The roots of cricket can be traced to 16th century England, the country with which the sport is still most often associated. At the close of the 18th century, cricket had in fact become England’s national sport. With the expansion of the British Empire in the following decades, cricket was introduced to many parts of the world including Australasia, England, India, and Southern Africa. Although cricket was introduced to North America as well, the sport hasn’t enjoyed as much popularity in the United States as it has in other countries. Nevertheless, the United States was one of the teams in the first international cricket match in 1844. The United States team played against Canada, where the sport is considerably more popular. There are three basic forms of cricket, although the fundamentals of the game are quite similar. First-class games are played over a period of four days, although this may be extended to five days in certain cases. Some tour matches may be played over a period of three-days only.
Rajwada Cricket is a very interesting game. It is a very popular sports in India. Indian cricket team is a powerful side in all three major cricket formats, viz. Test cricket (first class cricket), 50 over One-day cricket, and Twenty-20 (limited to 20 overs each) cricket.
Cricket in India is the most popular and most watched sport as compared to all other sports in India. The passion, the craze, the thrill and the excitement that the spectators experience is in-matchable to that of any other sport. Cricket in India is like Football in Brazil or Spain. The enthusiasm and the excitement is above all other things. Cricket in India is everyone’s favorite (still there are few who doesn’t like the hype of the game) and is played by most people. People here in India can talk cricket all the time.
Although the game play and rules are very different, the basic concept of cricket is similar to that of baseball. Teams bat in successive innings and attempt to score runs, while the opposing team fields and attempts to bring an end to the batting team's innings. After each team has batted an equal number of innings (either one or two, depending on conditions chosen before the game), the team with the most runs wins. In cricket, a substitute player can be introduced on for an injured fielder. However, a substitute should not bat, bowl, keep wicket or act as captain. The player who was injured can come back if he has recovered.
Rules of Cricketing Talent Foundation
- Each team is made up of 11 players.
- The bowler must bowl 6 legal deliveries to constitute an over.
- A game must have two umpires stood at either end of the wicket. The umpires then must count the number of balls in the over, make decisions on whether the batsmen is out after an appeal and also check that the bowler has bowled a legal delivery.
- A batsmen can be given out by either being bowled ( the ball hitting their stumps), caught (fielder catches the ball without it bouncing), Leg Before Wicket (the ball hits the batsmen’s pads impeding its line into the stumps), stumped (the wicket keeper strikes the stumps with their gloves whilst the batsmen is outside of their crease with ball in hand), hit wicket (the batsmen hits their own wicket).
- Handled ball ( the batsmen handles the cricket ball on purpose), timed out (the player fails to reach the crease within 30 seconds of the previous batsmen leaving the field), hit ball twice (batsmen hits the cricket ball twice with their bat) and obstruction ( the batsmen purposely prevents the fielder from getting the ball).
- Test cricket is played over 5 days where each team has two innings (or two chances to bat).
- The scores are then cumulative and the team with the most runs after each innings is the winner.
- One Day cricket in played with 50 overs. Each team has 50 overs to bat and bowl before swapping and doing the previous discipline. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins.