Traditional cricket tournament “The Ashes” in Australia (part 2)

Currently, the original ash pot is still stored at London’s Marylebone Cricket Club Museum, while Australia and Britain annually compete for Waterford’s Crystal-made model trophy.

This is the official Ashes trophy from the 1998-1999 season. Also because of this trophy, their teams and support groups, including the Barmy Army in England and Fanatics in Australia, had to go across the ocean every year to take over. Each of the Ashes competes in 5 games with two innings per match and is applied according to the usual rules for international match cricket (Test Match).

Cricket is a sport that competes in a form of pitching and bouncing a ball between two teams, each team consisting of 11 players, which is quite similar to baseball and takes place on a circular field, which has a radius of about 70m called “oval”. Cricket has its origins in the United Kingdom around the middle of the 16th century and is widely spread in Commonwealth of nations.

Currently, cricket is a popular sport in more than 100 countries and regions around the world, especially in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Jamaica etc.

In England alone, Cricket with Rugby are two sports for the elite and become the official subject of physical education at all private schools. In addition, according to statistics, Cricket is ranked second in the world after the Bridge in terms of training numbers due to the large number of Indians who love this sport that has accounted for more than half.

“One Day Cricket” is a very attractive and popular form of competition because it includes most of the details and basic characteristics of cricket.

Before fighting in the form of “One Day International“, two teams will make a visit by selecting a coin toss to select the attacking team and the defensive team. After that, the offensive team will appoint two players to squash the ball at the top of the “pitch” area, a rectangular strip of land with a circumference of 21.34mX3.66m, which is designed in the middle of the field. Each end of the “pitch” section has three 71cm tall wooden bars, each called a “stump” and in the upper middle of the three “stump” distances there are two pieces of wood called “bail”. More generally, these nouns are referred to as “Wicket” or “three pillars”.

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