Unfair, unsportsmanlike, as in It's not cricket to let him go without notice. This term, in which the sport of cricket is equated with upright behavior, survives in America despite the relative unfamiliarity of the sport there. [Mid-1800s]
20 sports idioms in English. 1. To drop the ball. Origin: Probably baseball, American football or cricket, in which dropping a ball is a serious mistake. When you drop the ball, it means you made a stupid mistake or forgot something really important. In some situations, it also means you have given up before reaching your goal…which is definitely a mistake!
Numbers 1 and 2 open the innings (number 1 faces the first ball), number 3 comes in at the fall of the first wicket, and so on down to number 11, who comes in when nine wickets have fallen. Typically, numbers 1 to 6 are specialist batsmen, the wicketkeeper bats at 7, followed by the specialist bowlers.
Cricket. have a good innings = have a long life / tenure: “I don’t think he would have minded dying at the age of 90. He had a good innings.” be on a sticky wicket = be in a situation that will cause problems: “He’s on a sticky wicket with his legal case.” Other sport idioms
Cricket Slogans and Mottos. Cricket isn’t life or death. It’s much more important. Teamwork makes the dream work! Crick, crick, cricket; don’t throw your wicket. East or West, Cricket is the best! It’s not cricket! By failing to train, you’re training to fail. Keep calm and bat on. One team, one dream. Go big or go home.
Mar 3, 2020 - Idiom of the day: Hit a purple patch Meaning: A period of success or good luck Sentence: 1.Under Dhoni’s captainship, Indian cricket team hit a purple patch and won world championship. 2.The captain wanted at least one of his players to enter a purple patch to win the game.
1. To play for or support, either secretly or openly, the opposing side in a given contest or debate. Refers to cricket and baseball terminology, meaning to be a batter for the other team during a game. While the senator continues to publicly denounce the proposed tax law, many feel that he is really batting for the other team.
FILE - Indian team forms a huddle prior to the start of a cricket match between India and Australia at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on January 19, 2020.
a cricket pitch which has been intentionally prepared in a specific manner in order to gain a competitive advantage for the home team, such as creating a dry, crumbly surface that particularly favours the home team's spin bowlers, or a firm, grassy surface which would favour fast bowlers, or any surface which exacerbates perceived weaknesses in ...