Beginners guide to a cricket beginner

Beginners guide to a cricket beginner

The cricket game is a standard game across the globe. It is a competitive game that also includes professionals in different countries. The game contains two teams, each team having eleven players. The two teams take turns bat and field; however, a coin is tossed to determine which one begins. A beginner player may need to understand the needs and the rules of a cricket game.

Below listed are some o the essential guides beginners should take note of.

  1. Rules of the game
  • Cricket is a sport in which two teams of eleven players compete against each other.
  • At least one inning will be played in each game, with each side taking turns hitting and fielding/bowling.
  • A bowler from the fielding team will bowl the ball to the batter, who will attempt to hit the ball with their bat.
  • The fielding team attempts to dismiss the batters using…
    • When bowling, hitting the wickets with the ball
    • On the full, catching a batsman’s stroke
    • Also, hitting the batsman’s leg in front of the wicket (LBW) or the wickets before the batsmen can get to the opposite end of the pitch.
  • The batsmen aim to score as many runs as they can before being dismissed by…
    • Hitting the ball and racing between the wickets before the fielders can hit the wickets with the ball. One run is when you run the entire length of the pitch.
    • Four runs are scored when the ball is hit to the boundary along the ground.
    • Six runs are scored when the ball is hit over the boundary on the full.
  • Before the fielding team can shift over and begin batting, they must first get ten batters out.
  • The game’s goal is to score as many runs as feasible before the opposing fielding side takes ten wickets. The winning team is the one with the highest run total.

  1. Equipment’s and cricket gears

As a beginner, it is necessary to understand the different equipment that is involved in the game. Moreover, there are essential gears required in the game to help protect the players from harm and help in easy playing. This cricketequipment and gear should be of quality. This equipment includes; a cricket ball, a wooden cricket bat, made explicitly of either the ‘salix alba’ or ‘White Willow’ tree. The gears have leg pads/guards, gloves, a cricket helmet, and an abdominal protector or box. Additionally, there is necessary clothing worn in formal matches, often of either white or cream shirts or trousers. Also, one can include jumpers during the cold seasons for warmth.

Some of the prevalent positions in a cricket field include;

  1. Batsman

In every game, there are two batsmen involved. Their goal is to score as many runs as possible. When their team bats first, the aim is to reach the highest possible total. It’s all about trying to beat the opposition’s score if they’re batting second.

  1. Bowler

There’s only one bowler in a team match, and they must bowl them over to the batter.

  1. Fielder

Fielding is capturing, collecting, and returning a batsman’s hit ball in its most basic form. A bowler and ten additional fielders make up a cricket team, with one designated as a “wicket-keeper” who stands behind the batsman’s wicket.

  1. Umpire

Umpires are the two officials in charge of making decisions on the field. One stands behind the stumps at the end from where the bowler is delivering the over, while the other stands in a Square Leg fielding stance.

  1. Scorer

In most cases, there are two scorers, one for each team. They keep track of team totals, individual batting scores, and other game details like bowling and who catches.