Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. The paler strip is the cricket pitch. The two sets of three wooden stumps on the pitch are the wickets. The two white lines are the creases.
A traditional cricket ball. The white stitching is known as the seam.
As one-day games are often played under floodlights, a white ball is used to aid visibility.
A cricket bat, front and back.
A One Day International match at The Melbourne Cricket Ground between Australia and India. The Australian batsmen are wearing yellow, while the fielding team, India, is wearing blue.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground during the 1992 Cricket World Cup
A typical cricket field
the cricket pitch dimensions pic 5
A wicket consists of three stumps that are hammered into the ground, and topped with two bails.
Cricket wickets pic 6
Fielding positions in cricket for a right-handed batsman. The named positions are only indicative: the fielders may stand anywhere. The bowler and wicket-keeper are always in roughly the same position, and there are only nine other fielders, so there are always many unprotected areas.
Master blaster at work
Sachin tendulkar of India batting
A typical bowling action.
Andrew Flintoff of England bowling.
The basics of bowling.
Sir Don Bradman is by general consent the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. He had a Test average of 99.94 and an overall first-class average of 95.14.
An artwork depicting the history of the cricket bat
A cricket match at Darnall, Sheffield in the 1820s. 19th century cricket