So you thought you followed cricket closely in 2007? Here are 20 questions to test your memory of the events that made the headlines – from the farewells and the World Cups to the six-hitting and the milestones.
1. Who announced his sudden retirement in the middle of the one-day Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia in January?
Ashley Giles Nathan Astle
Craig McMillan Glenn McGrath
2. Who was appointed as Australia’s new coach in February?
Greg Chappell Trevor Chappell
Tim Nielsen Trevor Bayliss
3. And, also in February, who was appointed as Yorkshire’s new captain?
Anthony McGrath Younis Khan
Geoff Boycott Darren Gough
4. Who were the opposition when Herschelle Gibbs hit six sixes in an over during the World Cup?
Scotland Bermuda
Canada The Netherlands
5. Who was Ireland’s captain during their World Cup run?
Trent Johnston Jeremy Bray
Niall O'Brien Ardal O'Hanlon
6. Ireland beat Pakistan and which other country during the World Cup?
Zimbabwe Bangladesh
New Zealand England
7. Who was the Man of the Match in the World Cup final in April?
Adam Gilchrist Andrew Symonds
Ricky Ponting Matthew Hayden
8. Who scored a century on Test debut for England, against West Indies at Lord’s in May?
Alastair Cook Stuart Broad
Owais Shah Matthew Prior
9. And who bagged a pair on debut for England in the Lord’s Test against India later in the year?
Ryan Sidebottom Stuart Broad
Chris Tremlett Ravi Bopara
10. Who passed the milestone of 40,000 runs in his first-class career during June?
Mark Ramprakash Graeme Hick
Justin Langer Sachin Tendulkar
11. Who took all ten wickets in an innings in a county match in July?
Richard Johnson Monty Panesar
Ottis Gibson Mushtaq Ahmed
12. Which county won England’s Twenty20 Cup in August?
Kent Gloucestershire
Leicestershire Surrey
13. Who scored his first century, in his 118th Test, at The Oval in August?
Anil Kumble Monty Panesar
Zaheer Khan Mahendra Singh Dhoni
14. Who was the bowler Yuvraj Singh hit for six sixes in an over during the World Twenty20 championship in September?
Albie Morkel Stuart Broad
Paul Collingwood Dimitri Mascarenhas
15. Who was Man of the Match as India won the World Twenty20 final?
Irfan Pathan Robin Uthappa
Gautam Gambhir Mahendra Singh Dhoni
16. Who, during October, became the first wicketkeeper to make 400 dismissals in Tests?
Adam Gilchrist Mark Boucher
Brendon McCullum Mahendra Singh Dhoni
17. Who was named as West Indies’ new coach in October?
Jamie Siddons Trevor Bayliss
Trevor Chappell John Dyson
18. Who branded his country's selectors "muppets headed buy a joker" during October, and retired from international cricket shortly afterwards?
Marvan Atapattu Michael Bevan
Chris Cairns Sanath Jayasuriya
19. Sourav Ganguly and which other player made double-centuries in the Tests against Pakistan in November/December?
VVS Laxman Sachin Tendulkar
Dinesh Karthik Wasim Jaffer
20. Which batsman provided Muttiah Muralitharan with his record 709th Test wicket at Kandy in December?
Alastair Cook Ravi Bopara
Paul Collingwood Monty Panesar

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