QUIZ: On the 2011 World Cup

On this day, India rewrote history under MS Dhoni as India went on to win the World Cup after 28 years. The words “Dhoni finishes it off in style” still reverberates in the ears of every Indian. To celebrate the 9th anniversary of the triumph, here is a quiz on the 2011 edition.

  • Did you know? The 2011 World Cup final was the first and only final till date to feature two Asian Teams (India and Sri Lanka).


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In the 2011 World Cup, apart from Sri Lanka in the final, against which other side did Sehwag not hit a four in the first over?
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Sehwag did not play the game against West Indies because of a knee injury.
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Who was the first Indian batsman to score a century on his World Cup debut?
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In the 2011 World Cup against Bangladesh, Kohli became the 1st and only Indian batsman to score a century in his World Cup debut innings.

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Yuvraj Singh had four man of the match awards in the 2011 World Cup, the joint-most for an Indian in a single edition. Who is the other Indian?
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Rohit Sharma in the 2019 edition also got 4 man of the match awards.

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In the 2011 World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar equalled whose record of appearing in 6 consecutive World Cups?
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Miandad represented Pakistan from 1975 to 1996 in World Cups.
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Which player appeared in the inaugural and final match of the 2011 World Cup for India?
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Sreesanth played against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the World Cup and went wicketless in both matches.

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Two bowlers took hat-tricks in the 2011 World Cup. Lasith Malinga against Kenya is one. Who is the other bowler?
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Kemar Roach took a hat-trick against Netherlands in Delhi.

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Who was part of the 2011 World Cup at an age of 16 years and 283 days? Thereby becoming the youngest to play in a World Cup.
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Nitish Kumar from Canada broke Talha Zubair’s (17 years 70 days) record. Zubair was from Bangladesh.

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Which team broke the record of most consecutive wins in the World Cup held by Australia in the 2011 World Cup?
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Australia lost to Pakistan in Colombo (RPS) thus ending their consecutive winning streak of 27 matches.
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Zaheer Khan ended his World Cup career in 2011 with a streak of 12 consecutive matches with at least one wicket. Which was the last WC match he went wicketless?
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Against Australia in the final of the 2003 World Cup at Johannesburg, Zaheer went wicketless.

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Which of the following players was part of 7 matches in the 2011 World Cup but did not score a single run?
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Shaun Tait played in all 7 matches – batting just once though - for Australia without scoring a run.
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