Cricket and baseball are the two most familiar bat-and-ball games we currently have. Though they exhibit some differences, like in the shape of the playing fields, the batting and the fielding, the two sports are similar in one way or another. One could even say they have a distant relationship. That said, it becomes easier to learn cricket if you are already familiar with baseball. The reverse is also true. So what exactly are some of these similarities?
For both cricket and baseball, one team makes points by making runs, and the other one tries to field the ball to prevent the other team from making a point/score. Even with the different kinds of fields, balls, and bats, the goal for both sports is the same. Both sports have innings. This happens when a specified number of bating players have been taken out, and roles are swapped. In both cricket and baseball, the batsmen play a dual function of attacking as well as defending. In cricket, the batsman tries to defend the wicket, which is the same case in baseball, only that it’s called the strikezone. These are only some of the similarities and the list is actually much longer than this.
Posted on November 30th, 2011 by kesh
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