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All about Indian cricket
Posted Date: 11-Mar-2012
On our country many games are played but cricket is most popular game. It is played in almost every city and village of India. It is very interesting not only to play but also view cricket in stadium or television.
Many games are played in India. Some of these games are old and some are modern. Old games are Kabaddi, kho-kho and wrestling. Modern games are hockey, cricket, volley ball, football, tennis and badminton. Old games are played mostly in villages but modern games are rarely played in villages, but in cities modern games are played very much.
But one game that is played in almost each and every part of not only India but world is cricket. It is game of western countries but now played in whole world. It has very high position in society and it is very popular in cities. Younger and older everybody likes cricket. It is not only entertaining but also it is beneficial to health.
The game of cricket needs good weather and cannot be played in rain. It is played between two teams with eleven players in each team. There are two judges of game called Umpires. The field in which cricket is played is called pitch with 22yards in length and ten feet wide. Three stumps are fixed on both ends of pitch. Other requirements of this game are bat, ball, hand gloves and pads. Each team has one captain. A coin is tossed and the captain who wins the toss decides either to bat first or bowl first. Two players of batting team takes their place near both stumps. The captain of fielding sides places their players on different part of ground. Umpires too takes their places before the game starts. Six balls are thrown in each over and bowlers are changed after every over. This game is very interesting and makes audience happy. Batsman tries to score runs and fielders prevent them from doing so. Bowler wants to make batsman out as soon as possible. Good players are rewarded with costly prizes.
Cricket is good means of recreation and gives pleasure to the players and audience. Thousands of people together watch this game in stadium and cheer their teams. Also almost every Indian family enjoy cricket on their television.
Origins of Indian cricket
First Indian community to start the game was small community of Parsis and Zoroastrians. Parsis found first Indian cricket club named "Oriental cricket club" at Bombay in 1948. The club was funded and sponsored by Parsi businessman like Tata and Wadis. British in India offered no help to enthusiastic Parsis. In fact there was quarrel between British club named Bombay Gymkhana and Parsis over the use of public park. Bombay Gymkhana dug the surface of that park and the British court also favored them. Then Parsis built their own ground to play cricket. Rivalry between the Parsis and racist Bombay Gymkhana has happy ending for Indian Cricket. Parsis finally defeated Bombay Gymkhana in cricket in 1889.
Different format of world cricket
It is the format which tests the limits of both batsman and bowlers. It is longest term format and the game could take five days to decide winner or even result in draw. In this format both team bats two times and has various rules that differs from other format of cricket. In test cricket both the teams wear the uniform of same colour that is white. The colour of ball used in test cricket is red. 90 over are thrown in one day by bowling side. Each bowler can throw as many over he wants.
One day cricket
This format is most popular format of cricket. The dresses of both teams are different and ball used is of white colour. The total number of over thrown in one day cricket is hundred, fifty from each side. Each bowler can throw not more than ten over. There are many rules in this format which makes the game interesting such as power plays. The team batting first scores the run in first fifty over and then other team chases the score and if they succeed in chasing then they win game and if they fail than other team wins. Prizes are distributed at the end of match based on performance of players and best player receives man of the match award.
This is the latest format of cricket and whole game is finished in just three hours. Both teams gets twenty over only to score runs and team scoring more runs win the games. This format is popular in domestic as well as international cricket. India hosts IPL which is domestic tournament of T-20 cricket but the players of almost every country takes part in this tournament and earns large profits. This also helps to develop cricket infrastructure in country. But this format has a disadvantage too as in this format we did not get good one day and test players and players also suffer injuries also this format favors batsman and not bowlers.
It is the biggest battle of world cricket in which all great teams of world participates. It occur after every four years. The winner team receive the crown of world cricket and are called world champions. At present Indian cricket team is world champion. They won the world cup 2011 by defeating the former champion Australia.
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