets
  10. Captain


  1. Shahid Afridi. 8064 ODI runs.
  2. MS Dhoni and Mahela Jayawardene. 218. Africa XI vs Asia XI in 2007 in Chennai
  3. Gautam Gambhir. He also holds the record for getting dismissed for ducks in 4 consecutive 2nd innings. Bizarre in dee.
  4. Michael Holding
  5. Saeej Ajmal
  6. Mahela Jayawardene
  7. Merv Hughes
  8. Shaminda Eranga (Sri Lanka)
  9. Inzamam Ul Huq
  10. Sourav Ganguly

Ask Srini – #EngvsSL

The English summer is on with Sri Lanka’s tour of England beginning today at Leed’s. Sri Lank have a good 45 days to spend in England, playing 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 1 T20I.

With the series under way, let’s look at a few stats from Eng vs SL Test encounters from the past.

In a span of 34 years (1982-2016) , Eng and SL have faced each other 28 times in the Test format, with England leading with 10 wins. SL have won 8 and 10 games were drawn.

Star Player Jaya

Mahela Jayawardene seems to have a liking for English bowlers. He has amassed a record 2212 runs in 23 matches, at an average of 58.21.

8 out of his 34 Test hundreds have been against the English. The second best for Lanka is Sanga with 3 hundreds.

Jaya also holds the record for the joint Highest Score in England – Sri Lanka encounters, with an unbeaten 213. Sanath Jayasuriya too has scored 213.

What the duck!

Today, Compton and Root both got our for ducks. They are nowhere close to Ravi Bopara though. In 5 innings against the Island country, he has amassed a record 3 ducks. 60% strike rate! Waah!


Jaya and Sanga batting together have scored 965 runs, highest in Eng vs SL encounters. Highest single innings partnership is however between Jayawardene and Samaraweera. 262 runs.

Spinning out the opposition

Test Legend M. Muralitharan has picked up a record 112 wickets in Eng vs SL encounters. Guess how many wickets does #2 in the list have? 49. WPUJC Vaas.
Muralitharan also holds the record for BBI, with 9 for 65 and BBM, with 16 for 220. What a legend! Looks like the English were clueless when Murali was around.


That’s it from this edition of #AskSrini. Click here for more such posts on Cricket stats.