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Lee asked in SportsCricket · 1 decade ago

How hard is a cricket ball compared to a baseball?

Is a cricket ball as hard as a baseball?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Very,very hard.A baseball is soft in comparison

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    I also want to add a few more reasons why cricket requires more skills compared to baseball. The first thing to ask is: if you understand baseball, would you understand cricket? The answer is Yes: You already have the concepts of: --one team batting while the other team fields; --scoring runs; --getting batters out; --runners being safe or out. This is a big advantage over not understanding these concepts. However, cricket is not baseball. Here are the essential differences in cricket from baseball: --Runs are hard to score. In cricket, runs are much easier to score. The average score for one innings of a Test match is about 320 runs. --Batters are easy to get out. In cricket, batsmen are much harder to get out. In six hours of play, you would expect to see an average of about 8 batsmen get out. --Batters can strike out if they don't hit the ball. In cricket, you don't have to hit the ball if you don't want to. If you swing and miss, there is no penalty. --Batters who hit the ball must run. In cricket, the batsmen never have to run. They can choose when to run, and usually only do so when they are certain they can complete the run safely. This, and the previous difference, contribute a large portion of what makes the batsmen so hard to get out. --Batters can't hit the ball into foul territory. In cricket, there is no foul territory. You can hit the ball in any direction you like. This means the fielders have a much wider area to cover. Again, this makes it easier to score runs and harder to get batsmen out. --Pitchers must try to throw the ball in the strike zone, on the fly. In cricket, bowlers can bowl the ball pretty much as high and wide as they like, and usually bounce it on the pitch before it reaches the batsman. This gives them a lot more variety in attacking the batsman and trying to either stop him scoring runs or get him out. --------- thank you for following - these above points comprise a major portion of the essential skill sets difference between both sports

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cricket balls are harder. Never held a baseball before.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its harder.

    Imagine playing with a gigantic golf ball.

    That is why the batters are covered with pads and protection.

    Tip: Do not play catch with a cricket ball.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well I dont know why Baseball players need a glow to catch that soft ball..loL

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