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Cricket is formed of batting, bowling and fielding. These actions require a good stamina and physical agility.

Posted May 06, 2021 in Cricket.

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Ravinder Kumar

Cricket is formed of batting, bowling and fielding. These actions require a good stamina and physical agility. There are 11 players in a team and 2 teams in a game. The rules set by ICC for cricket is same for both men’s cricket and women’s cricket. First, the team captains and match referee gather in the ground to toss. Whichever team wins the toss is allowed to choose whether they want to bat or field first. What do umpires do? They track the game process and take a pivotal role in the game. They also determine which batsman has been run out or eliminated from the game, along with ascertaining that all rules of the game are followed.

Here, we try to explain to you a few of the general rules that are followed in the match. The on-field umpire signals a start and the game begins.

If you love cricket as much as we do, then you must take a look at these rules-

  1. Two batsmen from the batting side and 11 fielders from the fielding side reach the field. Then, 2 umpires follow them as well. One umpire stands on the pitch, and the other one stands on the side of the knee.
  2. Let’s suppose A and B are two teams playing a cricket match of limited overs. Captain A wins the toss and chooses to bat.
  3. The bowler of Team B starts the game by bowling to the batsman of Team A. these playrs are referred to as opening bowler and opening batsman. The first two batsmen on the field are called openers as they begin their team’s innings.
  4. As soon as the batsman hits the ball, they must from one wicket to another o score a ‘run’. Fielders are scattered all over the field to catch the ball and/or prevent it from going towards the boundaries.
  5. Every time a bowler finishes throwing 6 balls, its called an over.
  6. After each over, the bowling and batting ends adjust. The non-striker becomes the striker of the next over at the end of each over.
  7. Upon completion of each over, the wicket-keeper has to change ends. In general, when a fast bowler is bowling, the keeper stands far from stumps, and when a spinner is in action, closer to stumps.
  8. He has to walk out of the field if a batsman is out and a new batsman comes to the crease. If all the batsmen of team A are out or team B has bowled their maximum quota of overs, an innings is considered complete.
  9. Now, in the second innings, Team B comes on to bat to chase the target set by Team A.
  10. If they reach the other goal, Team B is awarded as victors, A is victorious.
  11. At the end of the match, if the scores are level, then it is considered a draw.
  12. To prevent any mistakes, manual and electronic scoring is done during the match.
  13. The ranking is carried out on a cumulative basis. All the bat-scored runs, extra runs such as no-ball, wide, etc. are added to the total of the team.
  14. In certain situations, it is difficult for on-field umpires to give few decisions such as boundary, out, no-ball, etc. They are, therefore, finding the aid of another umpire, the third-umpire. The third-umpire looks and gives a final decision on video visuals.
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