What is the difference between Cricket and Baseball
A baseball game is played between two teams, each composed of nine players, that take turns playing offense . A pair of turns, one at bat and one in the field, by each team constitutes an inning. A game consists of nine innings (seven innings at the high school level and in doubleheaders in college and minor leagues, and six innings at the Little League level).
Abner Doubleday invented the game known as baseball in Cooperstown, New York, during the summer of 1839. Doubleday then went on to become a Civil War hero, while baseball became America’s beloved national pastime.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, whilethe bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss
Difference Between the Baseball and Cricket
In Baseball bat is Round like a baton with a tapered handle ending at a knob. It is no more than 2.625 inches in diameter at the thickest part and no more than 42 inches (1067 mm) in length. It typically weighs no more than 36 ounces (1 kg).
In case of cricket A round handle on top with a flat wooden bottom. The rules of the game limit the allowable size for a bat as not more than 38 in (965 mm) long and the blade may not be more than 4.25 in (108 mm) wide. Bats weigh from 1.1 to 2.3 Kg (2.4 to 5lbs).
In baseball Defense: gloves in non-throwing hand, may use hard plastic headgear and padding. Catchers use plastic shinguards, padded chest protectors, and wire masks molded into a hard plastic shell. Batters must use hard plastic helmet, may use shiguards, glove
In Cricket Pads, Helmet and other padding for body parts (only for the batsman). No protective gear is allowed for the fielders except those who stand very close to the batsman (Silly Point, Short Leg etc.)
In Baseball the ball is cork, rubber or a mixture of the two and is sometimes layered. Legal weight for the ball in baseball is not to be under 5 ounces but never to be over 5 and a 1/4 ounces. A baseball is 9 to 9.25 inches in circumference.
In Cricket ball is made of cork and string and covered with red leather. the ball must weigh between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces (155.9 and 163.0 g) and measure between 8 13/16 and 9 in (224 and 229 mm) in circumference.
In baseball 60 feet, 6 inches or 18.4 m (approx. 52 ft or 15.8 m between pitcher’s starting point and batter at delivery).
In cricket 22 yards (66 feet) or 20.1 meters (approx. 58 ft or 17.7 m between bowler and batsman at delivery).
In base ball usually four umpires in major league games; up to six (and as few as one) may officiate depending on the league and the importance of the game.
In cricket 2 umpires on the field, 3rd umpire off the field, 1 match referee.
Number of players
In baseball 9 or 10 depending on league rules and team decisions. In some leagues, a batting specialist may be designated as a hitter exclusively for the pitcher. Teams may use up to the balance of their rosters as substitutes without restriction during games.
In Cricket Consists of 11 players. Only a fielder other than wicket-keeper can substitute another fielder.