How to play cricket: The Basics

How to play cricket: The Basics

[Music] basically anybody can play cricket any size any edge any any person boys and girls I’ve seen players play cricket from 75 years old basically starting from three or four years old translated from the game throwing anybody the game of cricket is played between two teams of eleven players each there are two umpires and their decision is final there are two innings in each game in the first innings the batting or hitting team tries to score as many runs for points as possible within a limited number of balls being bowled or thrown to them by the opposition in the second innings our position becomes the batting team and within the same amount of limited balls being bowled to them they need to try and score more runs than their opposition scored in the first innings let’s see how these innings were each batsman will need pads gloves and a bet you may choose to wear a helmet to the batting side we’ll send in their first two batsmen the remaining nine players will wait off the field for their turn to back meanwhile there are position positions all 11 are their players on the field and they are known as the fielding side the goal is to Bowl and field in such a way that the batting side cannot score too many runs or to cause the batsman to go out the batting side will always have two batsmen working together by running and batting this is how grants are score [Applause] if one batsman is out he leaves the field and the next batsman goes in to join his teammate this continues until 10 of the 11 bucks when are out since the last player to go in cannot fight alone the team’s batting in is is motive up so the first innings is finished went neither 10 batsmen are out or the limited number of balls in the second innings the team’s will change roles the other team will become the bunting side and their goal is to beat the score from the first innings the now fielding side will defend their first inning score by trying to get all the opposition batsman out or by preventing the batsman from scoring too many runs in order for the team to get any score both batsmen must run to the opposite weaker they cross Midway and when they have both safely reach the other side one run is scored if the ball was hit harder they can run back and forth to score a few runs if the ball is hit so hard that it reaches the boundary the batsman doesn’t need to run he is automatically awarded four runs similarly if the ball goes over the boundary without touching the ground he is awarded six runners [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] the Balinese teammates are trying to get the batsman out in the following ways there is a wicket three wooden sticks behind the batsman when the ball from the ball that hits the wicket the batsman is out he has been bald when the batsman hits the ball into the air and one of the field inside players catches it the batsman is out he has been caught [Music] [Music] [Music] when the batsman steps too far forward to hit the ball and misses it the wicket keeper can catch the ball and hit the wicket before the batsman gets safely back the batsman is out he has been stumped while the two batsmen are running to the opposite wicket a player from the field inside can try to hit the wickets with the ball if the batsman has not safely reached the wicket he is out he has been run out if the ball from the baller hits the parts of the batsman and the umpire believes that the ball would have hit the wicket if not for the pad then the umpire gives the batsman out LBW leg before wicket [Music] a lot of things make cricket fun to play I think one of the best things is it’s a team sport and you get to interact with your friends on the sports field in a competitive win in the competitive environment and also you put your skills against the best of other teams and you just are able to compare yourself to what the risks that people are doing I think at the end of the day the competition is the camaraderie and it’s the fun spur that cricket brings [Applause] [Music]

Comments (100)

  1. What a strange sport.

  2. Question When the ball is caught that means that both batsmen are out correct?

  3. This is the only way I'm winning athlete of the year? oh fuckkk me.

  4. What the hell is wrong with you English? What a stupid game!

  5. I've been idly curious about Cricket since I saw it played a few years ago on a Downton Abbey episode. I have tried to follow some of the other youtube videos and how-to websites on the subject, to no avail. I think I finally understand the basic framework of this game after your easy-to-follow explanation but the game itself seems tedious. And what about the Golden Snitch?

  6. thank you ,vary helpful.well put together video

  7. Very good video. I'm an American and a baseball fan. I'm wanting to learn more about cricket, and this video does a great job of explaining the basics. Thank you for taking the time to make it.

  8. Wanted to play cricket and it was great cause of u

  9. What accent are they speaking in?

  10. In Australia girls can’t play cricket mate

  11. Not anyone can play cricket. Not true.

  12. This just makes me appreciate my AMERICAN BASEBALL…that MUCH more!!! LoL

  13. simple and quite clear

  14. As an American, I have always wondered. Very good explanation here. I actually think I have a fair grasp of how it goes. Thanks.

  15. Wel play kancha keep it up

  16. Hi. Any chance you could turn on COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS to this video? We have deaf students in college that are watching this video for research purposes… I can do the captioning… the auto generated captions aren't accurate enough. Thanks!

  17. Never knew the field was a circle until I watched a size comparison of sporting fields, which then let me to figure out how the hell cricket worked lol

  18. I can't help thinking this looks like a disorganized version of American baseball. I know cricket came first, but still. I definitely mean no disrespect, it looks fun.

  19. If I was to play cricket with some friends, I would probably use baseball gloves for the fielding. I see no point in hurting your hands like that.

  20. Wow, I’ve never seen something this retarded in a while…thanks

  21. just watch baseball

  22. That's not cricket that's iamintoanmal

  23. Thank you for posting this video. Have been bouncing from Wikipedia to YouTube to playing a simple cricket app to get a feel for the game. It's fascinating.

    See, I've been a baseball fan all my life. Read up on cricket in "World Book Encyclopedia" decades ago and despite a fair explanation, I just couldn't get it. Seemed simplistic and drawn out compared to baseball.

    Now I see cricket is more complicated than I thought, and updated versions get a match completed in a day: that's huge.

    All I knew about cricket was Sir Donald Bradman's record. I'm becoming more conversant in the sport and I see the basis of its popularity much better now. This video helped.

  24. Can the fielding players wear gloves, or do they have to try to catch the ball bare-handed?

  25. This video is super awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Helmet and cup…cover both heads Mate… and stop fightin, fellas. If you enjoy baseball you will most likely like cricket- both are challenging for sure. I lived in Australia for 3.5 yrs- fell in love with it(all of it). Dennis lillee was kickin butt-

  27. Cricket is so much fun however, it very hard to try to teach an American how yo play.

  28. If the batter doesn't hit the ball but the ball doesn't hit the widgets, does he run or is he out? I could get into this game. It seems a lot faster paced and takes more strategy than baseball. Wish there was a national team here in the states. Or even local teams.

  29. I’m looking for a team

  30. She’s doesn’t leave she want boy

  31. The thing doesn’t leave

  32. I’m looking for a team

  33. Stop trying to take it not getting it

  34. Amazing thanks for sharing!! Here's my video on how to play night cricket.

  35. This is a very informative video thanks! I've been to curious as to what cricket is and now I wanna see it in person!

  36. It’s like baseball but for some reason I don’t like the cricket bat


  38. Ok but what about the touchdowns and goals?

  39. Maybe some advanced questions, how many balls do they throw for an inning? Is every match the same number of throws(excepting the last team out)?


  41. Looks better than baseball.

  42. Seems like something a high functioning autistic kid would make up.

  43. I know that LBW sounds like some BS, lol…

  44. Thanks for the explanation. Not as three-dimensional as baseball, but it looks like good, clean fun.

  45. Non Cricket public such as Americans tend to be dumb understanding new stuff that they are uncomfortable with so this type of videos will confuse them even more, I believe you should make a video of 1.5 minutes to describe one single action of Cricket very slowly like explaining to a baby, you can make 30 videos on this, I believe this is the best way one can describe Cricket to a public that is very dumb to understand new stuff

  46. Looks way more entertaining than baseball.

  47. Its similar to baseball in many ways.

  48. The only thing I dont understad is at 2:19 when they are explaining when a inning is over. After saying the 10 batsmen are out or the limit of balls are played.. That's the part I dont get. Are there a certain number of balls that are thrown to a batsman?

  49. Anyone know the source of the music starting around 3:55?

  50. So does one batsman keep hitting until he is out or do the 2 batsman on the field take turns?

  51. Does the batsmen play in the field or just bat?

  52. such a shit ground

  53. I would blast that thing a mille… Too much watching and playing baseball I guess.

  54. Knock off of baseball

  55. Geez. This was 8 years ago

  56. This game looks like it was invented by a bunch of drunk villagers who learned about the game from another drunk guy who started making up rules as he was drunkenly rambling.

  57. This is just my point of view, but as an American living on the East Coast. Cricket is almost nonexistent, I’ve never once been taught by our education system how to play the sport, it’s almost like it’s invisible here it’s unfortunate because this looks like a really fucking fun thing to play with some friends.

  58. great video, but I do have a question about run out
    at what point is it determined a batsman has started running to an opposite wicket and is, therefore vulnerable?

    in other words, if one wishes to make, say 2 runs, but then "stand pat" at those 2 runs, how does one declare they are not runing (in American style baseball,it's simply a matter of staying in direct physical contact contact with the "base" )

  59. They wear knee pads, but they don't use catchers gloves?

  60. Anyone here after Hasan Minaj

  61. What a stupid fucking game. I'd still play it, but come on play baseball fellas.

  62. The back and forth running between bases while holding the cricket bat is the 2nd silliest thing I've seen in all of sports. The number one silliest of course is the Olympic racewalking.

  63. Why does the bowler run?

  64. The number of fans for cricket

  65. I don't know why it's seemed so mysterious when I've caught bits of it on TV. Seems pretty straightforward. The video didn't mention "overs", though, which seems to be what innings are divided into. Are those number of balls, or what determines it?

  66. I've never played Cricket but I'm sure I could play professionally tomorrow.

  67. It was held in Taiwan!! Haha interesting, I want to learn it.

  68. Wow so this is more boring than baseball

  69. Who is considered by all cricket players around the world as the best player ever (Sachin Tendulkar), and which country is usually number one? Is there a Hall of Fame for those that retire from the game? Answer: International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai

  70. Great recording and explanation

  71. Why do poeple like this and not baseball? Baseball seems superior in every single way.

  72. Cricket is stupid.

  73. Someone can explain the rules of cricket to me till they are blue in the face, and at the end ask if I understand?

    At the end of the instructional conversation, my head will bob north and south (yes), while my lips say no..

    In short, not interested.

    Now, would somebody please be so kind and point me to Arlington, TX?

  74. Baseball is an improvement on cricket.

  75. This guy sounds like Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

  76. I'm sure anyone can play it but not everyone is gonna understand it and all it's quirks

  77. Here in Brazil we have a very similar game called "bets", which is pronounced exactly like "bats". Actually, isn't just similar, it's almost the same. The main diference is that it's a children's game, so there are only 4 players and the game is played with a rubber ball.

  78. I still dont get it lol

  79. Great video, I would really like to be able to play but not a lot of opportunities here in the U.S. I've played a lot of baseball and softball but this really looks fun also.

  80. Cricket seems so dumb

  81. I'll stick with baseball. This looks dumb af. No offense though. To each their own.

  82. I watch this video after when I play it XD

  83. Thank you! This video allowed me to understand something that has had me confused for years.

  84. We just got a huge cricket field here In texas… I figure I learn about it now and maybe play a game… cheers

  85. So poor mans baseball?

  86. Cricket is like baseball and the pacer test had a child and that child is cricket

  87. Great video. Explained cricket very well. From Bad Ump Bob

  88. sorry but I am still not understanding it

  89. I kept getting suggested videos on Facebook about cricket. I never knew what was going on. Thanks for the info!

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