• World Cup countdown: Quiz

    With 10 weeks to go before South Africa’s opening World Cup fixture, we kick off our countdown, which will bring a new feature every 10 days, with a testing set of trivia …

    1. Who has scored the most World Cup runs for South Africa?

    a) Gary Kirsten
    b) Graeme Smith
    c) Jacques Kallis

    2. Who has taken the most World Cup wickets for South Africa?

    a) Shaun Pollock
    b) Allan Donald
    c) Lance Klusener

    3. How many World Cups have South Africa competed in?

    a) Five
    b) Six
    c) Eight

    4. The highest individual World Cup score by a South African is …

    a) 107 not out
    b) 161
    c) 188 not out

    5. Who achieved the above score, against who?

    a) Gary Kirsten, United Arab Emirates
    b) Andrew Hudson, Netherlands
    c) Herschelle Gibbs, New Zealand

    6. AB de Villiers has scored three World Cup centuries, but also …. ducks.

    a) four
    b) six
    c) eight

    7. Which of the following is true?

    a) Herschelle Gibbs has struck the most World Cup sixes for South Africa.
    b) Mark Boucher has struck the most World Cup sixes for South Africa.
    c) Lance Klusener has struck the most World Cup sixes for South Africa.

    8. Which of the following is false?

    a) Eric Simons was South Africa’s coach at the 2011 World Cup.
    b) Johan Botha was in South Africa’s 2011 World Cup squad.
    c) Imran Tahir hadn’t played one ODI before the 2011 World Cup.

    9. Who was South Africa’s first-choice wicketkeeper during the 1996 World Cup?

    a) Nic Pothas
    b) Steve Palframan
    c) Dave Richardson

    10. Who captained South Africa at the 2003 World Cup?

    a) Graeme Smith
    b) Shaun Pollock
    c) Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher


    1. c; 2. c; 3. b; 4. c; 5; a; 6. a; 7. a; 8. a; 9. b; 10. b

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