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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch. The game is played by 120 million players in many countries, making it the world's second most popular sport.

The essence of the sport is that a bowler delivers the ball from his end of the pitch towards the batsman who, armed with a bat is "on strike" at the other end.

The bat is made of wood (usually White Willow) and has the shape of a blade topped by a cylindrical handle. The blade must not be more than 4.25 inches (108 mm) wide and the total length of the bat not more than 38 inches (970 mm).The ball is a hard leather-seamed spheroid, with a circumference of 9 inches (230 mm).

The first thing that a little child holds is a bat and a ball so playing cricket is not very tough and since it is so famous most of us learn by watching matches on television but to learn it more professionally and with the right technique, coaching is important as it will help improve batting and bowling skills and bring in a sense of competition.

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