5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cricket

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. In fact, it’s even more popular than soccer. It’s played globally and at a very high level. With so many people playing cricket and watching on TV, there are plenty of interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about this sport. Here are five things you might not have known about cricket.

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a game that originated from England, but has since become a global phenomenon. Around the world there are many different types of cricket, with each having its own set of rules and regulations. One thing you might not know about cricket is that it isn’t just a game; it’s also an art form! 

Cricket has its own set of rules for how to play the game, which includes everything from bowling, batting and fielding. Read on to find out more about this popular sport and what makes it so special.

Introduction to Cricket

The basics of cricket might not be completely well-known to people. You can read more about the history of cricket in this article. There are also many stats, such as a player’s career batting average and a player’s career bowling average. And if you’re looking for a team to support, check out a list of cricket teams in your area.

History of Cricket

Cricket is believed to be one of the oldest games on the planet. As you can see from this link, a medieval account of the game dates back to 500 B.C. Also, you might like to check out this list of 12 of the world’s oldest sports.

Why is cricket so popular?

The simplest answer to this question is that it is a combination of Multiple Sports. There are many cricket players who play soccer, rugby, cricket, badminton, and more. In addition, each player is a specialist in only one of these areas. As you might imagine, most players play in multiple sports at the high school or college level. 

Many choose to switch to one sport as they develop more skills and become more athletic. Players in high school also typically play three sports – soccer, basketball, and football.

The rules of cricket are very specific, and require players to move as quickly as possible in a certain area of the field, while doing everything possible to prevent the opposing team from doing the same.

How does cricket work?

Cricket is played by two teams, each of which consists of 11 players. The teams are called teams and teams of 11 players play in two innings, which is like a full-length baseball game

The two innings are called innings and play is divided into four 10-over periods, which is also like a complete baseball game. The first and third innings are called a “middling” innings, because neither team gets an “umpire” to look over the field. 

The second and fourth innings are called an “extended” inning because the teams get a “umpire.” You can find out more about the different innings and their rules in our article on the different types of cricket rules.

The History of Cricket

Cricket was played in England as early as the 17th century. This is when the term cricket was first introduced. Since the game’s origins, a number of major rules have been made to the game. 

The first was in 1744 when the ball (a cricket bat with a small ball in the middle) was introduced. The rules also included that the ball had to be bowled to be declared a cricket delivery, and players couldn’t bat with their legs, or bowl with the ball. 

That rule is still in effect to this day. Besides the evolution of the cricket rules, the way the game was played had changed. The ball used to be an iron ball and it was the bowlers job to bowl the ball, or bowlers. In the modern game the bowler is the one who actually delivers the ball and tries to get the batsman out.

What makes cricket so unique?

Cricket is unlike any other sport. It is much like a blend of football and baseball, but plays on a much larger scale. Unlike football and baseball, in which the ball has to be kicked or thrown, cricket is played with a bat and a ball. 

The ball can’t be thrown, it can only be caught, so it is very important that each team has each player well-versed in how to catch and field, so the game is as fair as possible.

The rules also make it much more difficult to win, because there are many different types of cricket that the teams can play. These include net cricket, red ball cricket, orthodox cricket, etc.


Understanding and being familiar with these five things about cricket will help you to feel more comfortable with this fascinating sport. Perhaps you have seen a cricket match in the local park before and wondered what was going on.