- The first-ever official international cricket Test match was played between Australia and England in 1877, in which Australia emerged victorious by 45 runs.
- The leg spinner’s classic delivery, googly?, was invented by English leg spinner Bernard Bosanquet.
- Shoaib Akhtar is the fastest bowler in the history of cricket, having bowled the fastest ball at a breathtaking speed of 161.3 km/hr, faster than the take-off speed of Boeing 747!
- Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’, when he clean-bowled English batsman Mike Gatting around his legs in 2003 Ashes match, is regarded as one of the greatest deliveries in cricket history.
The cricket edition of the Chambers 1001 facts series gives you all the significant information that is there to the sport.
Dive deep into the fascinating world of cricket! Learn about the sport’s early origins in England to its domination of the world today. Explore the cricket pitch like never before – from passionate fan base to state-of-the-art stadiums, from bizarre moments in the game to heart-in-the-mouth victories after fierce competition. Enjoy the most captivating tales of legendary cricketers, iconic umpires and stalwart coaches. Learn more about the various formats of the game – timeless Tests to the high-octane T20s. Feel the thrill of explosive showdowns, be it from the ICC World Cup, the Ashes rivalry, or IPL.
The ultimate guide to all things cricket, this companion is a treasure trove of information, anecdotes, and insights that will leave you at once entertained and informed. Going beyond being just a fact book, Chambers Book of Cricket Facts will take you on an exciting trip through the sport’s past, present and the future; and will be an essential addition to the library of any cricket enthusiast.