Shane Warne on how to play cricket

Cricket star Shane Warne explains the ins and outs of the game to Rosanna and Greg.

- Are you a batsman or a bowler? It's an important decision to make if you want to play cricket. 

The game is played between two teams of 11 players each on a field that has a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch in the center.

The batsman stands in front of the stumps and tries to protect them at all costs.

The bowler tries to hit the stumps.

"It's all about technique," said former cricket star Shane Warne. "A cricket ball is 5.5 ounces. You don't want to get too close to the stumps because when you take your bat back you don't want to hit it (the stump)," said Warne.

Part of the game, involves not playing at all.

"In the traditional form of the game- we're talking about the five-day game -you have two breaks for the whole day. You have a 40 minute break for lunch. After four hours, you get a 20-minute break for tea," said Warne.

The star is among a group of players taking part in an exhibition game at CitiFied in Queens on Saturday.

"We are trying to globalize cricket," said Warne.

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