What is T20 Cricket?

T20 is one format of a sport called Cricket.

T20 Cricket & Baseball are very similar sports, so if you are a talented baseball player, you can become a good cricket player.

 Photo: Junil Cho

 Photo: Junil Cho

Photo: Junil Cho

Photo: Junil Cho

In T20 Cricket they bowl (pitch), hit, run (to score), catch and throw and  fielders catch fly balls for an out and they can pick up a ground ball and Run-Out (Throw Out) a batter just like baseball.

In T20 Cricket, your "At Bat" can last for over an hour; if you're good enough and you can hit the ball in a complete 360* circle all around you to score points. Imagine all those foul balls in your career, landing fair.

In T20 Cricket, home runs all score 6 points, ground rule doubles all score 4 points and in one game there may be 20-40 HR's or GRD's and the Bowler (Pitcher) actually has a actual physical target (3 wooden poles, called stumps) to aim at, not just an imaginary "Zone" 

Photo: Junil Cho

Photo: Junil Cho

Photo: Junil Cho

Photo: Junil Cho

In T20 Cricket, everybody hits and everybody fields (plays defense) and our fielders do not wear gloves, but the Wicket Keeper (Catcher) wears gloves & protection. 

T20 Cricket games last for just under 3 hours and can be played during the day, or under lights and is played by International pro Teams, Professional & Franchise domestic Teams, Amateur club Teams, Universities & Schools around the world.

There are professional  T20 Cricket tournaments in  England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, India, West Indies (Caribbean), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe & Pakistan and T20 Cricket Teams rosters use a mixture of local professional players, mixed with some overseas professionals.

Professional T20 Cricket players can play in more than one tournament per year, as they all happen at different times of the year and the T20 Cricket tournaments can be as short as 3-4 weeks, up to around 8 weeks.

Click on a pic to read about Switch Hit 20 in the media below:

The USA has a national cricket team, so you might even get a chance to put on a Team USA jersey if you're good enough.

Think you've got what it takes?