About Cricket Game Information Cricket is a bat and ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a large round ground. There is a rectangular pitch (20 meters long) in the center of the ground where the bowling and batting action takes place.
In cricket, the batting team bats in pairs, and they continue to bat until 10 of the 11 team members are out. ,
The fielding team must continue fielding until the batting team is 10 out (i.e. only one batsman remains – no pairs).
Cricket game information
A game of cricket is divided into ‘overs’ and ‘innings’. An ‘over’ is made up of 6 balls. After 6 balls have been bowled, the bowler has to be changed. Anyone in the fielding team can bowl, but most teams usually have 4 or 5 specialist bowlers and 5 or 6 specialist batsmen.
The batting team must score as many runs as possible by hitting the ball and running to the other end of the pitch. If the batsman can successfully reach the other end of the pitch, he can score 1 run. If he can reach the other end of the pitch and come back, he can score 2 runs etc.
If he hits the ball on the edge of the ground, he scores 4 runs. If he can hit the ball to the edge of the ground without bouncing, he scores 6 runs.
The batsman may continue to bat until he is dismissed and will then be replaced by his next partner.
Sometimes the first batsman is never out, and he goes on to score 100 or 200+ runs in the game.
There are many different types of bowlers; Some bowlers very fast, and some bowl slower but spin the ball. A very important rule for all bowlers is that the ball must bounce once before reaching the batsman.
Cricket game information- Cricket is a very strategic game. The captain of the fielding team will change the position of his fielders depending on the type of bowler or the type of batsman.
Batsmen can get out in many different ways. For example:
- Catch: He hits the ball and a fielder catches it.
- Bowling: The bowler bowls the ball and hits the stumps of the batsman.
- LBW (Legs Before Wicket): The bowler bowls the ball and hits the legs of the batsman – who hits the ball on the ‘stumps’.
- Run out: The batsman tries to run, but the fielding team throws the ball and hits the stumps before the batsman is safe.
- Hit wicket: The batsman hits his stumps with his body, equipment or clothing.
Types of Cricket:
- In some games of cricket there is 1 innings per team, and the team that scores the most runs is the winner.
- In some forms of cricket, there are 2 innings per team, and the winning team is the team with the most runs in total.
There are 3 types of cricket games:
- The shortest and fastest game is called ‘T20’, and lasts 20 overs per team. A full game usually takes about 2.5 hours.
- Games of medium length are called ‘one-day games’, and last 50 overs per team.
- The longest length game is called a ‘Test Match’, and lasts a maximum of 5 days. (2 innings per team).
Test matches’ usually start at 11:00 am and end at 18:00 pm, with a 40-minute lunch break at 13:00 and a 20-minute tea break at 15:40. 90 overs are expected to be bowled during the day’s play.
Some interesting facts about cricket
- Cricket is played by players in many countries making it the second most popular sport in the world.
- It was first played in England in the 16th century.
- As the British Empire expanded, cricket was introduced to more countries.
- By the mid-1850s, international games were being played.
- Cricket is most popular in England, Australia, India, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.