“The popularity of cricket is nothing new but these days the women’s cricket team is in the limelight with a vast fan base,” says Thomas N Salzano, a popular cricketer and a sports blogger. The growing interest of the audience and the young generation towards women’s cricket has made the audience more curious to know more about women’s cricket.
One common question that is often put up is “is there any difference between men’s cricket and women’s cricket?”
To answer this question and give you more clarity of the basic difference here is a list of differences shares by Thomas N Salzano:
- The weight of the ball in women’s cricket is between 139.98 to 150.61 grams. Whereas for men’s cricket it is between 155.9 to 163 grams.
- The inner circle of T20s and for the ODIs is 25 yards in women’s cricket. Whereas for men’s cricket it is 30 yards.
- The size of boundaries in women’s cricket is short as compared to men’s cricket. The boundary size of women’s cricket is around 55 to 70 meters whereas in men’s cricket the boundary size is between 65 to 90 meters.
- In women’s cricket for the power play 3, only four players are allowed whereas in men’s cricket the limit is five players.
These are the only differences between men’s and women’s cricket. Thomas N Salzano says this slight difference is created keeping in mind many important points and rules of cricket. In general, the rules remain the same for both the men’s as well as for the women’s cricket but with a slight difference to abide by the rules.