Quiz: England In Bangladesh

England’s forthcoming tour to Bangladesh will be their third to cricket’s newest Test nation, having visited in 2003 and 2010. Question is: how well do you remember the other two? Prove your brilliance in this latest All Out Cricket quiz.

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  1. Who was England’s first-choice wicketkeeper on their 2003 tour to Bangladesh?

    He averaged 38 and took 10 catches across the two Tests.

    • James Foster
    • Chris Read
    • Geraint Jones

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Chris Read!

    The Paignton Poucher (as he really should have been known) played his fourth and fifth Tests on this tour – his first since he played as an eight-year-old against New Zealand in 1999. He was the first to take the gloves after Alec Stewart’s retirement the previous summer.

  2. Click on the face of Bangladesh’s Test captain for the 2003 tour.

    Not even going to tell you his name. Prove you’re a fan or depart this website immediately.

    • No.1
    • No.2
    • No.3

    CorrectWrong

    It’s No.2! The ever-reliable Khaled Mahmud.

    No.1 is of course batsman (and future captain) Habibul Bashar – with a name straight out of a children’s book about cricket – and No.3 is left-arm spinner Mohammad Rafique.

  3. Complete England’s bowling attack for the first Test in 2003. Hoggard, Harmison, Giles, Batty and…

    Have some of that, Hannan Sarkar.

    • Rikki Clarke
    • Martin Saggers
    • Richard Johnson

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Rikki Clarke!

    He took 1-18 and 0-31 did Rikki.

  4. Who took the most wickets in the 2003 series?

    England won 2-0, after victories at Dhaka and Chittagong.

    • Andrew Flintoff
    • Mohammad Rafique
    • Steve Harmison

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Mohammad Rafique!

    The twirler took 10 wickets, more than Harmison’s nine. Flintoff missed the tour through injury.

  5. And who was England’s highest run-scorer?

    Don’t go looking at the stats, by the way. That’s not the point of this. It’s like using your phone in a pub quiz.

    • Nasser Hussain
    • Marcus Trescothick
    • Michael Vaughan

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Michael Vaughan!

    On his first tour as captain Vaughan scored 208 runs at 69.33. Tres got 206 at 68.66 and Nass – who looks absolutely delighted to be having his photograph taken – 188 at 47.

  6. Pick the player who DIDN’T make a Test debut in Bangladesh…

    Easy, easy, easy…

    • Gareth Batty
    • Paul Collingwood
    • Martin Saggers
    • James Tredwell

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Paul Collingwood!

    Old Colly made his Test debut in 2003, but it was just after the Bangladesh tour, in Sri Lanka. The other three all made their Test bows in Bangladesh. Will we see some more this winter?

  7. Which Bangladesh player scored 106 in the second innings of the first Test on the 2010 tour?

    Bangladesh, set 513 to win (brave declaration), did pretty darn well, reaching 331.

    • Mushfiqur Rahim
    • Mahmudullah
    • Junaid Siddique

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Junaid Siddique

    Who doesn’t remember that knock…? You obviously got that one right, didn’t you? Why are you looking at the floor?

  8. Who had to apologise after loudly swearing upon taking a wicket during the first Test?

    It was the wicket of Junaid Siddique – a famous centurion, as we all know… – that prompted the profanity.

    • Graeme Swann
    • Tim Bresnan
    • Steven Finn

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Graeme Swann!

    He went on to say: “I apologise unreservedly if I did swear – and I know I did – because it’s certainly not something I condone. I feel a bit ashamed, because it wasn’t meant as a personal slight at him, it was just a release of pent-up emotion.” Made for the media, even then.

  9. As well as Steven Finn, who was England’s other debutant in the first Test of the 2010 series?

    He would go on to be dropped for the second Test.

    • Samit Patel
    • Jonny Bairstow
    • Michael Carberry

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Michael Carberry!

    The Hampshire man made 30 and 34 before making way for James Tredwell at Dhaka. Bairstow and Patel would both make their debut in 2012.

  10. Last one, simply click the one member of this group who went on the 2010 tour…

    You’re obviously on 9/9 so finish off with a bang and secure full marks.

    • Andrew Strauss
    • Graham Onions
    • Luke Wright
    • Ryan Sidebottom
    • Adil Rashid
    • Eoin Morgan

    CorrectWrong

    It’s Luke Wright!

    If you said Andrew Strauss, shame on you. He was of course rested, with young Alastair Cook stepping in as skipper. Luke Wright didn’t get to see any action, but you have to say, he must be a terrific tourist.

Quiz: England In Bangladesh

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