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
https://p3d.in/e/f2aaU
3D
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
Kapil Dev
Height comparison diagram of Kapil Dev compared to other cricket players

Kapil Dev is a retired Indian Cricketer who held the most significant number of wickets in Test cricket on retiring, making him the highest wicket-taker in Indian in both Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket. He was praised as a fast right-arm pace bowler, hard-hitting middle-order batsman, potent outswinger, leading strike bowler for India in his career, and the best all-rounders cricketer in cricket's history. He was also an Indian national cricket coach and captain winning the cricket World Cup in 1983. Like other famous retired cricketers, he is among those admitted into the famous International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Hall of Fame.

Kapil Dev has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of illustrations of Kapil Dev in various cricket poses dimensioned with overall height
Kapil Dev is a retired Indian Cricketer who held the most significant number of wickets in Test cricket on retiring, making him the highest wicket-taker in Indian in both Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket. He was praised as one of the best all-rounders cricketer in cricket's history.

Kapil Dev has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of illustrations of Kapil Dev in various cricket poses dimensioned with overall height
Kapil Dev
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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Nationality: India

Years Active: 1978-1994

Birthday
January 6, 1959

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Kapil Dev standing, cricket (various)

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Chris Gayle
Scaled height comparison illustration of Chris Gayle in relation to other cricket players

Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle was the captain of West Indies in international cricket games. He is famous for being West Indies' most capped player in international cricket, in Twenty20 (T20) as the greatest batsmen, for pulling off a triplet of centuries, comprising a hundred in Twenty20 International (T20Is), double hundred in One Day International (ODIs), and triple hundred in Test cricket. Gayle's small stature did not inhibit him from impressing in the field, gaining fame for his characteristic hitting and timing. He is also the first cricketer among those who have scored centuries in all compositions of cricket. He has scored two T20I centuries, twenty-five ODIs, and fifteen Tests.

Chris Gayle has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Group of drawings of Chris Gayle in a range of cricket positions labeled with overall height
Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle was the captain of West Indies in international cricket games. He is famous for being West Indies' most capped player in international cricket. His small stature did not inhibit him from impressing in the field, gaining fame for his hitting and timing.

Chris Gayle has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Group of drawings of Chris Gayle in a range of cricket positions labeled with overall height
Chris Gayle
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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Nationality: Jamaica

Years Active: 1998-2019

Birthday
September 21, 1979

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Chris Gayle standing, cricket (various)

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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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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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Nationality: India

Years Active: 1996-2012

Birthday
January 11, 1973

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Rahul Dravid standing, cricket (various)

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Cricket Bat
Scaled comparison drawings of the Cricket Bat and other sports equipment

The Cricket Bat is a piece of sports equipment used in Cricket batsmen. The cricket bat is commonly made in India and Pakistan, featuring a flat-fronted willow-wood blade fixed to a cane handle. When new, it is knocked on old cricket balls in what they call "knocking-in" to allow the delicate fiber to hit a new cricket ball without damage to the bat. For maintenance and preparation, treat the cricket bat with linseed oil. Today, cricket bats are available in different sizes, including children's sizes, youth sizes, and adult sizes.

Cricket Bats have a length of common length of 33.5”-34.375” (85.1-87.3 cm), maximum of length of 38” (96.5 cm), width of 4.25” (10.8 cm), and depth of 2.64” (67 mm). The weight of a Cricket Bat is 2.63–3 lb (1.19-1.36 kg).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Cricket Bat measured with length, width and depth
The Cricket Bat is a piece of sports equipment used in Cricket batsmen. The cricket bat is commonly made in India and Pakistan, featuring a flat-fronted willow-wood blade fixed to a cane handle. When new, it is knocked on old cricket balls to break-in the bat.

Cricket Bats have a length of common length of 33.5”-34.375” (85.1-87.3 cm), maximum of length of 38” (96.5 cm), width of 4.25” (10.8 cm), and depth of 2.64” (67 mm). The weight of a Cricket Bat is 2.63–3 lb (1.19-1.36 kg).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Cricket Bat measured with length, width and depth
Cricket Bat
Height:
Width:
4.25” | 10.8 cm
Length:
33.5”-34.375” | 85.1-87.3 cm; 38” | 96.5 cm (Max)
Depth:
2.64” | 67 mm
Weight:
2.63–3 lb | 1.19-1.36 kg
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Handle Length: 10”-12” | 25.4-30.5 cm

Head Height: 2.17” | 55 cm

Spine Thickness: 1.06” | 27 mm

Edge Thickness: 1.57” | 40 mm
Materials: Willow wood; rubber or fabric grip

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