The England ODI Quiz

The England ODI Quiz

England are, for once, actually quite good at ODI cricket. That hasn’t always been the case. Do you remember all the stories, players and defeats of England’s inglorious ODI past? Let’s see…

  1. Let’s go right back to the beginning. Who was England’s first ODI captain?

    Seems like yesterday.

    • Ian Botham
    • Ray Illingworth
    • Geoff Boycott
    • Keith Fletcher
  2. And who scored England’s first ODI century?

    On August 24 this year it will be 45 years to the day since this event. Expect an open-top bus parade.

    • Geoff Boycott
    • John Hampshire
    • Basil D'Oliveira
    • Dennis Amiss
  3. Who was England’s captain for the 1983 World Cup?

    England would reach the semi-final, upon which they would lose to eventual winners India by six wickets.

    • Bob Willis
    • Ian Botham
    • Mike Gatting
    • David Gower
  4. England were defeated in the 1987 World Cup final (Gatting’s reverse-sweep…), but who was their leading wicket-taker across the tournament?

    This chap got 13 wickets, fifth-most in the competition.

    • Phil DeFreitas
    • Gladstone Small
    • Eddie Hemmings
    • Neil Foster
  5. Who made 62 as England failed in their chase of 249 against Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup final?


    England reached 227 having been 141-4 before Wasim Akram decided to be brilliant.

    • Graeme Hick
    • Ian Botham
    • Allan Lamb
    • Neil Fairbrother
  6. Which of these likely lads appeared in the 1996 World Cup?

    England stumbled through to the quarter-finals, winning two of their five group games, but lost to Sri Lanka.

    • Neil Smith
    • Ali Brown
    • Matt Maynard
    • Graham Lloyd
  7. The 1996 failure led to the Sharjah Trophy win in 1997, but who was England’s leading wicket-taker?

    Four games. Four wins. Eleven heroes. Where are their honours?

    • Mark Ealham
    • Robert Croft
    • Matthew Fleming
    • Dean Headley
  8. From that high England stumbled to a humiliating exit at the 1999 World Cup, held on home soil. Which of these players was not in England’s squad?

    Mark Ealham of England

    He dodged a bullet, truth be told.

    • Ashley Giles
    • Ian Austin
    • Vince Wells
    • Adam Hollioake
  9. No names this time, which of this lot never played an ODI for England?

    We’re getting tougher now.

    • No.1
    • No.2
    • No.3
    • No.4
  10. Who took 3-9 as England beat Zimbabwe by 74 runs at Bulawayo in 2004?

    Two clean-bowled dismissals and one catch.

    • Gareth Batty
    • Andrew Strauss
    • Ian Bell
    • Alex Wharf
  11. Who bowled the final over in England’s memorable tie against South Africa at Bloemfontein in 2005?

    South Africa v England Second One Day International

    Eight needed from the final over… and then four from six after a first-ball no ball.

    • Kabir Ali
    • Matt Hoggard
    • Ashley Giles
    • Darren Gough
  12. Which of these England players has scored the most ODI runs (for England)?

    They all played around the same era. Bizarrely, given England’s ODI history, it was a largely unsuccessful time.

    • Ed Joyce
    • Jamie Dalrymple
    • Michael Yardy
    • Mal Loye
  13. Who hit a six in the final over that saw England tie an epic game against India in the 2011 World Cup?

    India cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L

    338 played 338-8. Carnage.

    • Ajmal Shahzad
    • Tim Bresnan
    • Graeme Swann
    • Andrew Strauss
  14. Jos Buttler hit England’s quickest ODI hundred against Pakistan at Dubai in 2015, but how many balls did it come off?

    Pakistan v England - 4th One Day International

    He’s good is Jos.

    • 44
    • 45
    • 46
    • 47
  15. Who is England’s leading scorer in ODIs?

    The proud holder of 5,416 ODI runs.

    • Kevin Pietersen
    • Paul Collingwood
    • Eoin Morgan
    • Ian Bell
The England ODI Quiz


  1. Anaishamohan said

    This is an article I found where Gary Kirsten talks about his coaching as an art. link :

  2. Himasekhar said

    Waiting for better result in next one

  3. Hope i win

  4. Imran Awan said

    Interesting quiz about England cricket.

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