Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport that is played between two teams of eleven players on a field that has a wicket at each end made up of two bails balanced on three stumps. The pitch measures 22 yards (20 meters) in length. The bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this (by keeping the ball from leaving the field and getting it to either wicket) and dismisses each batter. The batting side scores runs by hitting the ball bowled at one of the wickets with the bat and then running between the wickets (so they are “out”). Getting bowled, having the ball strike the stumps and knock the bails off, and being caught by the fielding side are all examples of dismissal methodsstriking a wicket with the ball before a batter can reach the crease in front of the wicket, or catching the ball after it has been struck by the bat but before it touches the ground. The innings terminate when ten hitters have been retired, and the teams switch places. In international matches, a match referee and a third umpire assist the two umpires who officiate the game. They interact with two off-field scorers who keep track of the game’s statistical data.
Today, it is a well-liked sport in a number of nations, including Afghanistan, Ireland, Kenya, Scotland, the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and New Zealand.
How to be ‘out’
The batsmen can be out in many different ways. For example:
1) Caught: He hits the ball and a fielder catches it.
2) Bowled: The bowler bowls the ball and hits the batsman’s ‘stumps’.
3) LBW (Leg before wicket): The bowler bowls the ball and hits the batsman’s legs – which block the ball hitting the ’stumps’.
4) Run out: The batsmen try to run, but the fielding team throw the ball and hit the stumps before the batsman is safe.
5) Hit wicket: The batsman hits his own stumps with his body, equipment, or clothing.
Forms of Cricket
Test Cricket — the five-day format of cricket that is played the longest.
One Day Cricket — a variation of cricket where each team’s innings can last up to 50 overs.
T20 Cricket — a quick limited overs cricket match with 20 overs allotted to each team
Indoor Cricket — a modified version of cricket that is played inside, with walls made of nets.
Blind Cricket —a modified version of cricket with a larger ball and bells inside for blind sportsmen.
Backyard Cricket — Played in yards or public spaces, casual cricket.
Kilikiti — a traditional cricket-like game played in Samoa and Tuvalu.
Vigoro — a mostly female Australian sport that mixes aspects of baseball and cricket. played using a bat that had a long handle resembling a paddle on a field that was smaller than one used for cricket.
Stoolball — a team sport that takes place on a circular grass field and may have existed before baseball and cricket.
Danish Longball — In Denmark, a bat and ball sport that resembles a cross between cricket and baseball was created.
Fricket — a game of “two on two” flying discs. Also known as crispy wickets, disc cricket, cups, suzy sticks, and so on.
Bat-and-Trap — a traditional English bat and ball game in which a ball is launched into the air from a trap using a bat and is then struck between two posts from a distance of 21 feet.
Gilli-Danda — a two-stick game popular in South Asia in which the longer stick is used to hit the shorter one in the air.
Basic Rules Of Cricket
Cricket is a game played between two teams of eleven players each. (You may come across 8 player teams in junior competitions occasionally.)
Games have at least one inning, during which each team alternates between batting and fielding or bowling.
The batter who attempts to hit the ball with their bat will get the ball from a bowler on the fielding team.
The fielding team makes an effort to remove the batsmen through…
When bowling, hitting the wickets with the ball
catching a batsman’s whole shot
hitting the wickets before the batsmen can run to the opposite end of the field or hitting the batsman’s leg in front of the wicket (LBW).
Before being thrown out, the batsmen aim to score as many runs as they can.
before the fielders can smash the wickets with the ball, hitting the ball, sprinting between them, and reaching the other end. One run is equal to running one complete length of the pitch.
It costs four runs to drive the ball to the boundary along the ground.
Six runs are scored when the ball crosses the boundary on the full.
Before the fielding team can switch over and begin batting, they must dismiss 10 batsmen.
In order to win, your team must score as many runs as you can before the opposing team’s fielding team claims 10 wickets. The group scoring the most runs prevails.
All About Cricket Equipment
•Batting Leg-Guards (also known as pads)
•Thigh Guard/Lower Body Protector.
To score as many runs as they can is the batsmen’s goal. When both batsmen successfully advance to their respective opposing ends of the wicket, a run is scored (the batsmen will usually only attempt to score runs after the striker has hit the ball, but this is not necessary). The bowler’s team’s objective is to strike out every batsman (this is a wicket, or a dismissal). There are numerous ways to get fired. The bowler’s most straightforward method is to get past the batsman’s guard and The top bails were successfully knocked off by the ball striking his stumps. The fielders will try to use the ball to knock the bails off either set of stumps before the batter closest to those stumps passes the crease with his bat while the batsmen are trying to make a run. Catching a batted ball before it hits the ground is another method by which the fielding team can remove a batter from the game. The ball becomes “dead” and is bowled again once the batsmen have given up trying to score any additional runs (each attempt at bowling the ball is a ball or a delivery).
A batsman is replaced by the following batsman in the lineup after being declared out. Since there must always be two batters on the field, the batting team’s innings (singular) ends when the tenth batsman is dismissed. The team is said to be all out when this occurs. The two sides switch roles at the end of each inning, with the fielding team taking on the duty of the hitting team.
Each round of the game consists of six (legal) balls. The batting and bowling ends will be switched at the conclusion of an over, and the bowler will be replaced by a different player from the fielding side. At this point, the two umpires and the fielding positions also shift.
The team that scores the most runs at the conclusion of a game will win. There are various variations of the game, each with its own limitations on the amount of overs, innings, and balls in each. If the last side to bat fails to score the necessary number of runs or if the bowling team fails to claim 10 wickets within the allotted time, a draw is a usual outcome.