We get a lot of questions about cricket, Some questions require an entire page to answer, while others only need a couple of sentences. You’ll find the latter on this page – our cricket FAQ.
Have a question? Send it our way and we’ll add it (and our response) to this page.
CRICKET QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHICH BATSMAN HIT LONGEST SIX IN CRICKET HISTORY?
- 147 meters Chris Gayle vs. South Africa
- 143 meters Shane Watson vs. Bangladesh
- 139 meters Shahid Afridi vs. New Zealand
- 136 meters JP Duminy vs. Scotland
- 132 meters Martin Guptil vs. Kenya
WHAT CHANNELS BROADCAST CRICKET MATCHES?
You can watch cricket on Dish (channel 712 – Willow Cricket HD). You can also find matches on Star Sports and ESPN.
ARE THERE CRICKET VIDEO GAMES?
Yes – but they’re not as common as, say, basketball, football or baseball games. But here are some titles you can pick up:
- Don Bradman Cricket 14 (Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC)
- EA Sports – Cricket 07 (PC / PS2)
- EA Sports – Cricket 2005 (PC/Xbox/PS2)
- Ashes Cricket 2013 (PC)
- Ashes Cricket 2009 (PC/PS3/Xbox)
WHERE IS THE 2019 CRICKET WORLD CUP?
England and Wales. The final venue will be in London.
WHO HAS WON THE PREVIOUS ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP TITLES?
- 2015 – Australia
- 2011 – India
- 2007 – Australia
- 2003 – Australia
- 1999 – Australia
- 1996 – Sri Lanka
- 1992 – Pakistan
- 1987 – Australia
- 1983 – India
- 1979 – West Indies
- 1975 – West Indies
HOW DO TEAMS QUALIFY FOR THE ICC WORLD CUP?
Teams play through a series of (preliminary) qualifying tournaments. The number of teams selected to play for the ICC Trophy has varied – right now there are 10 teams set to play in 2019.
HOW DO YOU WIN PLAYING CRICKET?
You win by scoring more runs than the other team. It’s also possible for teams to tie.
WHAT IS MORE POPULAR IN ENGLAND – CRICKET OR FOOTBALL?
That’s hard to quantify. Both are popular, as is rugby and individual sports like badminton and tennis.
WHEN ARE THE RANKINGS UPDATED
Our normal practice is to update the Test rankings after each Test match (usually within 12 hours) and ODI ratings at the end of each ODI series. We generally don’t publish Test rankings if another Test match is currently in progress.
However, if there are lots of overlapping Test matches running into each other we try to be more flexible so that the rankings on the website don’t get too out of date.