Cricket Pitch Brief

The area where most of the action takes place in the cricket games is called Pitch. Cricket is one of the most popular outdoor game which is played with bat, ball and wickets. It is played between two teams of 11players each.  The objective of the  game is to make maximum runs out of the wickets.  The bowler throws the ball from one end, the batsman hits on the other, and every time, the eyes of everyone present. The focus of the players, umpires, and spectators focus on this 22-yard pitch.

The dimension of pitch on the whole

Learning of the customary cricket field dimensions is a prerequisite for the game. A cricket field is divided into  various areas in specific measurements. The field itself, however, does not stick to any definite shape. Therefore, there are  no fixed dimensions for cricket fields, but the diameter is considered to be anywhere between 450” and 500”.

The cricket pitch is basically a long, narrow rectangle. It’s 22 yards or 2012 cm long from one set of stumps to the other. Its width is 10 feet or 3.05 m.  On and around the 22 yards, there are few markings, outlined with white paint.

The types of the Pitch

A cricket pitch can be made with  natural components or artificial components   till it is smooth and even.  High-level of cricket is generally played on a grass surface or rolled clay, on the other hand the high level of cricket is often played on an artificial pitch.

Artificial pitches are no less than the natural pitch. It tends to keep the same level of bounce and movement for an entire match. On natural surfaces, however, the pitch will get worse during the match, mainly in a Test match that lasts for five days.

Generally, this suggests that the pitch offers more support to the bowlers when it dries out. Cracks and foot marks appear on the pitch that results in  ball spinning outside of the pitch or move alongside of the seam.

Before the match starts,the ground staff who examine the pitch is responsible for any adverse condition of it. After the toss,  the umpires supervise the pitch if it is fit for play.

If the umpires consider the pitch to be unsuitable for play, a nearby pitch can be used,  of course, with  the approval of both the captains. Generally, however, the match is disposed of instead.


× How can I help you?