We are halfway through the 2015 Cricket World Cup and I have not even told how excited I am! Well, naturally, as an Aussie myself, I have been following the cricket world cup very closely. I love cricket so I was really happy when the 2015 world cup came around.
So far I think the matches have been great. The excitement of a cricket match on a hot day is so exciting. Cricket is an exciting sport. You have to follow a cricket match very closely in order to properly enjoy the game. It is also a good idea to point out for yourself star players so that you have an idea of what to expect from a match.
Let me share a few tips for beginner cricket fans:
- Cricket is played between two teams of 11 players each
- Teams take turns to bat and field
- The game is divided into periods of play called “innings”. During one inning a team will either bat or field
- The cricket field consists on a pitch on either end of which are two targets called wickets
- Two batsmen on either end of the pitch bat to score points for their team.
Cricket has long been a tradition in Australia and New Zealand. The Australian cricket team has done very well in previous World Cups and ODI’s so it was very exciting to host the World Cup in Australia. What’s more, we play against teams from highly competitive countries such as England, India, and South Africa.
Big teams playing in the Cricket World Cup
But it is not just us Aussies who are crazy about cricket. There are many “cricketing nations”. Some of the best teams in the world are playing in this World Cup:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- West Indies
Enjoy cricket on the reels with the Cricket Star Online Pokie
So you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn earlier this year that Microgaming had designed an online pokie based on cricket. I am talking about the Cricket Star online pokie, a sports themed non-progressive game by Microgaming. Players in both Australia and New Zealand love cricket and pokies so I was thrilled when the release of this game was announced.
In fact I have fuelled my passion for the 2015 World Cup in Australia by playing the Cricket Star online pokie. As a cricket fan, it was wonderful to witness how Microgaming adapted the magic of the game of cricket for the reels. Plus outstanding graphics made the pokie feel real.