The Indian cricket team
The Men in Blue of India is a full member of the ICC. India has given a special place in the list of celebs to its cricket team. Cricket players like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are not just players but idols of Indian cricket fans. The current Indian team is being led by Virat Kohli (the heartthrob India is focused on), Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, and many more.
Types of Indian cricket matches
These are the major types of Indian cricket matches that have been keeping the audience on their toes for years.
The highest standard of first-class cricket is test cricket. This is an international fixture that occurs between teams that represent the countries that are members of the ICC. The test matches are played in a group called series, and each series consists of 3 to 5 matches. It lasts for up to 5 days.
One Day Match
A One-day match is a match that is scheduled to be complete in a single day. This is the most common form of match played even on an international level (called ODI matches). Sometimes, a match may continue on the second day of the match has been interrupted due to bad weather. The main objective is to produce a specific result, and therefore, draw in such matches is next to impossible. Each team plays one inning and is given approximately 50 overs. The Cricket World Cup is also a form of ODI.
The Twenty20 has surged as the most popular variant of cricket. The purpose of the match is to complete the task within a period of three hours and usually occurs during the evening session. Twenty20 has been largely commercially successful and is even adopted internationally. The match is played under 20 overs and decides in a single day who the winner is. Of course, there’s the general rule that if the weather is inappropriate, the match will be shifted to the next day. This has, by far, captured the most attention of the Indian audience.
Indian Premier League
The Indian premier league is a sub-branch of Twenty20 cricket. It has developed into the most lucrative and popular form of cricket over the years. Matches generally start in during the evening or the late afternoon time. This is so that a portion of the match is played under floodlights at night to maximize the number of audiences who watch the matches on television on worldwide broadcasts.
The initial form of league matches was played on the basis of home-and-away. But, eventually, the league was expanded into 10 clubs, which are divided into two groups of five. Later, even this format was changed so that matches could be played between teams while others would be limited to single encounters. The top four teams compete in three playoff matches. One of the losing teams is given a second chance to reach the finale, which is by far, the biggest betting wrinkle.
In simpler terms, 4 teams that finish at the top of the table in a series of knockout games are given a ticket to play the playoffs. One of the teams that lost the first-round game would be given a second chance to win the final match.