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Quiz! Can you unscramble these cricketing anagrams?

by Wisden Staff 10-minute play

Anagrams make the most relevant (and at times funniest) of word-play. Can you crack a few and ace this cricket quiz?

Anagrams are words obtained by rearranging the letters of a different word or a phrase by using each of the original letters exactly once. While some can be extremely relatable like “THEY SEE” for “THE EYES”, some can be as weird as “REAL FUN” for “FUNERAL”.

Cricket has a fair share too – anagram for “SACHIN TENDULKAR” is “AND I LACK THE RUNS” – surely we can’t have a more contradictory one!

And so this quiz promises to be fun. Quite simply, think cricket and decode the anagrams given in all caps. The answer can be a player’s name, a venue or a cricketing term (say a fielding position, a particular shot or a bowling style). The hint will be within the phrase (question). Only complete names will be accepted in case of players.

You have 10 minutes to crack them. Can you?



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