How to play cricket – a beginners guide

Looking for something new to entertain yourself? Cricket is a fairly simple game for a team, which has gained a lot of popularity in India, Australia, and England, and is now being played all over the world.

In top Country Popularity
1 India 100
2 Pakistan 70
3 Sri Lanka 68
4 Bangladesh 42
5 Australia 32
6 United Arab Emirates 30
7 Nepal 28
8 Trinidad and Tobago 26
9 South Africa 24
10 New Zealand 22


The rules are not too complicated and you don’t need a lot of equipment to get started. So you can start doing at a club or on your own, with friends, colleagues, family, and friends this weekend.

Types of cricket

There are several types, which differ in part by the rules and the type of game. You need to take this into account if you want to learn how to play any of them.

  1. Women’s game – played exclusively by women;
  2. Cricket for the handicapped;
  3. A simple version of the game, with simplified rules;
  4. Olympic;
  5. Home;
  6. Virtual;
  7. Men’s;
  8. Children’s.

What equipment do you need for cricket?

As in every sport, you need a certain piece of equipment to start playing. In the game, it’s a small kit that every beginner should buy or borrow from a sports club.

  • Special ball;
  • A sports uniform in a size you are comfortable with;
  • Foot pads (impact protection);
  • Special gloves for the game;
  • Flat bat;
  • Protection for the lower body;
  • Helmet;
  • Water bottle to replenish liquid in time.

Game rules

In total, you must have 11 players. The core of the game is that there is a batter, a pitcher, and a runner. You have to shoot the ball and hit a certain part of the field.

Before the game starts, the captains of both teams flip a coin and the winner decides which team bats first. The batsman of the opposing team tries to hit the thrown ball before hitting the wicket.

The main goal of a cricket match is to score a goal. Each game consists of sections called innings. The wicket consists of three stumps supporting two stumps standing on the stumps.

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