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Can DRS be used to challenge which batsman was run out?

This could be a "hilarious" use of the Decision Review System, but nonetheless I want to know if it is possible. Suppose both the batsmen run to the same end (mix-up, as commentators like to call ...
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Is 100 the maximum possible batting average?

I know nothing about cricket, I'm just trying to understand what "batting average" means. By checking this table, I noticed that the batting average can be calculated by Ave = Runs/(Innings - N.O.). ...
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Visual technique for fielding at point or cover

When fielding at point or cover, should I focus my eyes on the batsman and try to pick the ball up when it enters my visual field as it's been hit; or should I look at the bowler as he runs up and ...
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How many times in Cricket Test Match have scored Four runs by running across the Wicket. Not as Boundaries?

Also which Team scored Fours runs in a delivery by running the most time. and who all are the players scored the same for most times..
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Declaring innings after the pitch is rolled?

In a Test match, the pitch is rolled at the start of each day's play. When the ground provides multiple rollers, the captain of the side currently batting has the choice of rollers. Captains use ...
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How does the Sidearm™ cricket ball thrower work?

I have seen the videos where Graham Gooch is able to do easy throwdowns for batting practice - fast deliveries, slower ones, off-spinners, leg-spinners. Can you tell me how and when the ball is ...
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Why does anyone choose to bat first?

In baseball, which I grew up with, it's always considered an advantage to bat second. In cricket I'd expect this to be even more true, because in addition to knowing what your target is when batting, ...
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Where does the term 'Castled' come from?

So you often hear when a bowler bowls a batsman that "he has castled him". Where does this term originate from and how has it come to be used in Cricket? I found an example in commentary. ...
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what is procedure to become a cricket umpire in state level? [closed]

I want to know what's the procedure to become a state level Cricket Umpire? please explain starting from the grass root Steps.
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First-class cricketer who played before WW 1 and after WW2

I remember someone asking me about this. Is there any first-class cricketer who played before WW1 and after WW2 ?
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Can you be caught out if the bat slips from your hands?

If the bat slips from the batsman's hands, and the ball touches the bat, and is then caught by a fielder, should the batsman be given out?
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Which player had the longest professional career?

Which player had the longest professional career, in terms of years? For example, Sachin Tendulkar played cricket professionally for 24 years. Are there any players (across all professional sports) ...
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Can a hat-trick be separated by a maiden over?

In the game of cricket, if one bowler gets two wickets with the last two balls of one over, then in their next over bowl a maiden, and then in their third over take a wicket with the very first ball, ...
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How many times a batsman can stop a bowler while he starts bowling the ball in Cricket? Is there any hard rule/limitation for the batsman?

I saw so many times that a batsman stopped the bowler while he is coming to bowl the ball. After he raises his hand bowler stops bowling that ball and he will go back and bowl again. It’s a usual ...
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why is 2/222 called Richie benaud score?

I came to know 2/222 is called Richie Benaud score. Why is it so? Does it have anything to do with his commentary?
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How many runs can a player score in 50 over match? [closed]

How many runs can a single player score in one day match (50 overs/300balls)? No 'no balls', no wides, no extras, and no overthrows. And one more last condition: they cannot run more than 3 for any ...
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Can a batsman be stumped by anyone other than a wicket keeper?

Does it become a run out if other fielders do it, or is it still a stumping if the batsman gets down the pitch and for some reason the keeper doesn't collect it but let's say the slip fielder collects ...
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How do pro baseball (or cricket) players decide who should catch a fly ball?

In baseball, it often happens that a fly ball is hit where two or more fielders would have a chance to catch it. In that case, the fielders have to agree as to who will make the catch. If they ...
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Hit wicket and sixer

Suppose a batsman clobbers a ball out of the park and while the ball is in the air inside the boundary, he falls onto his wicket and is out. Shortly after the ball crosses over and falls outside the ...
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IS atul sharma world's fastest bowler?

In 2009, some news came that atul sharma is worlds fastest bowler. Rajastan Royals picked him to their squad. So i just wanted to know that is it a fake news?? He hasn't played even a single ...
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Why two new balls in One Day Internationals?

Why two new balls in One Day Internationals? Ground is getting smaller [true]. Bats are becoming powerful [true]. I don't seem to get the argument of two new balls helping the bowlers. Ideally, new ...
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Name of an old tv show

There was an old program on ESPN/Star Sports. In this show, international cricketers used to participate in different small tasks like hitting the ball from bowling machine to the area marked on the ...
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If the bat slips from the batsman's hand while he/she is outside the crease then is the batsman out?

Let's suppose a batsman comes out of the crease and tries to hit the ball and loses grip on the bat and the bat flies and the batsman is outside the crease? Is this out? If yes, who gets the wicket? ...
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Is it a good technique or a bad technique to shuffle while batting?

I want to know from coaching perspective - Is it good to shuffle after the ball lands on the pitch? For right hand batsman - it's moving the right leg to reach the ball and for left handers it's left ...
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Why are runouts not recorded in cricket?

In international cricket, the number of catches taken by a player is recorded, but not the number of runouts effected by a player, even though effecting a runout is as important as taking a catch. Is ...
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Maximum runs scored in an inning by a batsman

What are the maximum runs scored in an inning of 50 overs by 1 batsman?
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Why there is a match for third place in football but not in cricket? [closed]

Why there is a match to decide third place between the losing semi-finalists in football, but not in cricket?
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How to Calculate Batting Index and Bowling Index?

I was wishing to understand the formula to use to calculate the Batting Index and Bowling Index in Cricket. This is for limited overs cricket (50 overs) for my club players
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Is considered a bouncer if a batsman hits it?

Suppose a bowler bowls a shoulder height ball at the batsman and the batsman hits a four or gets out. Can the ball be called as a bouncer?
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Criteria for Man of The Match in Cricket

Is there any specific criteria for giving man of the match award? Are there any hard rules that it should be given to performance from winning team even when loosing side holds a significant ...
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What does the batting strike rate signify?

If player has batting strike rate of 300 what does that mean? If bowler has strike rate of 20 then we say he has taken 20 balls to take a wicket. what can we say in case of batsmen?
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How does the slope at Lord's aid swing bowling?

I have heard that the slope at Lord's runs down from Nursery end (media centre) to the Pavilion end with a height of around 8 feet. Wikipedia mentions that the slope aids in-swing from one end and ...
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Ball tampering in cricket

What is "ball tampering" in cricket? How can we say ball is tampered? Any punishments for tampering? Can somebody list the name of players who were punished?
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How the cricket ball's swing measured instantly?

In the recent test series between India and England, Star Sports, which is the official broadcaster in the Indian sub-continent, showed a new graphics after each ball is bowled. It was the amount of ...
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Can a batsman be run out after the ball is dead?

Can a batsman be run out after an umpire signals over? My friend was batting outside the crease, and the ball went to a fielder. He was not taking a run. The umpire called Over and my friend went to ...
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What is use of old cricket ball?

When umpire change the cricket ball, was the old ball thrown as waste or keep for reuse?
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Why does first slip stand further back than the other slip fielders?

I have noticed in the slip area, where first slip stands way back from keeper and rest of the other slips like here: Image source: Wikipedia.org Why it is so? Eventually some times ball bounces in ...
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Calculation of runs after the umpire decision gets reviewed

During the last match between Sri Lanka and South Africa. Jayawardane was given out as LBW and the ball went for boundary after got hit the pads. The batsman reviewed it. The decision was reversed, ...
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Is World XI a full member of ICC

Is World XI team a full member of ICC like Australia, South Africa? Is its match considered international or domestic? Would the wickets,catches,runs etc scored by a player in World XI team be ...
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Bad light issue in ODI Cricket

We know that the bad-light issue in cricket is always happening in test matches to finish that day's game. Since, the traditional cherry or the red leather ball is harder to pick under lights. But, ...
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How do you compare the performance of wicket keepers?

Given two wicket keepers, how would you compare which one was better? With bowlers you can use statistics like number of wickets taken and with batsmen, you can use number of runs scored but with ...
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Change of strike in case of batsman is bowled?

Our bowler banged it in short of length, in line with the off stump, and the batsman swings across the line sending the ball straight up over the pitch. Both batsmen immediately set off for the run ...
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How to check if the bowler is throwing instead of bowling in cricket?

How to check if the bowler is throwing instead of bowling in cricket? Is there any technology for checking throw bowling in cricket?
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What is the length of a cricket bail?

What is the length of a cricket Bail? How many types of Bail are there in cricket? How many length of Bails in cricket?
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What will happen if an umpire get injured in a cricket match?

If a player gets injured in a match, there are substitutes to replace. What about umpires? I saw a news in BBC site dated 5 July 2009 that, An old umpire of aged 72 got died after being hit on ...
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Man of the series award for two players from same team

From this post, it's clear that more than one player can get the player of the series award in cricket. From this post, it's clear that more than one player can get the player of the match award that ...
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Which word is used for 4 wickets in 4 balls? Question about 4 in 4 not multiple hat-trick [duplicate]

Which word is used when bowler takes 4 continuous wickets in 4 balls? (such as hat-rick for 3 wickets in 3 balls)
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What makes a cricket bowling action illegal?

Recently during the IPL-7, during the last match before the qualifiers between MI and RR, Kevon Cooper (RR bowler) was thought to bowl with an illegal bowling action. What are the criteria for bowling ...
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Clarifications about Hashim Amla

I need to clarify the below two things about the South African Test Captain Hashim Amla. He is being fined 500$ per month for not wearing Castle Logo in his jersey. He was fasting during ...
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Who decides the venue for ODI matches?

Who decides the match venue of One Day International cricket matches: ICC or the Country cricket boards?