About the user cricket [ History, Rules, … ]

Cricket is a sport that is not very well known to the outside world, which is only big enough in 3 countries: England, India and Pakistan.

To understand, only one cricketer is among the top 100 paid athletes in the world, but receives a huge sum of 31 million a year (27 from their sponsorship), making him the world’s top 23 Paid athlete in 2015.

A cricket match
The game of cricket is a bit complex and very different from any other sport, has very specific rules and the way you play too, although some claim it is similar to baseball (perhaps only in some aspects).

Cricket ground
Each team consists of 11 players, and the field does not have a specific dimension, only having the requirement that it be wide.

It usually has an oval shape and consists of 3 zones:
a
rectangle is two zones. Central zone and two ends (which have an “H”).
In the Central area of the rectangle are 2 Batting Strikers who have a cricket bat.

At the lower end is the Launcher, and at the upper end is the receiver to catch the balls.

Internal space and outer space – here extends protection 11 from the team that should be protected.

Goal of the game and positioning
Each Striker Striker puts himself in front of his “witchet”, and while one is waiting for the ball to be sent to him by Launcher, the other Striker is waiting to run.

After the ball is thrown, the attacker will try to hit the ball as far as possible, and the following situations may occur:

If the ball leaves the field through the air, mark points 6
If the ball leaves the field but has already hit the ground, mark points 4
If the ball is folded and still remains inside the field, scouts can mark more times in the same position change. When any defender manages to catch the ball and send it to the receiver as soon as they receive the ball, they can no longer change. Each exchange is worth 1 point.
The defense distribution is 2 players next to the rectangle (Launcher and receiver), 4 in the inner space, and 5 in outer space.

How to get rid of the test
There are several ways to do this, these are:

Witchet Drop by Launcher
The pitcher to take the shot will balance and eventually make it to the end line of the rectangle. If he can hit and knock down one of the 3 Witchet sticks after the ball has bounced once on the ground, the scout will be removed.

Flyball
As in baseball, if after Beeler sends the ball, some defense can get it before it touches the ground, and then the batter is eliminated.

Witchet Drop for defense
If after the batter knocks the ball out and starts making exchanges with another batter to score points, if the defender who picks up the ball sends out a long and punches and knocks down one of the sticks or sends to the receiving defense and it is overthrown.

Defend with a knee
If the batter protects the ball with his knee so that it is not overturned, then the batter will be eliminated.

IPL 2020: Brian Lara picks the current No.1 side of the tournament.

Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara named the No.1 of side of IPL 2020 based on performances till now. Lara, who was most impressed with table toppers Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, picked the Rohit Sharma-led side as the best one so far.

Lara said four-time champions Mumbai Indians have an edge over the Delhi Capitals because of the wealth of experience in their side.

“They (Mumbai Indians) are the No.1 team now. Delhi Capitals have looked good too but on experience Mumbai probably holds the edge,” Brian Lara said on Star Sports when he asked to if MI and DC have created a gap with the rest of the franchises.

RCB vs RR live score, IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians reclaimed the top spot by crushing Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in an IPL 2020 match in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

After a hat-trick of wins, MI have now got 12 points in 8 matches and are ahead of Delhi based on a superior net run rate.

Rohit Sharma and South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock added 94 for their opening stand as Mumbai chased down a target of 149 against the Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday with eight wickets in hand and 19 balls to spare.

IPL 2020 live score, CSK vs DC

Sharma was pleased with his team’s “clinical” performance and urged them to be ruthless in the remainder of the tournament.

“I think it’s important for us to make sure that we stay on the money,” Sharma said at the post-match presentation.

“We can’t get complacent and we know that this tournament can get funny. We’ve already seen games, how teams have lost, so we can’t take the foot off the pedal at any given point.

“We have to keep making sure that we’re ruthless on the field and, yes, the guys are hungry. They’ve not played cricket for six months and they want to come out here and express themselves.”

Cricket needs clarity and restructuring, says Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar who stepped down as chairman at Star & Disney India, and as President at Walt Disney APAC on Thursday – believes cricket’s global administration needs a fresh approach going forward.

“I think restructuring of cricket’s global calendar and policies is long overdue and it needs to be done at the earliest,” Shankar told TOI.

He is of the view that “the current global model of the game is fast becoming unsustainable and to not take that into account by cricket authorities would be short-sightedness”.

Elaborating on how the game’s finances are dwindling for lack of a more dynamic approach, Shankar says: “Today, a lot of cricket properties are loss making propositions. Much of the cricket outside of IPL and ICC World Cups do not have support.”

Stopping short of calling the present structure a flawed one, Shankar says he finds “no meaning” in many bilateral series that cricket hosts these days, adding, “they really make no sense”.

“Cricket needs clarity. It has three formats and all three are currently battling each other for greater relevance. In that, the game finds itself caught in a bizarre dichotomy that has come to exist and it needs to be resolved”.

That line of thought, he explains, comes from how fans are taking to the game now, visa -vis the past. “Fans want more of T20, followed by ODIs and very few want Test cricket. In that, they want iconic Test cricket – India vs Australia, England vs Australia, India vs England. Nobody wants just any random Test matches. But the cricket establishment still seems to be in denial and thinks cricket is still about Test matches because it was about Test matches 30 years ago,” says Shankar.

Shankar says it is the game’s administration that must align its goals with that of fans and cricket lovers because sponsors and advertisers in the game will only reflect the priorities of the fans.

“Those who have the responsibility to take care of cricket need to take note of it. The game has a lot of smart minds, but you can’t consider the rear-view mirror and drive. You’ve got to look ahead, see the signposts and see for yourself how you need to go forward,” he says, underlining how it’s important to not get nostalgic about the past and strategize for the future.

Usman Khawaja’s emotional breakdown during Cricket World Cup

Behind-the-scenes footage from last year’s Cricket World Cup shows Usman Khawaja breaking down in tears during Australia’s series-defining loss to South Africa.

Khawaja does not come across as an emotional person, which has worked against the left-handed batsman. Cricket legend Shane Warne ridiculed Khawaja in November for lacking motivation, applauding national selectors for axing the Queenslander.

“Throughout his Test career, he always seems to do just enough. Sometimes you just want to shake him and get him to show a bit more,” Warne wrote in the Herald Sun.

“Different personalities make up the team and some people aren’t as exuberant and emotional as others, but he can be better, particularly with his body language.”

The eight-episode series features behind-the-scenes footage of the Australian cricket team following the infamous ball-tampering saga.

Australia’s one-day squad travelled to England in May 2019 for the World Cup, and started the tournament superbly, winning seven of their first eight group stage matches.

A win over South Africa in Manchester would secure top spot on the ladder, but more importantly, they would avoid a semi-final against tournament favourites England.

Khawaja was the glue for Australia’s middle order — he knew how to build an innings, and provided appropriate support for destructive opening batsmen David Warner and Aaron Finch.

Chasing 326 for victory, Khawaja joined Warner at the crease after captain Finch departed early in the innings.

When Warner guided a delivery from Imran Tahir to short fine leg, Khawaja sprinted through for a single, and suddenly felt a sharp pain in his leg.

“It came out of absolutely nowhere,” Khawaja said on The Test.

“As soon as it happened, I knew, ‘Oh s**t, I’m cooked here’.”

Khawaja had strained his hamstring, and could no longer run. After consulting the team physio, he made his way off the ground, his World Cup campaign in tatters.

“I honestly can’t remember being that disappointed coming off a cricket field ever in my life,” Khawaja said.

“Walking off the field like that and not being out just feels like you’ve let your team down straight away.”

He Would Have Been In Demand In T20 Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has no doubts in his mind that Dean Jones would have been one of the “most sought after batsmen” if he were to be part of the T20 generation and called him a player well ahead of his time. The 59-year-old former Australia batsman died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hotel on Thursday. He was in India as a part of host broadcaster’s commentary panel. Tendulkar, who fondly remembers his on-field battles during the Australia tour of 1991-92, said he would be glued to TV set as a young cricketer when Jones batted. Such was his fearless style of play that he would have excelled in T20 cricket, feels the Indian legend.

“He would have been hundred percent one of the most popular T20 players without any doubt,” Tendulkar told PTI during a conversation, his voice tinged with sadness.

“Had there been an auction, Deano would have been a player much in-demand. He was an innovative stroke player, a fantastic runner between the wickets and a brilliant fielder, everything that you require for T20s.”

Tendulkar believes that Jones’ quality to improvise in ODIs would mean that he was aware about the demands of the game and played as per the situation.

“Since he was such a good ODI player, he would have adapted to the ever changing rules of T20 better. Cricket formats are dynamic and I believe he had that quality to evolve as per demands and would have made a terrific T20 player.”

Tendulkar remembered how Jones used to charge down the track to fast bowlers even in the mid and late 80’s when aggressive batting wasn’t exactly in vogue.

“Whatever cricket he played in the 80’s and early 90’s, he was ahead of his time. He would charge the fast bowlers and that was back in 80’s.

“We talk about innovations but remember some shots that are being played today, the earlier generations have also played, well before even we started and Deano was one of them,” he said.

He remembered the 1986 tied Test. He was 13 and a trainee at Ramakant Achrekar’s academy at Shivaji Park Gymkhana and how Jones’ 210 made all the youngsters interested about the Australian.

“I remember I was 13 when tied Test happened and he scored that double hundred.

“When I went to Australia for the first time in 91-92, they were a great team. There was David Boon, Geoff Marsh, Steve Waugh, Bruce Reid and Craig McDer mott but for us in the Indian team, there were two players we spoke about most– AB (skipper Allan Border) and Deano (Dean Jones).

“Literally No 1 and 2 key players for us and then there was McDermott,” Tendulkar recollected.

The attribute of Jones that has always stayed with Tendulkar was his fearlessness while facing fast bowlers on bouncy tracks and at times without helmets.

“I enjoyed watching him bat and at times without the helmet. What stood out was not just his contributions for Australia but that he was an entertainer-par-excellence.

“You can’t deny that your eyeballs glued to the TV when Deano batted and you didn’t want to miss that chance.”

Tendulkar remembered how Jones scored a match-winning knock against India in a 1992 World Cup game in Brisbane and how that loss hurt.

“You never enjoyed when he scored against India and Brisbane game was one such game (Jones scored 90). And then, we were docked three overs and the run reduced from Australia’s total was one. Such a rule made it difficult for us,” Tendulkar remembered as if it was yesterday.

England come back from the dead to level series

Lightning does strike twice. Because, for a second time on this tour, Australia were let down by the oddity of their middle-order flakiness in the face of pressure. England have not lost three ODIs in a row since 2016. They haven’t lost a bilateral ODI series at home since 2015. Both those runs appeared to have run their course before Australia contrived to squander a position of near invincibility and keep them going.

In the T20I at Southampton, it was 4 for 9, here it was 4 for 3. Just before this manic 20-ball period, Marnus Labuschagne had walked across his stumps and swat-pulled Chris Woakes for a boundary in the 29th over, bringing the 100 of his partnership with captain Aaron Finch. Australia needed less than 100 to win with eight wickets in hand. Even on a used wicket that had been tough for batting throughout the day, this seemed a foregone conclusion as evidenced by Labuschagne coolly blowing a bubble with his gum.

Minutes later, he spat and swatted his gum away, having been dismissed for 48. The end of the 107-run partnership instantly brought back to light just how difficult it was to start an innings on this wicket. Incidentally, even before that dismissal at 144/2, Morgan had made his final punt, bringing back both his ace bowlers – Jofra Archer and Woakes – with an eye on wickets, even if it came at the risk of the pair bowling out by the 35th over.

It was a tactical masterstroke. Woakes had pinged Labsuchagne plumb in front, although he needed DRS to end the century stand. Archer, who’d knocked over David Warner – for the fourth time this tour – and Marcus Stoinis in a furious first spell, then had Mitchell Marsh play one on to his stumps. A well-set Finch (73 off 105) and Glenn Maxwell then played inside the line to identical Woakes deliveries and lost their stumps and panic and gloom simultaneously descended on the Australian dressing room.

Australia never recovered. The pitch wouldn’t allow them to. Sam Curran came back into the attack and removed Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc off successive deliveries and later added Adam Zampa for a third. Alex Carey battled all by himself, setting himself up for a 1-v-1 showdown against Adil Rashid, but the nature of the collapse through the middle put that task beyond him. Eventually, Australia finished 24 short of England’s total of 231.

The margin of defeat will force Finch and Justin Langer to look beyond their batting frailties. For England had been tottering themselves at 149 for 8 after opting to bat on a powder blue afternoon. Tom Curran, who went wicketless in his 10 miserly overs amid the bowling feast, scored a very crucial 37 and added 76 for the ninth wicket with Rashid, the pair milking 53 off the final four overs to power the total past 230.

Ben Duckett thrives between the showers to drive Nottinghamshire

A scintillating century from Nottinghamshire’s Ben Duckett was the highlight on the second day of their Bob Willis Trophy match against Durham at Trent Bridge.

The 25-year old remains unbeaten on 146 as Notts closed on 251 for 2, with the left-hander adding an unbroken 186 for the third wicket with Joe Clarke, who will resume on 74 not out.

Despite three interruptions for rain and bad light Duckett played fluently throughout, square-cutting and driving imperiously to reach his 18th first-class hundred from 153 balls, with 16 fours.

Durham’s first innings had ended on 294 during the morning session, with Zak Chappell taking 4 for 92 for the hosts.

The day also featured a significant milestone for Chris Rushworth, who has become only the third bowler to reach 500 first-class wickets for Durham.

He struck with just his sixth delivery of the match to break an in-form opening pairing in typical fashion. In Nottinghamshire’s previous fixture in this competition Ben Slater and Haseeb Hameed put on 200 for the first wicket against Leicestershire.

This time, they failed to negotiate the opening over as Slater fell lbw to Rushworth without scoring. The left-handed opener had started the day as the leading scorer in the Bob Willis Trophy, with 425 runs, but has now been overtaken by Worcestershire’s Jake Libby.

Either side of lunch Duckett and Hameed resurrected the Nottinghamshire innings with a stand of 65, although Hameed had a life on 17 when he edged Raine behind but wicketkeeper Ned Eckersley put down the routine offering.

The former England international wasn’t so fortunate on 21 when he was smartly taken at third slip by Paul Coughlin, becoming Rushworth’s 500th victim in the process.

Rushworth joins Simon Brown and Graham Onions as the only other bowlers to hit that milestone for the county.

Duckett passed 6,000 first class runs when he reached 47 and moved to his half century soon afterwards, getting to the landmark from 87 deliveries, having hit seven boundaries.

An unwelcome mixture of light drizzle and bad light caused the second half of the afternoon session to be lost but the resumption found Durham guilty of two more dropped catches, as well as some indifferent ground-fielding.

Raine was again unfortunate when Clarke was spilled on 16, put down at slip by Sean Dickson and then the same batsman was reprieved when Alex Lees dropped him off Coughlin seven runs later.

Durham’s attack lacked variety, with five right-arm medium to medium-fast operators and the runs continued to flow for the home county, with Clarke reaching his 50 from 82 deliveries, with seven fours.

By the time of the final stoppage, with nine overs still remaining, the two batsmen had established a new third wicket record partnership in meetings between the two counties.

Earlier, the home county had needed just 40 minutes to take the final two wickets in Durham’s first innings.

Sports heritage of the British Empire

In history, there are many cases when colonizers, developing new lands, brought their native flavor to the local culture. So often new traditions, customs, and laws appeared. Sports that spread like viruses are no exception. In some cases, there is a full-scale dispersion – take, for example, the same football that is played today even in the most remote corners of the planet. And in some cases, the distribution is spot-on, and clearly reflects the boundaries of the cultural influence of the monopoly on its colonies. An extremely significant example in this sense is cricket – an internationally recognized sport that is played professionally exclusively in the former British Empire.

The first reports of the existence of cricket date back to the XIII century. The County of Kent is considered to be the birthplace of peasant entertainment, but the game quickly covered the surrounding area. However, cricket flourished in England in the XVIII century. It was then that the world’s first cricket club was founded in Hampshire. A little later, the entertainment reached London, and the townspeople enthusiastically began to sort things out on the grass lawns. At the same time, the British Empire was rapidly expanding. Expansion into the countries of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region required strength, resources, and most importantly people who went to the outskirts of the world for easy earnings. Some were simply sent to distant countries, for example, to hard labor. In any case, the result was the same – more and more people familiar with cricket appeared in the British colonies. Homesickness and sporting interest made the settlers remember the rules of a simple game, which is also completely unpretentious: for the game, it is enough to have a bat, a ball, a couple of primitive wooden structures called wickets, and a little open space. Often in poor countries the game was a great success,

it gained new popularity, won the hearts of fans and became almost the most popular sport.

Currently, the distribution area of cricket has changed little: the game is developed in England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. Cricket has long earned international recognition – back in the XIX century, an international Federation was created, which greatly helped in promoting the sport on the international stage. Currently, the cricket world Cup is held every four years, which has so far been won only by Australia and countries historically associated with India. Women also successfully engage in high-performance sports. It is noteworthy that cricket has its own Olympic history, which is unique in its own way: extremely short, but at the same time full-fledged. The fact is that a single cricket match was played during the Olympic games. In 1900, the British team beat the French team. Since no one else participated in the tournament, the British won Olympic gold medals, while the French won silver. However, this draw did not impress the organizers of the Games, and cricket lost its place in the competition program. From time to time, there is talk of cricket returning to the Olympic family, but so far it doesn’t seem too close to the truth.

A boy with six fingers on each hand boasted of success in games and cricket

A boy with two thumbs on each hand who lives in the Indian region of Kashmir has boasted that a genetic abnormality helps him in cricket and mobile games. In addition, thanks to the extra fingers, he climbs trees faster, writes the Daily Mail.

12-year-old Faizan Ahmad Najar has six fingers on each hand. When he was two years old, doctors offered to amputate the extra ones, but his parents refused. “We consulted the Saint about this, and he said that after the operation, our son might lose his sight,” the mother explains.

Najjar claims that he is not ashamed of his polydactyly and hopes that it will not prevent him from achieving success in life. “I want to be a doctor,” he says. — I will treat patients who were born with such abnormalities, so that no one teases them and does not poison them. Fortunately, I have rarely experienced this attitude myself, because I live in the country.”

Polydactyly is one of the most common hereditary abnormalities of limb development in humans, dogs, cats, and horses. Extra fingers are rarely full-fledged, usually they are a small piece of soft fabric.

In 2019, it was reported that a resident of the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa) with an unusually large number of fingers was suspected of witchcraft. She has 12 fingers and 19 toes.

How to bet on cricket-tips, recommendations, bookmakers

Cricket is not a seasonal sport, which means that you can bet on these games for a year without a break. However, if you are interested in this sport, you need to pay attention to a few nuances, which we will introduce you below.

Number one – formats. In this sport, matches differ in format, which affects the duration of the game, its order, and a huge number of other parameters. In different formats, teams show different games – some play better at the 1st level, some manage to show excellent results in games with limited overs.

There is a pattern – Indian players, due to insufficient funding, as well as due to the difference in climate, do not show the best game on the road. But the players from Australia show excellent performance on all fields.

Weather conditions. They can have a huge impact on the performance of a sports game. Matches continue for several hours in a row and a clear day can easily be replaced by heavy rain. In unsuitable climatic conditions, players will not show the best result, which is important to take into account when making a forecast.

As in other sports, cricket has key figures on the field – here they are referred to as batsmen and bowlers. Each team has its oustider and their stars. In this way, one professional batsman can turn the game around. To predict the results of the meeting, you need to study the list of promising players and select favorites. By the way, some stars, surprisingly, are people of mood, showing excellent results at the moment when the “stars will add up”.

History of Indian cricket: the beginning

The mystical connection between them reaches insanity. When Sachin Tendulkar stands with the bat and the bowler starts to run, a billion hearts freeze. A riddle of riddles. Wonder of wonders. Where and how did this happen? The game of cricket originated in the middle ages in England. Its name goes back to the Saxon word cricc (“stick”). Presumably, cricket originated from such ancient games as” stick and ball”,” bat and ball “and”trap and ball”. The first information about cricket dates back to 1300: a report on the expenses of the Royal court mentions a sum of 100 shillings and 6 pounds spent on” creeg ” and other sports by Prince Edward. If in the documents of the XV century there are occasional mentions of boys playing “crackett”, in the XVI century, evidence of a passion for this game is more frequent. It is said that in his youth, Oliver Cromwell was engaged in cricket.

The first set of rules for cricket is the “Code of 1744”, which specifies the official sizes of various cricket venues. The heyday of this game was at the end of the XVIII century. The beginning of this was the team of the English village of Hambledon, which founded a Cricket club in 1750. In 1787, the “Marylebone Cricket Club” (MCC) was established, which developed new rules a year later. When did this sport appear in India? Answering this question, experts agree on one thing – the birthplace of Indian cricket is the city of Bombay. It is unanimously recognized that the beginning of organized cricket among Indians should be considered the Foundation of the Parsee Oriental Cricket Club in 1848. At the same time, evidence suggests that Indian cricket may have originated in the city of Sylhet (now Bangladesh). In the journal of Sporting Intelligence, in the issue of March 3, 1845, there is an article “sepoy Cricketers”, which reports a match between sepoy Indians and British officers. The reporter notes that many Indians played very well. By the way, the historical fact of cricket matches between Indians and British officers was reflected in the famous bollywood blockbuster “Lagaan” (“tax”), in which the sports match was presented as an act of anti-colonial resistance. The first known fact of the victory of the Indian team over the British dates back to 1892. The match between the Parsees and the team brought from England by Lord hawke was held in Bombay and ended in a 7-point victory for the Parsees. By this time, cricket had become a truly national sport in India. By the end of the nineteenth century. it was played in Chittagong and Bombay, West Bengal and Gujarat, Delhi and Nagpur. A match was played in Nagpur in 1896 between English soldiers and Nayudu Club Eleven. The Nayudu family became famous for huge financial investments in the spread of cricket in their state. Their brainchild was the Nuyudu Club, where many boys from underprivileged families were taught the basics of the game, as well as provided with uniforms and equipment. The family also patronized a school where boys received a free education with one condition – they had to play cricket! The history of the birth of Indian cricket will not be complete without mentioning such a bright personality as Prince Ranjitsinghji, who became the Maharaja of Nawanagar in 1918. He was, in fact, the first Indian cricketer to become famous in the West. Ranji lived in England for a long time, where he became a high – class player and eventually won an invitation to the Sussex County team and even to the England national team. Nicknamed the “Black Prince”, Ranji scored 24576 career points. It is believed that he was a great admirer of Mr. C. K. Nayudu and its schools, and participated in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 1928. One of the most important events in the history of Indian cricket was the tour of the country by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 1926. The team traveled through the cities and territories of India, sweeping away everything in its path, until it arrived in Bombay. Before the match the question was as follows: are Indian athletes able to compete on equal terms with strong English clubs? 153 points of CH. K. Naudu positively answered this question. This was the signal for the Indians to legally start knocking on the doors of world cricket. The event played a huge role in the development of national identity of Indians.