Each team in a cricket match is composed of 11 players, with one designated as team captain. Both squads are also entitled to keep a reserve player known as a 12th man who may replace a player injured during play.
A:A cricket ball is made with a center of string and cork strips and an outer covering of leather. The weight and size of a cricket ball is different for men's cricket and women's cricket, but both are carefully regulated by cricket organizations around the world. Cricket balls are traditionally colored dark red.
A:Each team in a cricket match is composed of 11 players, with one designated as team captain. Both squads are also entitled to keep a reserve player known as a 12th man who may replace a player injured during play.
A:The origins of cricket are not fully known, but games similar to cricket have been played in Kent as far back as 1300, as documented in the household accounts of King Edward I. The first recorded match of cricket was played in Kent in 1646, and the first description of a cricket game comes from 1706.
A:In international competition, a standard cricket pitch measures 2012 centimeters in length and 305 centimeters in width. Represented in yard equivalents, these measures equate to approximately 22 yards in length and 3.34 yards in width.
A:Television channels that show live cricket include Fox Sports in Australia, PTV in Pakistan, SLRC in Sri Lanka, SuperSport in South Africa, Sky Sports in the UK, Doordarshan in India and ESPN in South, Central and North America. They broadcast a combination of test, one-day and Twenty20 cricket matches.
A:Cricket Wireless offers a store locator page on its website that can search for stores within a short distance of a zip code or address. This page features a full map of the continental United States and places easily distinguishable markers over store locations near the place entered in the search box.
A:India defeated Pakistan by 76 runs in a 2015 Cricket World Cup contest, played on Sunday, February 15 at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, South Australia. Both teams competed in Pool B of the tournament and each qualified for the quarterfinals.
A:ESPN Cricinfo does not show live cricket games, as of 2015. The site is the official landing spot for ESPN's Cricket information and has a number of highlight videos as well as stats but it does not have the live games on this Web address.
A:The Ashes are currently played once every two years, alternating in location between the United Kingdom and Australia. Due to the preference that cricket be played in the summer and the difference in seasons between the two hemispheres, the actual break can range between 18 and 30 months.
A:There are six balls delivered every over in the game of cricket. In each over, the opposing batsmen receives six balls from the bowler, and then another bowler delivers another six balls from the other end of the pitch to constitute another over.
A:In the United States, cricket fans can watch ICC Cricket World Cup matches via a subscription from ESPN. India's Star broadcast network also offers live streaming of World Cup matches on its website, Starsports.com, for a fee.
A:Cricket is played with two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field. Each team has at least one inning to bat. The team that is not batting bowls and fields the ball. Most of the action takes place on a 18-meter-long pitch situated in the middle of the oval ground. The team that scores the most runs is the winner.
A:In the game of cricket, two teams composed of 11 players each try to score runs when at bat or to dismiss the other players when out in the field. A typical game is composed of two innings, and can span anywhere from an afternoon to a several days.