Drop-in pitches

What is a drop-in pitch? A drop-in pitch is a pitch that is prepared away from the ground in which it is used, and “dropped” in place just before the match takes place. Why does this make sense? Stadiums such as the MCG, the Adelaide Oval and the Optus Stadium in Perth don’t just host […]

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How are the cricket balls made?

The most integral parts of any cricket match are the balls and the bats. Over the decades, the bats have undergone major transformations, while the balls have, more or less, remained the same. Some frequently asked questions regarding the leather ball include “What’s inside it?” and “How are they made?” Whether it is a red […]

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The history of cricket

Cricket, along with baseball, golf and hockey, is one of the numerous sports in what is known as the ‘club ball’ sphere. This basically involves hitting a ball with a ‘club’ held in a player’s hand. The main aspect that separates cricket from these other sports is the existence of the wickets, which a batsman […]

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Technology and cricket

Since 1844, cricket has incorporated a few of the latest technological advances available. Although some of these advances have been rejected by the International Cricket Council (for example, bats made of aluminum), in general, the ICC have been watchful, and rightly so, on making changes to the game, and how this will impact the players […]

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The Ashes

“In affectionate remembrance of English cricket which died at The Oval, 29th August, 1882. Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances, RIP. The body will be cremated and the Ashes taken to Australia.” – Reginald Shirley Brooks. The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The ‘Ashes’ […]

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World Cup Records

Twenty nations have qualified for the Cricket World Cup at least once, excluding the qualification tournaments. Seven teams have qualified for the finals before, out of which five teams have managed to win the cup before. The West Indies won the first two editions of the tournament, Australia has won five, India has won two, […]

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