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Cricket

Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, behind only football, with more than 2.5 billion followers. Cricket was invented in England and is now played all over the world, predominantly in historically Commonwealth countries.

Cricket is played on circular or oval pitches. There is a rectangular area in the middle of the field, called the pitch, which is the most important part of the field. On the pitch, the entire game of bowling and batting takes place. A set of wooden sticks, called stumps and bails, is placed at both ends of the court. a cricket ball; made of wood and leather, and a wooden bat are necessary to play this sport. Batsmen wear a full set of protective gear.

In the traditional form of the game, a match is played between two teams, with 11 players on each team, in an innings format. One team gets to bat while the other team bowls and pitches. The collection of all the overs a team bats for is called an innings. The team that bats first tries to score as many runs as possible. After both teams have played their innings, the team with the most runs is the winner.

Limited Over Format: Each innings is played for a fixed number of overs. A one day format (ODI) – 50 overs per innings, and a T20 format – 20 overs per innings, are the two types of limited overs cricket currently played.
Unlimited Overs Format – Better known as a test match, it is an extended form of cricket, where each team can play two innings without any overs restrictions. A single match can last up to 5 days.
Various cricket matches are played throughout the year in the form of tours, where one national team travels to another, to play a series in one or more formats of the sport.