Claire Polosak, the first woman to officiate in men’s test match, is from which country?

A. United Kingdom
B. Australia
C. New Zealand
D. South Africa

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Australia

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Australia’s Claire Polosak became the first woman to officiate at a men’s Test match when she served as the fourth umpire during the test match between India and Australia in Sydney. Australia’s new edition of the National anthem was also sung during the match. She was also the first woman to officiate on-field in a men’s one-day international and the first woman umpire to stand in an Australian men’s domestic fixture.

Who was chosen as the Individual Performance of the Year in PCB awards for 2020?

A. Fawad Alam
B. Mohammad Rizwan
C. Naseem Shah
D. Babar Azam

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Fawad Alam 

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Fawad Alam was chosen as the Individual Performance of the Year as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on January 1, 2021, announced the awards for the year 2020. `Fawad Alam`s fighting and courageous 102 at Mount Maunganui, his first Test century in 11 years that made global headlines.

Who has been named as the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade?

A. Babar Azam
B. Rashid Khan
C. Ben Stokes
D. Rohit Sharma

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Rashid Khan

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Rashid Khan took home the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award, for taking 89 wickets in 48 matches during the decade. These are more wickets than anyone else despite starting in 2015. He went on to become the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in T20I cricket when he performed the feat against Ireland at Dehradun in 2019. He is also the fastest bowler to reach 50 wickets in T20I cricket in terms of time, taking just 2 years 20 days to reach the landmark.

Who has been named as the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Decade?

A. M S Dhoni
B. Virat Kohli
C. Steve Smith
D. David Warner

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Steve Smith

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Australia’s Steve Smith has been named the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Decade, having established himself as one of the best Test batsmen since Don Bradman. 69 Tests, 7040 runs, average 65.79, 26 centuries. Stats from January 1, 2011, to October 7, 2020, the period taken into consideration for the ICC awards.

Who has been named as the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade and ODI Cricketer of the Decade?

A. M S Dhoni
B. Virat Kohli
C. Steve Smith
D. David Warner

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Virat Kohli

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Indian Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli was announced the winner of two awards by the International Cricket Council namely the ICC ODI Men’s Cricketer of the Decade and ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade. During the ICC’s qualification period, Virat Kohli has hit more than 20000 runs at an average of 56.97. He has also scored 66 hundred and 94 fifties during the period.