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Difference Between Cricket and Baseball

Cricket vs. Baseball

Cricket and baseball belong to the same family of bat-and-ball games. In both games, the team scores points that are known as runs by hitting the ball with a bat. And when a team bats, the other team fields the ball by preventing the players of the opposing team from scoring runs. Though they are both bat-and-ball games, they are not the same.

First of all, let us look at the ball used in cricket and baseball. The balls used in both cricket and baseball may look alike, but they have differences in their weight and other features. The weight of a baseball should not be below five ounces and not over five and ¼ ounces. It should also have a circumference of 9 to 9.25 inches. The weight of a cricket ball is usually between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces and has a circumference between 224 and 229 mm.
Cricket has two innings but at least nine innings are played in baseball.

Now considering the type of bat used, baseball has a round bat whereas the cricket bat is flat. Baseball bats can break often, but cricket bats do not break often.

There are also many differences in the position of the players. In cricket, the positions are mid on, mid off, deep leg, fine leg, mid wicket, long leg, silly mid off, silly mid on, square leg, deep mid wicket, gully, deep square leg, point, leg slip, long off, cover, extra cover and long off. But with regard to baseball positions, it is self-explanatory.

The pitcher in baseball should not pitch or bounce the ball in front of the batter. On the contrary, the bowler in cricket can pitch or bounce the ball.

In batting order, the order is predetermined in baseball whereas it is flexible in cricket.

In baseball, four umpires are present, and it may increase up to six for important games. In cricket, there are usually two umpires in the field, a third umpire off the field, and a match referee.

Summary:

1.The weight of a baseball should not be below five ounces and not over five and ¼ ounces. It should also have a circumference of 9 to 9.25 inches. The weight of a cricket ball is usually between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces and has a circumference between 224 and 229 mm.

2.Baseball has a round bat whereas cricket’s bat is flat.

3.In baseball, four umpires are present, and it may increase up to six for important games. In cricket, there are usually two umpires in the field, a third umpire off the field, and a match referee.


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