Cricket is a very popular game. Read on to know some of the rules of the game.
For many cricket fans, Steve Smith has been the best Australian batsman since Don Bradman. But the 31-year old suffered an inconsistent batting display in Australia’s recent Test series defeat by India. It marked yet another troubling moment in Smith’s cricketing career and there have been many who’ve suggested that he could be past his best.
Pakistan cricket may have been in difficult times recently, but the nation’s cricket team have just recorded an excellent Test series victory over South Africa. This saw the hosts Pakistan cruising to a 2-0 clean sweep over the visitors and suggests that a long overdue Pakistan cricketing resurgence could finally be here.
While England’s Test match team have been looking increasingly promising over the past year, few people would have expected the side to enjoy such a comfortable win over India in Chennai. This saw the visitors claiming a famous victory by a remarkable 227 wins. But was it down to England’s superiority, or were India to blame for their own downfall?
If one were to describe a ‘draw’ in cricket, there won’t be many better images than the one created from the above lines of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Test cricket is unique as it has four possible results: Win, Loss, Tie and Draw. The difference between a tie and a draw can be explained in the following words: In a tied test both sides can equally lay claim to success in the game, a sort of joint winners without the word ‘winner’ used. If one were to explain this in the context of Limited overs cricket, the Natwest Series final of 2005 ended in a tie between Australia and England and they were deemed to have shared the trophy. (Though this was the situation in simpler times, we have since moved on to the era of Super-Overs)
To honour a man for his achievements during his life and for his contribution to a sport, art, army or work to his country, a person can be awarded with the title of knighthood. Paul McCartney, Alex Ferguson or Sean Connery, just to mention a few, are now “Sir” in appreciation for their outstanding career as a member of the British Empire.
Cricket is a very common and followed sport in the Commonwealth Countries, especially in Asian and Australian continent. Becoming a professional cricket player means becoming famous all around the world and the most talented cricketers turn into superstars and legends wearing their home country shirt. Being part of the National Team is a pride that players dream about during their entire career.