The benefits of playing cricket

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Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world for years. Though originated in England, people throughout  the world, particularly of West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, India feel crazy for cricket and there are lot of benefits of playing cricket.

Cricket is basically played with bat and ball between two teams, one involves in batting, and the other in bowling and fielding. There are teams of 11 players each side and a game lasts anywhere between  several hours and  several days.

Both male and female of any age between kids and adult, can play cricket either socially or competitively. The competitive cricket is generally played on a field. Cricket for fun is played in backyards, streets, parks, or on the beach. In this case you only need two friends, a bat and a ball, or some object that replicates wickets. But, competitive cricket is played following number of rules. To be aware of the basics of cricket, joining  to a local  club for practice is very effective. After that, register with any reputed cricket coaching camp for playing any competitive cricket later.

Fitness needed for cricket

Like any other sport, playing cricket needs fitness of body and strength of mind. The first important thing is the proper coordination of hand and eye and then the skill of ball handling. Cricket involves a more involvement of the body as it is the game of running between the wickets and, running to stop the ball together with bowling and throwing.

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These activities involve in the cricket game need

  • Patience and resilience
  • Balance and proficiency
  • Physical consistency
  • Developing hand-eye synchronization

Further benefits of cricket

Besides, health benefits, cricket brings other advantages and prospects  such as:

  • Cricket teaches team bonding skill that helps the player in their everyday lives.
  • Cricket teaches social skills such as mutual aid, communication and knowing how to meet both winning and losing
  • Cricket  teaches social interaction,  meeting new people and making  new friends.

How to avoid injury while playing cricket

Getting an injury is very common in playing cricket. But, you can avoid injury, if you follow a few simple tips:

  • Drink plenty of water not only before the play,  but also during and after after play.
  • Always put on broadband sunscreen, hat and sunglasses even in cloudy conditions.
  • Always warm up, stretch and cool down following right technique. Practice will help putting off injury.
  • Fast bowlers should limit the bowling following the physical condition and fitness.
  • Wear the right defensive gears  while batting, put on body padding, forearm guard,  including gloves and a box (for males).
  • When playing as wicket keeper, the player need to wear a cricket helmet with a faceguard.
  • Speak to the experts of any reputed cricket coaching camp  and get advices  on footwear or other related things.

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