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Types of Cricket Balls

When it comes to cricket, there are many types of cricket balls that are used in the game. They all come in different sizes, colors, and designs, but what makes each different is the manufacturing process. Most types of cricket balls are made by the weight of the liquid in the bowl, which is known as ‘pitch’ or ‘weight’. Each type has its own pros and cons when it comes to using them during a match. Western Sports Centre also provides cricket balls for playing any level of cricket match.

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The three main types of cricket balls are known as ‘light’, ‘medium’ and ‘heavy’. The difference between these three types is that there are only three layers in a cricket ball, unlike the four layers that are used in baseball. The weight of the ball depends on the type of cricket that is being played. For men’s cricket, which is the lowest known league in the world, the legal ball weight is between 158 and 160 grams. The maximum weight of the cricket ball, which is used in professional matches, is about 180 grams. For women’s cricket, which is the highest observed league in the world, the legal ball weight is between 160.5 grams.

One of the most common types of cricket in the world is the grey turf ball, which is commonly used for cricket leagues in countries such as England and Australia. Cricket players use grey turf balls during one-day internationals. The Cricket World Cup, held every four years in India, England, and Australia, uses a single day cricket ball, which is referred to as the ‘one-day cricket ball’. In countries where professional cricket is regularly played, such as the West Indies and the Caribbean, a pink ball is used in place of the grey one. The names of the different balls used in a match also bear a resemblance to the names of countries in which the matches are played: Pakistan’s batsmen wear blue ball; India’s bowlers wear green; and the West Indies’ bowlers wear red.

Cricket balls are generally divided according to their weight, or material. The three different categories of cricket balls are leather, spongy and graphite. Cricket balls are made from all of these materials, but some varieties have been specifically manufactured for one-day cricket games. There are also special balls that have been designed especially for home matches and that are used during Twenty20 international tournaments.

In order for a player to hit a cricket ball with any consistency and with any kind of flight, he or she must swing the body with a certain rhythm. This rhythm varies according to the type of cricket ball that is being used. For example, a batsman who plays with a spongy cricket ball must wrist the club with a circular motion while playing, and the same applies to bowlers. A batsman who uses a leather ball must aim to make contact with the ball between the heel and first base, and then strike the ball with a downward blow, so that the entire body moves in one fluid motion. A bowler who bowls with a graphite ball must aim to connect with the spinner at the proper point on the top or bottom edge of the bat, and to get a downward blow on the stumps.

Cricket balls are available in various sizes, depending upon how well a player can strike them. The smallest cricket ball is called the little white ball, which is meant for match play only. The most popular and widely used white ball is the one that is used for Twenty20 Internationals and is manufactured by New Zealand company Kookaburra. Other brands of white balls include Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Africa’s Sunnet, Netherlands outfit ACB and Bangladesh’s Baracel Tigers.