Cricketers: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange passed away

Scotland all-rounder cricketer Con de Lange, who had been diagnosed with brain tumor, passed away. He was 38. He was a slow left-armer and middle-order batsman. Lange had played 21 internationals for Scotland, making his debut in a Twenty20 International against Ireland in June 2015. He also played domestic cricket for Cape Cobras and Knights ..

Suresh Raina becomes first Indian cricketer to cross 8,000 runs in T20s

Suresh Raina has become the first Indian batsman to cross 8000 runs in T20 cricket. He achieved this feat when he scored 12 runs against Puducherry in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Delhi on Feb 25. With those 12 runs, Raina has now scored 8,001 from 300 T20s which consisted of 284 innings. It ..

Smriti Mandhana scores fastest T20I fifty

On 6th February 2019, Opener Smriti Mandhana hammered the fastest fifty for India in the first T20I against New Zealand in Wellington in just 24 deliveries. She broke her own record of fastest T20I fifty for India in women’s cricket, which she had achieved against England in Mumbai in 2018. Though, Smriti Mandhana’s 58 and ..

Mithali Raj becomes first female cricketer to play 200 ODIs

Indian captain Mithali Raj has scripted history by becoming the first female cricketer to play 200 ODIs when she played 3rd and final ODI against New Zealand on February 1. Though, she could not make a big impact in her 200th game, scoring nine off 28 balls as India were bowled out for 149 in ..

Smriti Mandhana named as ICC Women’s Cricketer of Year 2018

Stylish left-handed Indian opener, Smriti Mandhana has won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year and also been named as the ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Year. She scored 669 runs at an average of 66.90 in 12 ODIs and 622 runs at a strike-rate of 130.67 in ..