In this article I will tell you how to play cricket, what equipment is used and the rules and regulations of the sport. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready for your first playthrough.

What you will need to play

Here is a brief overview of the equipment you will need to play cricket.

  • cricket bats

  • cricket ball

  • strain

  • Land and location

Cricket Bats

A stick is a stick used to hit the ball to score points. As a rule, a bat can’t be more than 38 inches long and 4.5 inches wide. It can weigh from 1 kg to 2.5 kg.

You should use a lighter racquet when starting out. Once you get used to it, you can upgrade to a heavier racquet. Most players use clubs that weigh about 1 to 1.8 kg. The choice of a lighter or heavier club is at the discretion of the player. 

Cricket Ball

Cricket balls are round and are usually red or white and are made of leather. The red ball is used in day matches or longer matches (such as a 5-day match) while the white ball is used in shorter format matches or day matches /night.


Tree stumps are wooden sticks that are plugged into the ground. They support two guarantees at the top and form a window. There are two gates placed on opposite sides of the courtyard. The stumps should be no more than 28 inches tall and 9 inches wide.

 Land and location

The cricket field is spherical in shape. The part where the hitter plays is called the pitch.

The field is marked in various positions to suit different aspects of the game. Important aspects to play cricket

Here are the basic mechanics of this sport.

  • Team

  • Fight on

  • Bowling

  • exploit

  • arbitrator

  • Captain



Cricket is a team sport with an equal number of players on each side. At the start of the game, a coin is tossed and the winning team is given the choice of hitting or bowling. International matches include 11 players from each side.

 Fight on

Hitting is hitting the ball to score points. The goal is to score as many points as possible so that the opposing team cannot overtake your total. The first two hitters will be on the court. When one is out or fired, the other team members will follow suit until there is no one left to beat or the passing time is over.


The team on the field will play over the border and try to prevent the team on the field from scoring. In international cricket, there are 90 rounds to be played in one day for a five-day match. A one-day match has 50 serves per set while a T20 match has 20.


The drummer hits the ball with a stick and a puncher catches the ball without touching the ground.


If the pitcher’s serve hits a tree and the guarantors dislocate, the pitcher is disqualified.

If a defender hits the ball against a tree and the batter cannot complete the run, the batter is disqualified.

 Forefoot wicket / LBW

If the bowl touches any part of the leg, it’s LBW. The ball must also be thrown in line and at tree height to be considered LBW. obstruct the ground

It is very rare. If a pitcher interferes with the field (by action or word), he may be sent off.

 Hit the racket

This comes into effect when a hitter knocks his own stump, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

Polished twice

If a hitter hits the ball twice, he is disqualified.

Ball handling

If a hand hitter touches the bowl, he is disqualified. Retirement injury

If a pitcher is injured during play, he will be disqualified. A pitcher may continue the round if he feels better, but only with the consent of the other team captain.

 Time out

The pitcher must reach the bend within 3 minutes of his teammate leaving. Otherwise, they have expired.


The bowling team is also responsible for long lines on the court to avoid scoring. The most successful teams will have excellent defenders. For example, the South Africa international team is a great field unit.

How to play your first cricket match:

  • Gather your friends and form two teams.

  • Toss a coin to decide which teams will choose their positions.

  • If you win the pitch, decide if you want to hit the ball or throw the ball. Most of the time when I win the toss, I choose to hit. Beating is the most fun part of this game. I may be biased about this game, but that’s how I feel.

  • Make as many races as you and your team can.

  • Throw and stop the opposing team from scoring more points than you. If you manage to score and line up, congratulations, you’ve won the game!

  • How about playing one more?

  • Start your next game.