Despite the similarities between the two major sports, there’s no “grand salami time” in cricket, only in baseball.
In cricket there’s a “sticky wicket,” likely the biggest crossover term from the second-most-popular sport in the world, after soccer, estimated to have more than 2 billion fans. At least a dozen channels broadcast matches in India. In colloquial usage, “sticky wicket” means a difficult situation.
In cricket, it refers to a damp pitch that affects how the ball moves.
The pitch in this case is not a player throwing the ball, but a 22-yard-long rectangular area. The pitch is home to the bowler who throws the ball, the stumps (vertical sticks at either end, together called the wicket), the batsman and the wicketkeeper (similar to the…