Cricket is a sport that’s been around for centuries. It’s now a very popular sport played in more than a hundred countries and is older than football! Though some people say the game is complicated and boring and slow , it truly isn’t. Here’s an article on understanding the basic rules of the game.
If the captain chooses to field first, his team has to pick a few bowlers to bowl each over, they're going to try to get 10 wickets if possible, . There are different styles and techniques in bowling.
There are different types of cricket games:Test Matches - Test matches are the original form of the game. A Test match is played for almost 7 hours with a break in the middle for tea time. Unlike other matches Test matches can only be played during daylight. Once the sky starts to get dark it must then be continued the next day. A typical Test match lasts for about 3-5 days. Each team bats 2 innings each, trying to make as much run as possible.
Limited Overs or One Day International - This game is the 2nd most popular style of cricket, unlike Test matches Limited Overs are played in a day, with the same rules. The goal is to make as much run as you can in 50 overs (each over consists of 6 balls).
20/20 - This style of game has been played for only a few years but it's really getting more popular. Unlike Limited Overs this game has 20 Overs hence the name 20/20.
The highest score in 50 over format is made by Virendar Sewag he scored 219 . This record was previously achieved by some great players like Sachin Tendulkar the first ever to score a 200 in odi cricket