Cricket game today I am with a fascinating and interesting blog. Today we are going to explore about Cricket. Let’s go!
Cricket is a gentleman’s game and it was a mystery until many were unknown to the game now men’s & women’s both are playing well. A game with a lot of opportunities and a lot of hard work and patience to learn and expertise in it. Nowadays as all, you know Ipl matches are going on in Dubai in which 8 teams are competing for each other to compete and win the title.
Twenty20 cricket (T20 Cricket)
Twenty20 cricket has 20 overs for each side and each bowler can bowl up to 4 overs maximum unlike 10 overs in an ODI match. The highest team score is 263/5 by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in the 2013 IPL season. The highest individual score is 175* off 69 balls by Chris Gayle for RCB in the same match.
Meanwhile, the British Empire had been instrumental in spreading the game overseas, and by the middle of the 19th century it had become well established in Australia, the Caribbean, India, New Zealand, North America, and South Africa In 1844, the first-ever international match took place between the United States and Canada. In 1859, a team of English players went to North America on the first overseas tour.
MCC quickly became the sport’s premier club and the custodian of the Laws of Cricket. New Laws introduced in the latter part of the 18th century included the three stump wicket and leg before wicket (lbw).
The game underwent major development in the 18th century to become England’s national sport. It’s successfully underwritten by the twin necessities of patronage and betting. Cricket was prominent in London as early as 1707 and, in the middle years of the century, large crowds flocked to match on the Artillery Ground in Finsbury. The single wicket form of the sport attracted huge crowds and wagers to match, its popularity peaking in the 1748 season. Bowling underwent an evolution around 1760 when bowlers began to pitch the ball instead of rolling or skimming it towards the batsman. This caused a revolution in bat design because, to deal with the bouncing ball, it was necessary to introduce the modern straight bat in place of the old “hockey stick” shape Cricket has had a broad impact on popular culture, both in the Commonwealth of Nations and elsewhere. It has, for example, influenced the lexicon of these nations, especially the English language, with various phrases such as “that’s not cricket” (that’s unfair), “had good innings” (lived a long life), and “sticky wicket” The wickets are sets of three small, wooden posts that are at each end of a rectangle of short grass called ‘the pitch’, which is 22 yards long, cricket is played in the countries where cricket is most popular compete in international matches (games between countries) that last up to 5 days, which are called Test matches. Those countries are England, Australia, West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. The West Indies are a group of Caribbean countries that play together as a team. Several other countries have more junior status. The test match idea was invented by teams from England and Australia in the 19th century. Ireland and Afghanistan are the new teams that can play Test cricket. The pitch is inside a much larger oval of grass called the ‘area of play’. The area of play is a 30-yard circle inside the cricket ground or stadium. When a player is out, a teammate will replace them in the field. When a team no longer has enough “not-out” players left to score, then the other team gets the chance to try to score. In shorter games of cricket, a team may also have to stop batting when the ball has been thrown to their players a certain number of times. After both teams have had enough chances to score, the team with the most runs wins. “On a sticky wicket” (aka “sticky dog” or “glue pot”) is a metaphor used to describe a difficult circumstance. It originated as a term for difficult batting conditions in cricket, caused by a damp and soft pitch.