Category: The Game

All about the game

What is Cricket?

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The game involves two teams with 11 players on each side. The captain who wins the toss decides whether his team bats or bowls first. If they bat first , their aim is to score a lot of runs and make sure the other team does not reach that score.
Equipment: Cricket Ball, Cricket Bat, Wicket (Stumps, Bails), Various protective equipment
First played: 16th century; South-East England
Highest governing body: International Cricket Council
Team members: 11 players per side (substitutes permitted in some circumstances)