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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Browse through our curated Cricket Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Cricket. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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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
https://p3d.in/e/n0nAZ
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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
https://p3d.in/e/K8jW4
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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 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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Sachin Tendulkar
Height comparison diagram of Sachin Tendulkar compared to other cricket players

Sachin Tendulkar is a retired Indian international cricketer renowned for several things. He was formerly Indian national team captain and the best batsmen in cricket history, possessing the highest run-scorer in international cricket. Sachin won the 2011 World Cup and was the "Player of the Tournament" in the 2003 cricket edition. He is the only cricketer to pull off one hundred international centuries and the first player to score a double century as a batsman in One Day International (ODI) cricket. Like other distinguished Indian cricketers, he has earned awards like the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Padma Shri, Bharat Ratna, and two Padma Vibhushan besides admission into the famous International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Hall of Fame.

Sachin Tendulkar has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Set of illustrations of Sachin Tendulkar in various cricket poses dimensioned with overall height
Sachin Tendulkar is a retired Indian international cricketer renowned for several things. He was formerly Indian national team captain and the best batsmen in cricket history, possessing the highest run-scorer in international cricket. Sachin won the 2011 World Cup.

Sachin Tendulkar has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Set of illustrations of Sachin Tendulkar in various cricket poses dimensioned with overall height
Sachin Tendulkar
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Nationality: India

Years Active: 1989-2013

Birthday
April 24, 1973

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Sachin Tendulkar standing, cricket (various)

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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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6’4” | 1.93 m
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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 Wicket
Dimensioned front elevation drawing of a Cricket Wicket with a batter for scale

The Cricket Wicket refers to the three stumps composed of wood, secured into the ground and spaced such that a cricket ball would not pass through them. The stumps form the wicket with their top having two pieces of wood called bails. In a cricket game, two wickets opposite each other are planted at the center of the ground. The bowler attacks the stumps while a batsman defends. These three vertical posts hold the bails and are divided into off stump, middle stump, and leg stump. Stumping or being stumped or taking a wicket means to dismiss a batsman. Stumps can also be a term used to end the day's play.

Cricket Wickets have a stump height of 28” (71.12 cm) and width of 9” (22.86 cm). The three stumps of the wicket have diameters between 1.375”-1.5” (34.9-38.1 mm). The pair of bails set on top of the stumps have lengths of 4.375” (111.13 mm) with a maximum height above the stump of .5” (12.7 mm).

Collection of measured elevation and plan drawings of a Cricket Wicket labeled with height, width, depth, and details
The Cricket Wicket refers to the three stumps composed of wood, secured into the ground and spaced such that a cricket ball would not pass through them. The stumps form the wicket with their top having two pieces of wood called bails. In a cricket game, two wickets are placed opposite the pitch.

Cricket Wickets have a stump height of 28” (71.12 cm) and width of 9” (22.86 cm). The three stumps of the wicket have diameters between 1.375”-1.5” (34.9-38.1 mm). The pair of bails set on top of the stumps have lengths of 4.375” (111.13 mm) with a maximum height above the stump of .5” (12.7 mm).

Collection of measured elevation and plan drawings of a Cricket Wicket labeled with height, width, depth, and details
Cricket Wicket
Height:
28” | 71.12 cm
Width:
9” | 22.86 cm
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Depth:
1.375”-1.5” | 34.9-38.1 mm (Stump Diameter)
Weight:
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Bail Height: .5” | 12.7 mm (max above stump)
Bail Length: 4.375” | 111.13 mm
Barrel Length: 2.125” | 53.98 mm
Long Spigot: 1.375” | 34.93 mm
Short Spigot: .8125” | 20.64 mm
Materials: Wooden stumps and bails

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Cricket Wicket front elevation, side, top, front (players)

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Shahid Afridi
Group of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Shahid Afridi with other related cricket players

Pakistan International cricketer Shahid Afridi brags fewer international titles, but his field efforts are well known and immensely appreciated. Born Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, also called "Boom Boom," he had captained Pakistan's national team and is famous for his consistent bowling and aggressive batting style. He brags a distinction for the most hit sixes in One Day International (ODI) cricket history and ranks number two in the Twenty20 International (T20I) wickets charts. He previously carried the record for the fastest ODI century. Besides, he has been the only captain in T20I with the most wickets and for the longest sixes in cricket.

Shahid Afridi has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Drawings of Shahid Afridi in a range of cricket positions labeled with overall height
Pakistan International cricketer Shahid Afridi brags fewer international titles, but his field efforts are well known and immensely appreciated. Born Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, also called "Boom Boom," he had captained Pakistan's national team and is famous for his consistent bowling.

Shahid Afridi has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Drawings of Shahid Afridi in a range of cricket positions labeled with overall height
Shahid Afridi
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5’11” | 1.80 m
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Nationality: Pakistan

Years Active: 1996-2018

Birthday
March 1, 1975

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Shahid Afridi standing, cricket (various)

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