Cricket is a sport played amongst2 teams. Each team consists of eleven players. The game is played with a bat and a ball along with three long sticks called wickets. The game is played in the center of the ground in the four-sided rectangle yard, which is 22 inches in length and called the pitch. The team tries to score the runs either by running along the pitch or by making the ball cross the boundary.
The runs are made by the batsman. There will be two batsmen in the ground at the same time along with the eleven players of the opposite team. While batsman tries to make runs, the opposite team makes efforts opposing the batsman. The bowler throws the ball to the person batting and the batsman tries to hit the ball with the bat in such a way that the ball goes far enough for the two batsmen to run along the pitch and score runs. The batsman continues to bat till he is out. For the whole tem to be out, ten batsmen should be out. When the batting team finishes batting, the roles are switched. The batting team does the bowling and fielding and vice versa.
The span of the game is measured in number of over’s. The number of over’s can be 20 or it can be 50. Each over consists of 6 balls. In the case of test cricket, the game is played for five days without any count on the number of over’s.
Origin of the Game
In 16th century, cricket was played in Southern England. It became national game of England by the end of 18th century. Because of the extension of the British Empire, the game became popular very soon. By mid of 19th century, international cricket tournaments were being conducted. Due to the huge money involved in the game, judi online became quite common. To regulate this, International Cricket Council has made stringent rules which need to be followed by every player involved in the game.