The game of cricket may seem slow-paced to some, but it does not involve "a bat that the English call a wicket."
It involves a bat that the English call a bat. The wicket is the target at which the bowler aims the ball, and which the batsman tries to protect.
Drake's mistake would be roughly equivalent to an English theater critic referring to baseball as a sport "involving a bat that the Americans call a plate."
\o7 Since no one knows how cricket is played, as a dubious public service we include the following from a famous English dishtowel that aims to explain the inexplicable: