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Ok so legends of the game are about to play in the US of A from what i understand!
Embrace it! Its probably the second bigest game after soccer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q_vMCMAxlw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjWNj7HzJrY
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Any fans in the USA or Euroupe? Asia? ( outside of Indian, Pakistan , Sri lanka, etc)
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When I hear the word cricket I think of the local wings restaurant.
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When I hear about cricket, I always think of the Weston College arc in the Black Butler manga. Now I'm British and quite like cricket, but that cricket match went on for far too long.
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Oh yeah, and this guy! I forgot about him. Ah, the memories of old Disney films...
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Watch out for one of the most boring games ever.
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Posted 11/6/15 , edited 11/6/15
ha ha well its far less boring than baseball or soccer or American football or golf. But thats just my opinon.
And incase you did not know, there are three formats. One day cricket (each team gets 50 overs each, the game goes for one day), test match cricket (the game goes for potentially five days and sometimes with no result/no winner) and 20/20 cricket (a short format of the game, almost like a baseball home run derby).

And if yas did not know, cricket is played by; Australia, Pakistan, Indian, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwae, New Zealand, England, The west Indies, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Bangladesh, The U.A.E, Scotland, Nambibia, Afghanistan, Kenya, etc
Some places like India it is above religion and players are seen as gods.

EDIT: it has a world cup, of course and unlike baseball (world series) its not just one nation playing
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Oh, I like Aussie football more than cricket though, probably.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZh-rbGMdIo
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Depends on what style, there are certain games that last for days.

I'm pretty sure Canada is better than us though.
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I'm pleasantly surprised, and curious. I'm not one to follow sports; however, I'll see if this strikes my fancy.
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Posted 11/6/15 , edited 11/6/15

bobland wrote:

Depends on what style, there are certain games that last for days.

I'm pretty sure Canada is better than us though.


Yeah well Canada actually compete for wold cup qualification. The only time i ever saw AUS V USA, USA was all black players, but they didn't appear as African American, they looked more African, like the West Indies or something?

But i can understand Americans not being big on cricket seeing as you guys have baseball and basket ball and your own football. But cricket is a cool game.
So is Australian football. But soccer dominates i guess. Rugby is big also.
Cricket is one thing that helps Aussies and people from all around the world get along/have a common intrest. Which is good with different culures and religions ans all.

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Americans always think Cricket = UK Baseball, because one player is holding a bat and the other is throwing a ball.
It isn't: Rounders = UK Softball, Cricket has the knocking-the-peg-thingy-off-the-croquet-hoop-thingy part as the essential concept of the game.

As a result, most Americans don't know where the "runs" come from or how anyone scores ("'Hit a 6'? 6 what?"), and then the British have to explain it's not about scoring, it's just about seeing one game played nice and manly and pastorally.
Which cultural confusion always reminds me of that line from the Bugs Bunny cartoon where he was challenged to a game of golf:
"Okay...But don'tcha get a little tired, running those eighteen bases?"
Posted 11/6/15
Full contact cricket would be funny. People getting their asses beat with a cricket bat if the pitcher hits the batter. Chase people around and rinse them utterly. We don't play this game, we enforce it.
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Ejanss wrote:

Americans always think Cricket = UK Baseball, because one player is holding a bat and the other is throwing a ball.
It isn't: Rounders = UK Softball, Cricket has the knocking-the-peg-thingy-off-the-croquet-hoop-thingy part as the essential concept of the game.

As a result, most Americans don't know where the "runs" come from or how anyone scores ("'Hit a 6'? 6 what?"), and then the British have to explain it's not about scoring, it's just about seeing one game played nice and manly and pastorally.
Which cultural confusion always reminds me of that line from the Bugs Bunny cartoon where he was challenged to a game of golf:
"Okay...But don'tcha get a little tired, running those eighteen bases?"


UK baseball?
Throwing? lol
ha yeah well you can score one, two, three, four or six (rarely five or seven). If you hit the ball and run its usually 1-3, if the ball hits the boundray on the ground its 4, over (in the air) its 6.
Theres alot of ways to get out. A team need to get out 10 times to be all out(one innings each in one day cricket or T20, two in test match cricket).
Its too complicated to go right into it


brigand554 wrote:

Full contact cricket would be funny. People getting their asses beat with a cricket bat if the pitcher hits the batter. Chase people around and rinse them utterly. We don't play this game, we enforce it.

lol well thats why we have AFL.
Posted 11/6/15 , edited 11/6/15
Ah, a sport that nobody plays. Sounds like the type of sport Americans would be interested in.
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