For all those who wish to know about the different between Cricket and Baseball, which are the 2 popular bat and ball games, the following article will prove to be very informative.
The bat in cricket is made up of wood and per ICC the bat should not be more than 38cms long and the blade should be less than 108mms wide. The bat of the baseball resembles like a baton that has a tapered handle ending at the knob. At the thickest point, the baseball bat should not be more than 2.625 inches in diameter and its length should not be more than 42 inches.
The ball of cricket is generally made up of cork and string and it is threaded with the red leather. Red ball is used for test matches while white ball is used for ODIs. The baseball is made up of rubber, cork or mixture of two and he ball is white in color with red leather stitching.
In cricket, there are 2 umpires on the field, there is 3rd Umpire off the field and then there is 1 match referee. In baseball there are generally 4 umpires in the major league games and depending upon the type of teams and league this number can even go up to 6.
There are 11 players in cricket while baseball may have 9 or 10 players depending upon the rules and terms of the league.
Besides these there are also difference in cricket and baseball on the basis of protective gear, field, balls allowed per batsman and others.