How many balls are used in t20 cricket?

How many balls are used in t20 cricket?

How many balls are used in t20 cricket?

What is cricket

Very popular all over the world! Welcome to the “world of cricket”!


We have prepared 10 videos about world cricket, rules and how to enjoy it, batting and bowling, and umpires. Enjoy it here !

cricket introductory book

It is a fun content that even people who do not know cricket can easily understand cricket.

Features of cricket

  • A popular ball game in Commonwealth countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and India
  • The number of players is said to be second only to soccer in the world.
  • Sports for gentlemen and ladies who value fair play

Cricket is extremely popular in Commonwealth countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, India, South Africa, and the West Indies. Especially in South Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, it is overwhelmingly popular, and the annual income of top players exceeds 3 billion yen.

The world’s greatest cricket tournament is the World Cup, which is held once every four years. With 1.56 billion TV viewers, it is the second largest single sporting event after football.

In Japan, the number of players, especially juniors, has increased dramatically, and various tournaments are being held all over the country almost every week. For regional cricket information, please visit the Regional Associations page .

cricket ground

Official matches are played on grass grounds. The international standard for men is a circle with a diameter of about 120 meters, which is larger than a baseball field, but the size is reduced depending on the level and format of the tournament and the age and gender of the players. In domestic competitions, grounds with a diameter of about 100m are often used, and in junior games, the diameter is about 60m. In addition, there are tournaments using soft balls and formats for elementary and junior high school students, which can be enjoyed on tennis courts and gymnasiums.


Three sticks (stamps) are set up and a bail is placed on them.


A rectangular area where a ball is thrown or hit. Located in the center of the ground, with wickets on either side of the pitch. The distance between wickets is 20.12m in official matches, but can be reduced to 15m in junior matches.


Boundaries demarcating the competition area, where ropes, markers, etc. are placed. You can get 4 points if the ball hits the boundary with a ground ball, and 6 points if it does not bounce.

Summary of the match

team size

The game is played by two teams of 11 players each, and each team alternates between defending and attacking (hitting) once. Positions other than the pitcher (baller) and catcher (wicket keeper) can be freely arranged and changed at any time. The attacking team has two batters on the ground.

Offensive and defensive handover10 outs or change with the number of regulation pitches. The number of pitches allowed varies by competition. In official games, the format with 120 balls for each team (T20 format) and the format with 300 balls each (one-day format) are mainstream. The match time will be about 3 hours in the T20 format and about 7 hours in the one-day format. In the junior game, there is also a format of 36 balls each, and the game time is about 45 minutes.

victory or defeat

The team with the most points when the second team reverses or when the inning ends wins, and if the score is the same, it is a draw.

Scored (runs)

Two batters run with bats, such as after hitting or when the wicket-keeper deflects the ball. Both scored one point for each bat or part of their body over the crease, faster than the defender’s returned ball knocked the wicket down. (2 points for round trip)


If a batter is out, he will be replaced by the next batter waiting. (Batters continue to attack until they are out, but once they are out they cannot attack again in the same game.)

main output type


An out in which the baller directly beats the wicket.


An out in which a fielder catches a batted ball without bounds.

run out

An out in which a running batter knocks down a wicket before reaching the crease.


An out in which the wicket-keeper knocks down a wicket with the ball while the batter is out of the crease.

hit wickets

An out in which the batter defeats the wicket himself.


The goal is to hit the wicket by throwing the ball in one band so that it is difficult for the batter to hit. The ball is thrown from one wicket to the other wicket, throwing the regulation number of 6 pitches (1 over). It is not possible to throw two overs in a row, and another pitcher takes over from the opposite wicket in the next over.


A batter on the wicket opposite the baller is called a striker and a batter on the wicket on the baller’s side is called a non-striker. A batter will not be out no matter how many times he misses a wicket unless the wicket is knocked down. There is no foul zone and you can hit anywhere in 360 degrees. Also, if you decide that you won’t make it in time even if you hit it, you don’t have to run.

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