Cricket is played professionally in many countries around the world. The traditional version of the game, Test match cricket, is played over five days. There are a few different versions of competitive cricket played over a shorter time period. Here you will find a description of each of these.
The traditional version of the game, Test Match cricket, has been rivaled in popularity by shorter more spectator friendly versions of cricket in recent years.
- Test Matches — played over 5 days
- One Day Matches — 50 overs per side
- 20-Twenty Matches — 20 overs per side
- T10 Matches — 10 overs per side
- Super Sixes — played between two teams of six players, and a maximum of five overs are bowled by each side.
- 100-Ball Format — England's 'the Hundred' expected to feature 10-ball and five-ball overs.
- Three Team Cricket (3TC) — three teams play a single match, each team taking turns playing the other two.
- Indoor Cricket — the sport adapted for indoor play.
- Blind Cricket — a modified version of cricket with a larger ball with bells inside which is designed to be played by blind athletes.
Social Cricket Games
For many cricket superstars, their skills developed early playing in their backyard or at the beach.