Basic Rules Of Cricket
The basic rules of cricket are pretty simple and not that hard to learn. Cricket is one of the top most popular sports in the world, but the rules can be confusing for those that don't know anything about it. So, for those that have no idea how to play this game, below are the basic rules of cricket.
- Players. In cricket, there are eleven players that team during a match. These teams consist of batsmen and bowlers(kind of like the pitchers in baseball). Also, there is a wicket-keeper per team.
- There are two different matches. These two matches are called One Day match or a Test match. A One Day match has one inning for each team and will last until ten out of eleven of the team players get out or until they go through 50 overs (a set a six balls to a batter). A Test match is played over the course of five days. Most international cricket games are a Test match. Each team has two innings to score their runs. The winner is whichever team has the most runs at the end of the innings. A cricket match is over when a team scores more runs or if the team knocks all the opposing teams batsmen out the game.
- Scoring. Scoring can happen when two batsmen run to opposite ends of the pitch. This is counted as one run. When the batsmen hits the ball and it crosses the boundary, it scores four runs. When the batsmen hits the ball in the air and over the boundary, it scores six runs.