If you have never watched a Cricket game you should find where they play it in your area and go out and watch, it is a very exciting game and you may find that you really enjoy it.  It is the most popular sport in India, although it has a following in many other places around world.   In places like the US where there are large communities of Indians you will be able to find pickup games or organized sports clubs that offer competitive play, it is worth checking out.  Game fans can visit the cricket news portal for up-to-date live news to see what is going on in the world of cricket.  Now that I have peaked your interest read on to learn how the game is played.

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How To Play Cricket 

Cricket can be played as a hobby, but professional cricket players are extremely talented and in top professional physical condition. The game of cricket is played on a large field. This game requires a bat and approximately two teams of 11 players each. The goal of this game is to score runs when at bat. The team at bat needs to put out or dismiss opposing batsmen when they are in the field. There are different types or forms of cricket, but for the most part – the game is played similar although there may be a few different rules.  There should always be a reserve player just in case another player is injured. The 12th player has only one responsibility and that is to be a substitute player. In the event that a player needs to be removed for injury, the 12th player will replace the injured player. When the original player feels well enough to come back into the game, the 12th player will be removed. There are also two umpires that are on the field with a third empire that is off the field reviewing video in case there is some type of issue with a ruling on the field.

In order to score during the game of cricket – a player must score runs.  This can be achieved by a batsmen scoring a run that goes into the other teams area. There can be multiple runs per shot. Four or six runs is how a score can be achieved. This is a very intense game that requires skill and technique.

There are a few different organizations when it comes to the different types of cricket competitions. One of the different competitions is going to be the international cricket tour. This type of tour is managed by the Board of Control for cricket in India or the BCCI.  There is also the first class competitions, such as the Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy, and the Irani Trophy.

The limited overs competitions consist of the Deodhar Trophy that was started in 1973 – 1974 that was a one-day cricket competition. There were five different teams that were known as the North, South, East, West, and Central zones.  The next competition is going to be the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy.  This was the competition that started as the Challenger series, but it was later named the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy.  The Vigay Hazare Trophy was was named after a important cricket player named Vijay Hazare.  The last competition is called the BCCI Corporate Trophy that has 12 teams playing that includes over 50 matches. This particular competition has been excluded.

The Twenty20 competitions were also started by the BCCI and known as the Indian Premiere League or the IPL.  There are also youth competitions that can be participated in. The Vinoo Mankad Trophy is a tournament for those who are under 19. This is a very special competition, because it is in the memory of a famous cricket player named Vinoo Mankad.  There is the Yagnik Trophy and the Coochbehar Cup competitions as well.

Greatest Indian Cricket Players

  • Sachin Tendulkar is the number one cricket player in India that was also a captain. He was considered the greatest batsmen of all time.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni is another famous cricket player that was also a captain. He led his team to victory.
  • Virat Kohli is a cricket player that was named Cricketer of the year in 2012. He was not only a captain, but he was the only batsmen to score points five centuries in a row. He is well known for being extremely quick and possessing a vicious strike.
  • Sourav Ganguly is another captain that had the reputation of being the best with a nickname called “Dada”.
  • Kapil Dev was an all around team captain that led his team to a World Cup in 1983. His fans claimed he was the best keeper of his team in the world.
  • Yuvraj Singh was well known because of his strong ability to bat, but he also is known for being the best Sixer King. [1]
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Current Cricket News in India

Cricket is an exciting game, but it is also highly competitive. Fans across the world can seek out current cricket news in India by checking out various different websites. Game fans can visit the cricket news portal for up-to-date live news to see what is going on in the world of cricket.

Now cricket fans can read up on all of the latest news, including Ben Stokes winning the Professional Cricketers Association Players Player of the year.  Fans can also read about Pakistan defeating Sri Lanka in the third and final one-day tournament in Karachi. 

Cricket for Kids

Fans from all over the world can enjoy the game and reading all of the live up-to-date news, but fans can also have some fun and teach their children how to play cricket. There are a few simple ways to introduce cricket. French cricket is an easy way to practice batting and catching skills. Children that are between the ages of five and older can learn batting and catching skills, but also this game is excellent at teaching children teamwork. You need to be sure that you have a suitable bat and ball that is age-appropriate. Catching is also another important part of learning cricket. Young kids need to learn how to swing the bat appropriately.  Also, if you have a large backyard – a simple game of backyard cricket can be a wonderful way for the kids to play together. This can be more of a casual game with relaxed rules.  A driving game can be another way to start teaching children how to play cricket, but also learning how to control a ball.

This game is popular throughout the entire world and it does not need to be played with professional players. It is an excellent teamwork building game, but also it is a great way to get exercise for your entire family.

[1]Reference source is Wikipedia