Basic rules in cricket to be followed

Welcome come to the gentlemen game,Rules and regulations of cricket is set by MCC(Marylebone Cricket Team)
The object of the game is to score runs when at bat and to put out, or dismiss, the opposing batsmen when in the field and based on the score victory will be determined
Below are the basic rules of cricket
  • Each team is made up of 11 players along with a leader or captain.
  • .In cricket, a substitute player can be introduced on for an injured fielder. However, a substitute should not bat, bowl, keep wicket or act as captain. The player who was injured can come back if he has recovered.
  • Two umpires are in place on the playing field while there is also a third umpire off the field who is in charge of video decisions.
  • The bowler must bowl 6 legal deliveries to constitute an over.

Different format of games

  • One day Internationals and maximum 50 overs
  • Twenty-Twenty and maximum 20 overs
  • Test cricket is played over 5 days where each team has two innings and maximum 90 overs per day

Duckworth-Lewis Method

  • This method is used to set the target score when the match is interrupted and the required quota is not completed. Most of the time this is used for matches which were stopped due to rain
  • This method is based on the current score, number of wickets fallen and the revised number of overs to be palyed the teams

Scoring Runs

  • The objective of batsman is to score runs ,for single ball he can score below runs 1,2,3,4,6
  • If the ball is hit into and past this boundary line its considered as four runs, For six runs if the ball is hit and didn't hit the ground before crossing the boundary line
  • Once a 4 or 6 has been scored any runs physically ran by the batsman will not be considered

Extra Runs

  • No ball: A ball can be a no ball for several reasons: if the bowler bowls over step from crease or if the ball bounces more than twice or rolls along the ground before reaching the batsman; or if the fielders are standing in illegal places. A no ball adds one run to the batting team's score, in addition to any other runs which are scored off it, and the batsman can't be dismissed off a no ball except by being run out, or by handling the ball, hitting the ball twice, or obstructing the field.,free hit will be given to no ball and in this ball even if dismissed will not be considered
  • Wide Ball: will be declared if the umpire thinks the batsman did not have a reasonable opportunity to score off the delivery.Wide ball adds one run to opposite team but in test format games its not that strict its all upto the umpires
  • Leg bye:The ball hits the striker but not the bat and runs are scored, they are called leg-byes
  • Bye:The ball passes the the striker without hitting the bat and runs are scored, they are called byes
  • Dead Ball:Player intervenes in a case of unfair play or player leaves his normal position for consultation. No runs given to dead ball

Ways Batsmen can be given out

  • Bowled:A batsman is out if stumps is hit by a ball delivered by the bowler
  • Leg Before Wicket (LBW):If the ball hits the batsman without first hitting the bat, but would have hit the wicket if the batsman was not there, and the ball does not pitch on the leg side of the wicket, the batsman will be out. However, if the ball strikes the batsman outside the line of the off-stump, and the batsman was attempting to play a stroke, he is not out.
  • Stumped:Wicketkeeper puts down his wicket while he is out of his crease and not attempting a run
  • CaughtThe Ball hits the bat or the hand holding and is then caught by the opposition within the field of play before the ball bounces, then the batsman is out
  • Run out:While running for the run before reaching crease if the opposition team hits the wicket consider as run out
  • Handled BallBatsman handles the ball with a hand that is not touching the bat without the consent of the opposition, he is out.


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