What is cricket?
cricket is a bat and ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which rectangular 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a target at each end called the wicket ( a set of three wooden stump upon which two bail sit). Each phase of play is called an inning, during which on team bat, attempting to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents bowl and field, attempting to minimise the number of runs scored. When each inning ends, the teams usually swap roles for next innings (i. e. team that previously batted will bowl/field ans vice versa).
Are there any fielding restrictions in Test cricket?
Yes, there are, though there are no 15-yard or 30 yard demarcations in Test cricket. Only two fielder are allowed behind the batsmen in the leg-side. This rule is a legacy of the Bodyline series of 1932-33 , when English fast bowl under the captaincy of Douglas Jardine were directed to bowl packed with fielders , waiting for the catches that came from batsmen fending the ball away. (This rule is also applicable to one-day cricket.)
What are the fielding restrictions in odi cricket ?
In the first 10 overs of ab innings ( the mandatory power play) the fielding team may have at most two fielders outside the 30-yard circle. Between 11 to 40 four fielders will be allowed to field outside the 30 yard circle . In final 10 overs five fielders will be allowed to field outside the 30-yard circle.
What are the following fielding restrictions in T20 cricket apply?
No more than five fielders can be on the leg side at any time.
During the first six overs, a maximum of two fielders can be outside the 30 yard circle (this is known as the power-play ). After the first six overs, a maximum of five fielders can be outside the fielding circle.
What is the size of a cricket field?
This might sound strange, but there are no regulations for the size of a cricket field! The laws of cricket make no mention of the distance of the boundary from the centre apart from stating that both captains and umpires must agree on the boundary should be marked with a white line or a rope.
What is the size of a cricket pitch?
The cricket pitch measure 22 yards or 20.12 meters in length and 5 feet or 1.52 metres in width.The length is measured between the middle stumps of each set of wickets at each end.
What is the difference between leg-spin and off-spin?
A right-hand batsman facing a right-arm leg-spin bowler will have the ball pitching and then spinning away from him.Such a delivery is called leg-spin, on the other hand, spins from the off-side to the leg-side for a right-hand batsman.
What is a googly?
The leg-spinner’s wrong one” is called the googly. Instead of making the ball turn from the leg-side to the off-side, the bowler makes it go the other way, thus confusing the batsman.
In how many ways can a batsman be out?
A batsman can be out in 10 different ways. These are : bowled , caught , stump , run out , leg before wicket , hit wicket , hit the ball twice, obstructing the field, handled the ball and time out.
What is the ‘danger area’ of the pitch?
The ‘danger area ‘ is a an imaginarly 4 feet by 2 feet area on both sides of the pitch just in front of the stump that must be protected from damage by the bowlers and fielders. This is 4 feet (1.22m) from the popping crease, and within 1 foot (30.48) form either side of the middle stump.