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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.

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  • How many players are there in a cricket team?

    Q: How many players are there in a cricket team?

    A: According to Purdue, eleven players from each team take the field of play during a cricket match. Both squads are allowed to carry substitutes in the event of an injury or illness.
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  • What is the weight of a cricket ball?

    Q: What is the weight of a cricket ball?

    A: A cricket ball weights between 5 1/2 and 5 3/4 ounces for men's cricket, according to Lord's. The ball must also measure between 8 13/16 and 9 inches in circumference.
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  • How are cricket balls made?

    Q: How are cricket balls made?

    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.
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  • What are cricket bats made of?

    Q: What are cricket bats made of?

    A: Cricket bats are mostly made of willow wood. According to About.com, English willow and Kashmiri willow are the preferred varieties for making cricket bats. Ash wood can also be used.
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  • How many players are in a cricket team?

    Q: How many players are in a cricket team?

    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.
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  • How do you play cricket?

    Q: How do you play cricket?

    A: The object of cricket is to score runs when batting and to put batters out when fielding. At minimum, the game requires two teams of 11 players, a large open field and a bat and ball.
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  • Who invented cricket?

    Q: Who invented cricket?

    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.
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  • What is the size of a cricket pitch?

    Q: What is the size of a cricket pitch?

    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.
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  • Where is the next Cricket World Cup being held?

    Q: Where is the next Cricket World Cup being held?

    A: The 2015 Cricket World Cup is being held in Australia and New Zealand. The two countries are jointly sponsoring the event, something they also did for the 1992 tournament.
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  • What is the length of a cricket pitch?

    Q: What is the length of a cricket pitch?

    A: A cricket pitch forms a rectangle that measures 22 yards by 10 feet. Cricket is always played on a circular or oval field, but the overall size of that field can vary.
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  • How many times has England won the Ashes?

    Q: How many times has England won the Ashes?

    A: As of April 2014 England has won the Ashes series 31 times and Australia 32 times. The Ashes is a series of Test cricket matches with each match being played over five days.
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  • Q: What are some television stations that show live cricket?

    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.
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  • Q: Where can you find Cricket Wireless stores near you?

    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.
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  • Q: What happened in the 2015 cricket match between India and Pakistan?

    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.
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  • Does ESPN Cricinfo show live cricket games?

    Q: Does ESPN Cricinfo show live cricket games?

    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.
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  • Q: How often are The Ashes held?

    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.
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  • Q: Did India or Pakistan win the cricket World Cup in 2014?

    A: India or Pakistan did not win either the men's or women's ICC World Twenty20 tournament in 2014. Sri Lanka defeated India in the men's final, while Australia defeated England in the women's final.
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  • How many balls are in a cricket over?

    Q: How many balls are in a cricket over?

    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.
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  • How can you watch the cricket World Cup games?

    Q: How can you watch the cricket World Cup games?

    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.
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  • What are the basic rules for cricket?

    Q: What are the basic rules for cricket?

    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.
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  • What are the rules for playing cricket?

    Q: What are the rules for playing cricket?

    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.
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