Cricket is one of the most favorite games for all ages in the world. Although its rules are considered more complicated than some sports, it is worthy to play due to great benefits.
Before starting learning cricket, you should understand major rules as well usually watch big tournaments such as ICC World Cup, IPL League, the Ashes so that you can improve more real situations in the pitch.
Now, let’s go to summarize basic rules of this game.
1, Object of cricket
There are two teams in one match, held in a large field. Per team has total 11 official players and some players like substitute fielder. Sometimes people call them as twelfth man
Bat and ball are two main accessories will follow with players during the game.
In general, object of game is to use bat to score run a ball, around other opposing batsmen.
The most traditional form of this game is Test cricket. Besides it, it has several formats like 50 over matches, Twenty20 cricket…The fact, per version has some different rules.
Today, we follow rules of the traditional version.
2, The number of umpires
There are two referees in the field of a match. They are responsible to make decisions as well confirm scoring runs correctly or not. They work together throughout the game.
Besides these umpires, there is the third umpire who is inside to watch video. He is responsible to follow all sides and corners then consult decisions for two referees on the field. Any decision needs to be showed again by video.
3, Game structure
There are two innings in one game. It means that one team will bowl the opposing team out twice with the most runs.
After two innings, which team reaches more runs, they win the match.
Particularly, one inning has no limit about length. Once two teams finish all bowling turn, it automatically ends on inning.