In cricket, there are three main rules that determine how the game is played. These are the laws of the field, the law of the ball, and what happens when the ball goes out of bounds.
The Laws of The Field dictate where the pitch is located, how many players there should be, and how to change the size of the pitch or field.
The Law of the Ball determines whether it is legal for a player to run with the ball or not, as well as if it is okay to use their hands to stop the ball moving away from them. If the ball is bounced more than six inches (15 cm) off the ground then it is ruled out, but you can tackle it with your hand or arm if it bounces less than that.
If the ball goes outside the boundaries of the pitch or hits something like a fence, it becomes in-bounds for the next person at the batsman’s end of the field. However, it will go back within the boundary line before being awarded to the batting side.
What Happens When The Ball Goes Out Of Bounds
When the ball goes beyond the field of play, someone else has to take control of the situation.
Keep your equipment clean
Beyond having a cricket ball, what else do you need to be able to play? You must have adequate clothing to cover yourself up so that you can focus only on the game!
You will also want to make sure that you are well-equipped with all of the necessary gear such as gloves, shoes, mouth piece, and batting helmet. All these pieces are very important since they help protect you from being hit by the ball or for making certain shots.
Furthermore, most countries require players to wear specific numbers on their shirts which indicate their position in the field. A number 8 means forward (bowling) leg spinner, 9 is off break, 6 is slow left handed bowler, etc.
This way, everyone knows who is when to go out onto the pitch.
Wash your face and hands before the game
Before the cricket match, make sure to wash your face and hands thoroughly! This is very important as some dirt or moisture can prevent you from seeing clearly due to eye masks that are used during play.
There are many things that can affect how well you see the ball including sweat, dried mud, dry skin and general grime. When this happens it will add extra pressure on the eyes making it more difficult to focus.
This could also cause pain or irritation in the eyes which would be uncomfortable for the player. It might even result in serious health problems such as fungal infections or bacterial infection.
When you watch cricket, you are really watching an extended match TV show. Just like any other show, games can get pretty expensive! Luckily, you do not need to spend a lot to enjoy this sport. All it takes is a place to sit with good quality headphones or earbuds, and you’re ready to go!
Most major sports have their own official gear that people buy. The England football (soccer) team has jerseys, hats, and shorts they sell in stores and online. These items all feature their team colors and logo designations. Most teams also have footwear designed specifically for the game type-tricksier feet shoes for lower intensity games and heavier weight boots for bigger matches.
Cricket does too! There are many brands making officially licensed cricket clothing and equipment. Some popular ones include Nike, Reebok, and Jockey who make shirts, pants, and shoes, respectively.
Be familiar with the field
In cricket, the term field refers to the area where play takes place. The size of the field can vary greatly depending on the type of game being played. A five-a side football (soccer) field is very different from an international cricket field that can be as big as 100 meters in length and 30 meters wide.
The difference is how many people are allowed to participate. An international match has much higher attendance than a soccer tournament!
There are several types of fields used for various kinds of cricket.
Play only when the sun is out
In cricket, there are two types of innings – limited-overs games (or matches) and Test match innings. A Test match is typically three to five days long and uses time more efficiently than other length formats. This is because a Test match can go into extra time if one team or player takes very much longer to bat or field.
In both types of game, players have 60 minutes to score as many runs as possible before their side loses the ball. The difference is how these sixty minute periods are spent in each type of game.
For instance, during a Twenty20 (T20) game, the teams will usually have twenty minutes to play a quarter-final after they win the first ten balls of the innings. Then it’s onto the next round until someone wins a free throw or hits a six-ball blast that takes them past the half way mark.
This format does not use up too much of the given period due to the short nature of the sport. For a one hour game, you get twenty minutes actual playing time which isn’t quite enough.
Cricket is always looking for ways to make the game longer though, and this is where rules come in. There are different types of cricket played around the world with different lengths of gameplay depending on what rule is made.
One such rule comes at the start of a new season of international cricket.
Watch out for batsmen when they are running between the wickets
In cricket, there is an area of the field called the “field” or simply the pitch. The pitch is used to determine who wins or loses a game depending on whether it is in the team that has scored more runs at the end of the match.
The size of the pitch varies from stadium to stadium and even season to season due to changes in the amount of grass growing on it. This means that some pitches can be very small while others can be quite big.
No matter how large or small the pitch is though, there always have to be two sets of bowling creases and two sets of batting crease. These must never change so that balls cannot be bowled or batted with no where to go.
This would not only make play impossible but could also result in a foul or dangerous ball. For example, if a batter was trying to run down a ball and it bounced off the ground then he could be hit by the bounce and possibly hurt himself seriously.
Watch out for the bowler when he is running up to the batter
The term “bowling” comes from the word break or bend, because as the pitcher runs up towards the batsman, they arch their back, bending it over. This is how you determine if the player is being run-out, caught off guard, or if they just want to give away a run by letting the ball go.
A very famous example of this happened during the 2015 World Cup final between Australia and India. Virat Kohli was batting down the other end in what would have been an unbeatable position for his team.
He had only one choice – let the next ball hit the ground so that he could take a good catch. But something strange happened; after the ball was delivered, the Australian bowler ran straight at him with all his might!
This is called a leg trap. Because the fielder jumps into the field with such force, it tricks the mind into thinking that there must be a goal line here somewhere. So even though the batsman knows full well that there isn’t, he still tries to play along, which ends in him getting run out.
It happens quite frequently in cricket, but people are never really sure why it happens. Some say it is due to arrogance, while others believe it is done purely for entertainment value.
Pay attention to the referee
As we mentioned before, there are different types of umpires in cricket. But what is really important to know about them is that they are not all given the same amount of respect by players and fans alike. Some people consider some refs to be terrible at their job while others believe them to do an excellent job in keeping control of the game.
There have been many examples where an umpire has made a bad call which ended up affecting the outcome of the match. This happened most recently when Australia lost the Ashes because one poor decision gave England victory!
When this happens it can sometimes create quite a stir as both teams go back and forth over whether or not the wrong call was made. Sometimes even the media gets involved as they try to determine if the person who called the ball was right or wrong.