Cricket Tips for Beginners

Here are some tips and tricks for cricket beginners looking to gain a basic understanding of cricket matches and how to better yourself at it.

Posted December 23, 2020 in Cricket Training.

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Cricket Tips for Beginners

Cricket is India’s favourite game by far. We have aplenty cricket leagues and cricket tournaments every few months. People have a keen interest in reading cricket news and watching online cricket too. All the celebrity crickets we have come to know were intense cricket lover growing up and definitely used to follow cricket as a child. Here, I will give some of the best tips for beginners looking to start a career in cricket. These tips will really help a beginner get an edge over others in your leagues.

 

Tip No. 1

Find the correct bat for yourself:

Experimenting with bats before you finalise your forever bat is incredibly important. In today’s day and time, we have over a thousand types of bats available which is exactly what makes it super difficult to settle for one bat. When you're starting out young, its extremely important to find a bat that isn’t too heavy for you. You won’t be able to use a bat made for adult players properly. The right cricket bat will make it easier for you to increase the speed at which you can play a shot. It will also make each of your shots more powerful. Its important to note that batting with a heavy bat with a fast bowler will only slow you down. We also want to be able to maneuver our bat quickly when facing a spinner in order to play the right shots.

 

Tip No. 2

Always explore the techniques that work for you:

As a batsman in the early stages of your career, you have the privilege to focus more on fundamentals such as good position and grip to build your game instead of advanced technical aspects like trigger movements. As long as you keep playing and practicing, minor technical problems can be taken care of with diligence towards the game. 

 

Tip No. 3

You should have a grip on your bat:

Simply follow these steps to use the V-grip for yourself - 

 

  1. Put the bat face down on the ground with its handle pointing towards you. 
  2. Bring your hands together.
  3. If you are a right-hander, then your right hand should be above your left hand and vice versa. 

 

A neutral grip is the best grip in my opinion as it provides you with the most versatility 

 

Tip No. 4

Easy and comfortable stances should be adopted:

A stance is the position we maintain as we wait for the bowler to run in and deliver the ball. The better your stance, the better you'll be able to play a variety of shots and all this while avoiding too much stress on your body. 

 

Tip No. 5

Straight ball playing should be learned:

If you pay a closer look at more advanced players, you'll find that most of the strokes they play are cross batted shots. However, young and beginner level players try to attempt this as well instead of concentrating on being technically right and attempting to play the ball back down the ground and past the bowler. It’s important that younger players get familiar with what is often known as “scoring in the V” and playing a “run” shot to make progress in the game.

 

You can learn about the kinds of shots by following cricket on the news, cricket tournament, cricket live updates, cricket live scoreboard, watch online cricket, play online cricket games, cricket IPL, and cricket live matches.

 

Understandably, watching cricket with the motivation to learn can be somewhat difficult if you don’t know the game’s rules and penalties. Although this bat and ball game appears simple, but to appreciate the finer point of the matches fully, a solid understanding of these 10 basic rules comes in handy.

 

  1. Two teams, 22 players: A cricket match is little more than two teams facing off against each other. Each team has 11 players on the field. There is one team captain for each team, included in the Playing 11. The captain is primarily responsible for ensuring that a team has no more than 11 players on the field at any given time.

 

  1. Umpires' rulings are final: An umpire is the final authority in play decisions. Players must follow the directions of the umpire, and accept their decision as final. In failing to do so, the players will be turned over to the team captain for dismissal or other discipline measures.

 

  1. Six balls equal one over: A bowler bowls the ball to the striker. If the latter hits it and misses, the ball is considered completed. An over is completed when a bowler finishes delivers six balls. Another bowler will now take a turn to bowl the next over.

 

  1. Game duration is negotiated: Teams can either play two innings while limiting the hours spent in the field, or they can opt to play one innings while agreeing on the number of over ahead of time.

 

  1. Professional-level cricket matches are limited duration games: These games are usually referred to as test matches, and last six hours per day and continue for five days. Test matches are held in the daylight between 11A.M. and 6P.M.

 

  1. Batsmen do not need to run: In cricket, the batsmen carry their bats with them as they score a run and use them to touch the ground marking their progress. It is noteworthy that they do not need to always run, and can choose to skip the runs for a ball that didn’t fly far enough.

 

  1. Boundary fence hit equals four runs: While playing cricket, we recognize that if a batsman hits the fence with a delivered ball, they score four runs. Furthermore, if the ball goes beyond the boundary fence, the batsman scores six runs.

 

  1. Overthrows allow for additional runs: The batsmen will continue taking runs until the ball is returned to the bowler by the fielders. If the ball rolls to the boundary of the field, the runs already completed are added to the automatic four-run score a boundary hit earns.

 

  1. Time wasting is penalized: It is well known that cricket matches can go on for days. In order to curtail time wasting, a new batsman is out of the game if it takes him longer than two minutes to take the field after a wicket fall.

 

  1. Field placement is optional: The team captain may choose to place team members in a number of field positions, or the fielders can randomly choose the spot they think will suit them best.