Cricket Game Rules
If you want to learn how to play Cricket, learn Cricket game rules first. Cricket is a game that is played with a bat and ball between two teams of eleven players. There are many different versions of the game, but the most common one is played on an outdoor field that is in the shape of an oval. The game involves the two teams taking turns batting and trying to score as many runs as possible before the other team dismisses all of them. Play is initiated by the other team, which bowls in the direction of the batsman, as the batter is called in cricket.
Bowling is different from simply throwing the ball as the arm is not allowed to be fully raised. Bowling is similar to what baseball fans would refer to as a sidearm throw. Once the ball is thrown, the batsman must try to strike the ball and then run to the other end of the field before he is dismissed. It is notable that in cricket, two batters and bowlers are up at one time. Bowlers have six bowls before the next player on the team is up. A batsman gets one bat. The rest of the time he is defending the wickets, or stumps, on their side of the field. After a ball is hit toward the bowlers, they must field the ball and throw it at the opposing team's wickets.
If they succeed in hitting the wicket before the batsman can run to the other end of the field, the batsman is dismissed. The object is to dismiss all of the batsmen on the opposite team while allowing as few runs as possible. At that time, the roles are reversed. The entire process takes place twice. The time that it takes both teams to get a bat is called an inning. The complete cricket game is over at the end of the second inning, and the team with the highest amount of runs wins the game.