Cricket is a team sport where players on a field take turns to bat and bowl, and attempt to score runs. Cricket began as a Children’s game in the mid 14th century England in forest or sheep clearings. Two teams of 11 players attempt to hit a ball around an oval cricket ground, and run to one or past all three stumps to score a run. When not batting, teams attempt to catch and throw the ball at a stump before an opposing player can reach it or run home. Cricket is also similar to other sports like baseball and squash.

When was cricket invented?

Cricket is an English sport that has been played since the late 16th century and became the nation's sport in the 18th century. Globally the sport taking becoming well known in the 19th century and become the 2nd most popular sport behind soccer.

How do you play cricket?

Cricket is played with a bat and a ball on a large oval field with two teams of 11 players. The goal is to score runs when the bowler pitches the ball to the striker and hopes to score a run before he gets out by the fielding team.

What is an over in cricket?

An over is six consecutive valid balls that are pitched by the bowler from one end of the pitch to the player (striker) on the other end of the pitch. This is usually done by the same bowler.

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6’2” | 1.88 m
September 21, 1979
Chris Gayle
188.000
1979.00
56000
3D
Chris Gayle
2.8”-2.86” | 7.1-7.26 cm (Diameter)
5.5-5.75 oz | 156-163 g
Cricket Ball
7.260
0.164
3600
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Cricket BallView of a Cricket Ball in 3D available for downloadView of a Cricket Ball in 3D available for download
4.25” | 10.8 cm
2.64” | 67 mm
33.5”-34.375” | 85.1-87.3 cm; 38” | 96.5 cm (Max)
2.63–3 lb | 1.19-1.36 kg
Cricket Bat
10.800
6.700
96.500
1.360
9400
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Cricket BatPerspective view of a 3D model of a Cricket BatPerspective view of a 3D model of a Cricket Bat
450’-500’ | 137-152 m (Diameter)
450’-500’ | 137-152 m (Diameter)
159,043-196,350 ft² | 14,775-18,242 m²
Cricket Ground
15200.000
15200.000
18242.00
1200
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Cricket GroundPerspective view of a 3D model of a Cricket GroundPerspective view of a 3D model of a Cricket Ground
10’ | 3.05 m (Central Strip)
66’ (22 yd) | 20.12 m (Wicket to Wicket)
660 ft² | 61.3 m²
Cricket Pitch
305.000
2012.000
61.30
900
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Cricket Pitch3D model of a Cricket Pitch viewed in perspective3D model of a Cricket Pitch viewed in perspective
28” | 71.12 cm
9” | 22.86 cm
1.375”-1.5” | 34.9-38.1 mm (Stump Diameter)
Cricket Wicket
71.120
22.860
3.810
600
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Cricket WicketView of a Cricket Wicket in 3D available for downloadView of a Cricket Wicket in 3D available for download
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 6, 1959
Kapil Dev
183.000
1959.00
66000
3D
Kapil Dev
5’9” | 1.75 m
July 7, 1981
MS Dhoni
175.000
1981.00
68000
3D
MS Dhoni
5’10” | 1.78 m
January 11, 1973
Rahul Dravid
178.000
1973.00
101000
3D
Rahul Dravid
5’5” | 1.65 m
April 24, 1973
Sachin Tendulkar
165.000
1973.00
314000
3D
Sachin Tendulkar
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 1, 1975
Shahid Afridi
180.000
1975.00
110000
3D
Shahid Afridi
6’0” | 1.83 m
September 13, 1969
Shane Warne
183.000
1969.00
71000
3D
Shane Warne
5’9” | 1.75 m
November 5, 1988
Virat Kohli
175.000
1988.00
868000
3D
Virat Kohli
6’4” | 1.93 m
June 3, 1966
Wasim Akram
193.000
1966.00
60000
3D
Wasim Akram
Cricket Ball
Scaled comparison drawings of the Cricket Ball and other sports balls

The Cricket Ball is a ball for playing cricket, usually very solid. Its manufacture is regulated at the high-level by cricket laws to avoid manipulation. The ball is made of leather covering a cork core wrapped with strings, and its trajectory will depend on how the bowler strikes it through the air. The cricket ball has traditionally been red in all Test cricket while white in one-day cricket matches, though training and informal cricket matches use red, white, or pink balls. Cricket balls are hit with lots of force such that it alters the properties of the ball, which can influence the result of a match.

Cricket Balls have a diameter between 2.8”-2.86” (7.1-7.26 cm) and circumference from 8.81”-9” (224-229 mm). The mass of a Cricket Ball is between 5.5-5.75 oz (156-163 g).

Drawing of a Cricket Ball showing dimensioned analysis of the diameter and circumference
The Cricket Ball is a ball for playing cricket, usually very solid. Its manufacture is regulated at the high-level by cricket laws to avoid manipulation. The ball is made of leather covering a cork core wrapped with strings, and its trajectory will depend on how the bowler strikes it through the air

Cricket Balls have a diameter between 2.8”-2.86” (7.1-7.26 cm) and circumference from 8.81”-9” (224-229 mm). The mass of a Cricket Ball is between 5.5-5.75 oz (156-163 g).

Drawing of a Cricket Ball showing dimensioned analysis of the diameter and circumference
Cricket Ball
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2.8”-2.86” | 7.1-7.26 cm (Diameter)
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5.5-5.75 oz | 156-163 g
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Circumference: 8.81”-9” | 224-229 mm

Materials: Cork core; leather exterior case
Surface: 6 stitches

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Virat Kohli
Height comparison diagram of Virat Kohli compared to other cricket players

Virat Kohli is probably the most decorated cricket player in his native home, India, and the international cricket arena. The captain's Indian's national cricket team and the Royal Challengers Bangalore club. Virat is hailed as the finest batsman alive and brags the best Test rating, One Day International (ODI) rating, and Twenty20 International (T20I) rating. Other victories of Virat include winning the 2009 under-19 world cup, 2011 World Cup, and being a two-time Man of the Tournament at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20. He is also a two-time ICC Cricket of the Year, three-time ICC ODI Player of the Year, a one-time ICC Player of the Year, and a three-time Wisden Leading Cricketer alive. Besides, he also got the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards for his cricket accomplishments.

Virat Kohli has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of illustrations of Virat Kohli in various cricket poses dimensioned with overall height
Virat Kohli is probably the most decorated cricket player in his native home, India, and the international cricket arena. The captain's Indian's national cricket team and the Royal Challengers Bangalore club. Virat is hailed as the finest batsman alive.

Virat Kohli has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of illustrations of Virat Kohli in various cricket poses dimensioned with overall height
Virat Kohli
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5’9” | 1.75 m
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Nationality: India

Years Active: 2008—

Birthday
November 5, 1988

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Wasim Akram
Group of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Wasim Akram with other related cricket players

Wasim Akram is respected as among architects and proponents of reverse swing bowling during his reign as Pakistan's cricketer and national cricket team captain. Currently, he is a Pakistan cricket commentator and coach. Wasim was once the finest bowler in cricket history, hence called "Sultan of Swing" as his bowl had a robust pace considering he was left-handed. Wasim brags being a record holder in A-List cricket for most wickets plus speed and hostility in bowling, excellent control of the line and length, and for his seam and swing bowling skills. He was admitted into the famous International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Hall of Fame besides being given the Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Pakistan government for his cricket achievements.

Wasim Akram has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Drawings of Wasim Akram in a range of cricket positions labeled with overall height
Wasim Akram is respected as among architects and proponents of reverse swing bowling during his reign as Pakistan's cricketer and national cricket team captain. Currently, he is a Pakistan cricket commentator and coach. Wasim was once the finest bowler in cricket history, called "Sultan of Swing."

Wasim Akram has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Drawings of Wasim Akram in a range of cricket positions labeled with overall height
Wasim Akram
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Nationality: Pakistan

Years Active: 1984-2003

Birthday
June 3, 1966

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Wasim Akram standing, cricket (various)

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Cricket Ground
Scaled illustration of a Cricket Ground compared to other sports fields

A Cricket Ground is a large circular playing field of grass that is not always defined in size. The field is defined by three main areas of play; the outfield and infield are the two largest, and are divided by a circular line. At the center is the close infield is a square or rectangular area called the cricket pitch that is divided from the infield by a series of dots or another white line. Two lines called creases are painted along the pitch, and help determine whether a pitch or hit is within the playing rules of the game.

Cricket Grounds have an overall diameter of between 450’-500’ (137-152 m) for a total area of 159,043-196,350 ft² (14,775-18,242 m²). The cricket pitch is located at the center of the ground surrounded by an infield with a radius of 90’ (27.4 m) from the center of each wicket.

Dimensioned plan drawing of a Cricket Ground measured with overall diameter and the radius of the infield
A Cricket Ground is a large circular playing field of grass that is not always defined in size. The field is defined by three main areas of play; the outfield and infield are the two largest, and are divided by a circular line. At the center is the close infield is the Cricket Pitch.

Cricket Grounds have an overall diameter of between 450’-500’ (137-152 m) for a total area of 159,043-196,350 ft² (14,775-18,242 m²). The cricket pitch is located at the center of the ground surrounded by an infield with a radius of 90’ (27.4 m) from the center of each wicket.

Dimensioned plan drawing of a Cricket Ground measured with overall diameter and the radius of the infield
Cricket Ground
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450’-500’ | 137-152 m (Diameter)
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450’-500’ | 137-152 m (Diameter)
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159,043-196,350 ft² | 14,775-18,242 m²

Infield Radius: 90’ (30 yd) | 27.4 m
Cricket Pitch: 66’ x 10’ | 20.12 x 3.05 m
Surface Materials: Natural or artificial turf

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Rahul Dravid
Scaled height comparison illustration of Rahul Dravid in relation to other cricket players

India's Rahul Dravid was the only captain and former cricketer of the Indian national team to have awards and titles as a cricket player and coach. As the head coach for the under-19 team, he received the U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2018, and as a player, he was famous for his sound battling technique receiving the name "The Wall or The Great Wall." He has earned The Test Player of the Year and Best Player of the Year awards earlier. In Test cricket, he is a record holder for most catches. He gained admission into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame and honored with the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards because of these field successes.

Rahul Dravid has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Group of drawings of Rahul Dravid in a range of cricket positions labeled with overall height
India's Rahul Dravid was the only captain and former cricketer of the Indian national team to have awards and titles as a cricket player and coach. As the head coach for the under-19 team, he received the U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2018. Rahul was famous for his sound battling technique.

Rahul Dravid has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Group of drawings of Rahul Dravid in a range of cricket positions labeled with overall height
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Nationality: India

Years Active: 1996-2012

Birthday
January 11, 1973

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