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Sports Current Affairs 2022 Questions and Answers – PART 5

2022 Best Sports Current Affairs MCQs

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Sports Current Affairs Question – 41

How many Indian players were named among the five cricketers in Wisden Almanack’s Cricketers of the Year for its 2022 edition?

Options
a) One
b) Two
c) Three 
d) Four

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 41The correct answer is Option b – Two
Explanation:

  • Indian captain Rohit Sharma and his teammate and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah are among the five cricketers who made it to the Wisden list.
  • England fast bowler Ollie Robinson, South Africa women’s player Dane van Niekerk and New Zealand opener Devon Conway are the other players to make the cut.

Extra fact:

  • Wisden, the world’s oldest and foremost chronicler of cricket, chooses five cricketers every year as part of a revered practice dating back to 1889.
  • Emphasis is on the previous English summer and no one can be chosen more than once.
  • Virat Kohli was the last Indian to feature on the list, in 2019.
  • Former England captain Joe Root has been voted the leading cricketer in the world.
  • Lizelle Lee of South Africa is the leading female cricketer in the world.
  • And Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan is the Leading T20 Cricketer.

Sports Current Affairs Question – 42

Which of these teams won the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup?

Options
a) England
b) India
c) Australia
d) New Zealand

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 42
The correct answer is Option c – Australia

Explanation:

  • Australia, led by skipper Meg Lanning, defeated defending champions England by 71 runs in the final of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
  • Australia is the most successful team, having won the title for the seventh time, and have failed to make the final on only three occasions.

Extra fact:

  • Heather Knight was the captain of the English team while Meg Lanning was the captain of the Australian team.
  • Australia’s Alyssa Healy was declared Player of the Final for her incredible 170 off just 138 balls.
  • Alyssa’s 170 in the match was the highest individual score by any cricketer, male or female, in a World Cup final.
  • Australia defeated the West Indies in the semi-finals while England defeated South Africa in another semi-final to set up their summit clash with Australia.

Sports Current Affairs Question – 43

Which country hosted the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup?

Options
a) England
b) Sri Lanka
c) Australia
d) New Zealand

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 43
The correct answer is Option d – New Zealand

Explanation:

  • The 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was successfully organized in March 2022 in New Zealand.
  • Australia has won in 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005, and 2013 out of the 12 editions held so far, including 2022.
  • Apart from winning the inaugural edition of the event in 1973, England win the title in 1993, 2009, and 2017.
  • New Zealand won it once in 2000.
  • Australia received $1 32 million (approximately 10 crores) as prize money, while England earned $600,000 (approximately 4 5 crores) as prize money for being the runners-up in the tournament.

Extra fact:

  • The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is the sport’s oldest world championship, with the first tournament held in England in 1973.
  • The World Cup is currently organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • Until 2005, when the two organizations merged, it was administered by a separate body, the International Women’s Cricket Council (IWCC).

Sports Current Affairs Question – 44

Who won the 2022 Miami Open men’s singles title?

Options
a) Novak Djokovic
b) Carlos Alcaraz
c) Rojer Federer
d) Casper Ruud

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 44
The correct answer is Option b – Carlos Alcaraz

Explanation:

  • Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest man to win the prestigious Miami Open Men’s Singles title when he defeated World No. 8, Casper Ruud, from Norway 7-5, 6-4 in the men’s singles final on April 3.
  • Alcaraz, 18, replaced Novak Djokovic as the youngest men’s singles champion at the Masters 1000 tournament.

Extra fact:

  • The Miami Open is a tennis tournament held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
  • The Miami Open is usually held between March and April.
  • Poland’s Iga Swiatek clinched the Miami Open Women’s Singles title with a dominant straight-set (6-4, 6-0) win over Japan’s Naomi Osaka in the Women’s Singles final at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Sports Current Affairs Question – 45

Who won the ATP Monte Carlo Masters singles title 2022?

Options
a) Stefanos Tsitsipas
b) Carlos Alcaraz
c) Roger Federer
d) Casper Ruud

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 45
The correct answer is Option a – Stefanos Tsitsipas

Explanation:

  • Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece defeated finalist Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain 6-3, 7-6 in the final to retain the 2022 Monte Carlo Masters singles title.
  • This is Tsitsipas’ first ATP title of the 2022 season.
  • Top seed pair of Joe Salisbury from Britain and Rajeev Ram from the USA defeated the Colombian duo of Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 in the final to clinch the Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Doubles title.

Extra fact:

  • The 2022 Monte-Carlo Masters was a tennis tournament for male professionals, played on outdoor clay courts.
  • It was the 115th edition of the annual Monte Carlo Masters tournament, sponsored by Rolex for the 13th time.
  • It was held at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.

Sports Current Affairs Question – 46

Who won the 2022 ATP Serbia Open singles title by defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia?

Options
a) Andrey Rublev
b) Carlos Alcaraz
c) Roger Federer
d) Casper Ruud

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 46
The correct answer is Option a – Andrey Rublev

Explanation:

  • Second seed Andrey Rublev of Russia won the ATP Serbia Open singles title in 2022 by defeating local boy Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-7, 6-0 in the final on April 24, 2022, in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • This is Rublev’s third title this season.
  • Ariel Behar of Uruguay and Gonzalo Escobar of Ecuador won the doubles title of the 2022 Serbia Open after defeating top-seeded Croatian pair Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavić 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 in the final.

Extra fact:

  • The Serbia Open is a professional tennis tournament.
  • Held in Belgrade, Serbia and played on outdoor clay courts.
  • It was organized for the first time in 2009.
  • It is part of the ATP 250 tournament.

Sports Current Affairs Question – 47

Who won the Australian Grand Prix 2022?

Options
a) Sebastian Vettel
b) Max Verstappen
c) Charles Leclerc
d) Sergio Perez

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 47
The correct answer is Option c – Charles Leclerc

Explanation:

  • Charles Leclerc of the Ferrari team wins the Australian Grand Prix 2022 at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne on April 10, 2022.
  • He finished the race in 01 hour, 27 minutes, and 46/548 seconds, about 20 seconds faster than Red Bull team runner-up Sergio Pérez.
  • The Australian Grand Prix is an annual motor racing event under contract to host Formula One until 2035.

Extra fact:

  • World Formula One Champion Max Verstappen of the Red Bull team emerged winner of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2022 at Imola, Italy.

Sports Current Affairs Question – 48

Who won the Augusta Masters 2022 golf title?

Options
a) Scottie Scheffler
b) Rory McIlroy
c) Charles Leclerc
d) Sergio Perez

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 48
The correct answer is Option a – Scottie Scheffler

Explanation:

  • American golfer Scottie Scheffler emerged as a champion of the Augusta Masters 2022 golf title on April 2022 in Augusta.
  • He pipped Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy by three strokes to claim his first major title.
  • It was the 86th edition of this prestigious tournament.
  • Apart from winning the traditional Augusta green jacket, Scottie Scheffler got a glittering trophy and the whopping $ 2·7 million winner’s purse.

Sports Current Affairs Question – 49

Who among the following was the winner of the Senior Women’s T20 tournament?

Options
a) Delhi
b) Railways
c) Odisha
d) Punjab

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 49
The correct answer is Option b – Railways

Explanation:

  • Railways became the winner of the Senior Women’s T20 tournament.
  • It defeated Maharashtra by seven wickets in the final on May 04, 2022, in Surat.
  • s. Meghna (52 runs) and D. Hemlata (65 runs) scored brilliant runs to ensure a successful run chase for Railways in the final.
  • Railways beat Odisha in the semi-finals to secure their place in the final.

Extra fact:

  • The Women’s Senior T20 Trophy is a women’s Twenty20 cricket competition held in India.
  • It was earlier known as the Senior Women’s T20 League.
  • It began in the 2008–09 season, with 28 teams representing state cricket associations, while 37 teams were competing in the most recent season.
  • Railways are the most successful team in the history of the competition, having won 11 titles, while Delhi and Punjab have won the competition once each.

Sports Current Affairs Question – 50

Who among the following was the winner of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022 title?

Options
a) Supernovas
b) Railways
c) Velocity
d) Trailblazers

Sports Current Affairs Answers – 50
The correct answer is Option a – Supernovas

Explanation:

  • Supernovas emerged champion of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022 title, beating Velocity by 4 runs in the final on May 28, 2022, at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur was the captain of the champion side.
  • It is Supernovas’ third title triumph out of four seasons.
  • Deepti Sharma was the captain of the Velocity team.
  • The Women’s T20 Challenge 2022 was a three-team tournament.
  • Apart from the two finalists, Trailblazers was the third participating squad of the event.

Extra fact:

  • The Women’s T20 Challenge is an Indian women’s cricket Twenty20 tournament that has been held since 2018.
  • In March 2022, BCCI announced that a franchise-based annual T20 tournament for women cricketers will be started in 2023, replacing the Women’s T20 Challenge.
  • The tournament will contain six teams and will be referred to as the Women’s IPL which will tournament similar to IPL.
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