Cricket tennis ball is a type of ball used in the game of cricket, particularly in informal or tournament settings. It is made of rubber and covered with felt.
Cricket tennis ball is less dangerous than a hard leather ball (season ball) and can be played on any surface. It is also used in training sessions for beginners or intermediates, as it helps them to develop their skills without the fear of getting injured. Since tennis balls are soft and less likely to cause injuries, it is safer. However, it is important to note that cricket tennis ball should not be used in formal matches, as it does not provide the same level of bounce, swing, or spin as a leather ball, and can affect the performance of players who are used to playing with a leather ball.
There are two types of tennis balls - hard/heavy and soft/light. Heavy ball is generally used for over arm and weighs approximately 125 grams, while light ball is generally used for under arm and weighs approximately 72 grams.
Cricket is popular in South Asian countries that play cricket, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. South Asian emigrants in the United States, Poland, and Canada as well as those living in Middle Eastern nations including the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia also play it.