Cricket is a game played by two teams of 11 players per side. Each team is aiming to score more runs than the opposition and depending on the form of the game, will have either one of two attempts (innings) to do so.
Two umpires take charge of the match on the field of play and communicate their decisions to players and scorers by using a number of signals. For international matches, a third umpire is also on hand to adjudge close decisions such as run outs, stumpings and referrals.
The most specialised position in the field is the wicket-keeper. They are required to stand behind the stumps at all times, fielding the ball both from the bowler and the fielders. They are allowed to wear padded gloves and will often help the captain and bowler set fields.
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