A beginner’s guide on how to play cricket

Cricket is a sport that originated in India. Following its popularity, it is now being enjoyed and played by people all around the world. It is a game that requires skill, strategy, and teamwork. The sport has evolved over time, but the basic rules and principles have remained the same. Here’s all you need to know about playing cricket: Follow 12BETInfo to get more of these contents! 


Cricket is played on a large oval-shaped field with a rectangular 22-yard long pitch at the center. The pitch is where the bowler brings the ball to the batsman. The batsman hits the ball and runs to the other end of the pitch without being dismissed is called a run. The objective of the game is for one team to score more runs than the other team. 

This sport is played between two teams of 11 players each, taking turns batting and fielding. The goal of the batting team is to score as many runs as possible while the bowlers try to prevent them from doing so. Each team has two batsmen, who take turns facing the bowlers, on the pitch at any given time. 

The bowler carries the ball from one end of the pitch while the batsman tries to hit the ball with his bat. If the batsman hits the ball and runs to the other end of the pitch without being dismissed, he scores a run. The bowler will try to get the batsman out by hitting the wickets behind the batsman with the ball, catching the ball hit by the batsman, or running out the batsman if he is not in his crease.

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There are several ways for a batsman to be dismissed. The most common way is when the ball hits the wickets behind the batsman also known as “bowled”. The other way is when the ball is “caught” by a fielder before it touches the ground. Meanwhile, the “run-out” is when the batsman is out of his crease while the ball is in play and a fielder hits the wickets with the ball.

The batsman can also be dismissed if the wicket-keeper removes the bails from the wickets while the batsman is out of his crease. There is also LBW (Leg Before Wicket) when the ball hits the batsman’s leg and the umpire rules that the ball would have hit the wickets if the leg was not there.


In Bowling, the bowling team tries to get the batsmen out by delivering the ball in such a way that it is difficult for the batsman to hit it. The bowler can bowl overhand or underhand, and there are different types of deliveries such as fast, medium, spin, and swing bowling.


The fielding team tries to prevent the batting team from scoring runs and tries to get the batsmen out by catching the ball, hitting the wickets, or running them out. There are different positions on the field for fielders such as slips, gully, mid-on, mid-off, cover, point, and fine leg.

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