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 for blind athletes with a larger ball with bells inside..
Social Cricket Games
For many cricket superstars, their skills developed early playing in their backyard or at the beach.