Wicket

What is Wicket?

Wicket is (noun) (in cricket) 1. a set of three sticks put in the ground with two small sticks on top, used as the target The first ball hit his wicket. 2. the main playing area between two sets of these sticks fast wicket a wicket where the ball moves fast off the ground slow wicket a wicket where the ball moves slowly off the ground to be on a sticky wicket to be in an difficult situation (informal.)

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level