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==Types of Cricket Balls==
 
==Types of Cricket Balls==
===White Balls==
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===White Balls===
 
White balls are used in many limited overs cricket matches, especially those involving floodlights (day/night games). This is because a red ball under yellow floodlights takes on a brownish color which is very similar to the color of the pitch.
 
White balls are used in many limited overs cricket matches, especially those involving floodlights (day/night games). This is because a red ball under yellow floodlights takes on a brownish color which is very similar to the color of the pitch.
==Red Balls==
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===Red Balls===
A red cricket ball is a ball normally used in [[One day|One day Matches]] and is the default ball of Cricket.
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A red cricket ball is a ball normally used in [[One day|One day Matches]] and [[T20s]] and is the default ball of Cricket.
 
[[Category:Tools]]
 
[[Category:Tools]]

Revision as of 08:20, 8 October 2012

A cricket ball is a hard, solid ball used to play Cricket which consists of cork covered by leather. Its manufacture is heavily regulated by cricket law at first class level. The manipulation of a cricket ball, through employment of its various physical properties, is the staple component of bowling and dismissing batsmen – movement in the air, and off the ground, is influenced by the condition of the ball and the efforts of the bowler, while working on the cricket ball to obtain an optimum condition is a key role of the fielding side. The cricket ball is the principal manner through which the batsman scores runs, by manipulating the ball into a position where it would be safe to take a run, or by directing the ball through the boundary.

Types of Cricket Balls

White Balls

White balls are used in many limited overs cricket matches, especially those involving floodlights (day/night games). This is because a red ball under yellow floodlights takes on a brownish color which is very similar to the color of the pitch.

Red Balls

A red cricket ball is a ball normally used in One day Matches and T20s and is the default ball of Cricket.