Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an innings. In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 overs of six bowling deliveries per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals. Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century...
Pushti Joshi started the Discussion
on Jul 28, 2014 , 10:57 am
'Unfair to fine Ravindra Jadeja'
As a cricket fan, I feel that ICC's decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja over his brawl with James Anderson at Lord's is so unfair. Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee but if you see, it was clearly Anderson who was at fault. Still, ICC chose to more »
Putting all criticism and slamming against him to rest, Team India cricketer Ishant Sharma finally brought the drought to an end and bowled India to victory over England at Lord's. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
While India enjoyed their second victory at Lord's (The Home Of Cricket) after a long wait of 28 years, bowler Ishant Sharma became the undoubted star performer of the series. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
Ishant Sharma was quoted saying in an interview, “I think my family was much surer of my rising and flourishing future that whenever I asked for sports-equipments and money, they would never say No. Instead, killing their own basic needs they w more »
Ishant Sharama’s heroic spell helped him register his match-winning and career-best score of 7/74 that also marked India’s second victory at the Lord’s in a span of 82 years. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
Ishant Sharma created much noise when he had an unforgettable spell against Ricky Ponting at Perth in 2008 and it would always remain one of the highlights of the series, and will be remembered for years to come. Image courtesy: Procured via Google more »