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Cricket bowling versus baseball pitching speed?

How do cricket bowlers deliver the ball at generally same speed as baseball pitchers inspite of a run up? How much do the following factors play in: different balls (is the baseball more aerodynamic ...
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Why do bowlers go so near the crease?

Going so near the crease makes no-balls more likely. Disadvantages : A penalty run is given away. Maybe more runs if the batsman can hit it. Maybe more runs in the next penalty ball. In 20-20 format, ...
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Both batsmen getting out on the same delivery? [duplicate]

Is there a legitimate situation where both batsmen at the crease could get out on the same ball? Perhaps something like one batsmen gets caught out and another gets out for obstructing the field ...
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Stumping from long on?

Does it count as a stumping only when the bails are removed with the batsman out of his crease only if he has missed hitting the delivery? Is it a run out or is a stumping if he edges it just short ...
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Can a batsman stand to face a delivery from behind the wickets instead of in front?

Are there any rules preventing a batsman from facing a delivery and positioning himself behind the stumps instead of in front?
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How many hours does a World Cup Cricket match usually last?

The Cricket World Cup Final is tonight (3/28/2015) and it's starting at about 10:30pm central time in the United States. At about what time will it finish? I typically go to bed early and get up ...
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Why are teams required to submit their batting order before the start of play?

As per laws of the game, a team can send their batsmen to bat in any order. Why then are teams asked to submit the batting order before start of the game? See the team nomination forms tweeted by ...
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What is Umpire's Call in a DRS review? [duplicate]

This question is particularly about "Umpire's Call". The linked question doesn't provide any information about umpire call. When a decision is reviewed in the Decision Review System (DRS) we can ...
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Cricket Free Hit rule [duplicate]

My question is that if on a FREE HIT a batsman gets and inside edge and ball hits the stumps, can he take runs on that ball?
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In cricket, How pitch can decide match result? [closed]

In cricket, How pitch can decide match result? we all know match result depends on player's performance.
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In the Cricket and Soccer/Non-American Football World Cup, why do the players lead children during the beginning? [duplicate]

The title says it all, really. In the world cups for different sports, the player lead children on the field. Why?
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In cricket, Why wides are not considered in test matches, but no ball are considered?

In cricket, Why wides are not considered in test matches, but no ball are considered?
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In cricket, in UDRS screen, if the ball hits the wicket, then why is not out still given?

In cricket, in UDRS screen, if the ball hits the wicket, then why is not out still given? I saw this situation so many times happened; bowler appealed for UDRS for LBW, in UDRS it shows ball hits the ...
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In cricket, Why crowd comes to the ground after completion of innings, but now they wont?

After 1983 World cup, players ran away from the pitch. In cricket, Why crowd comes to the ground after completion of innings, but now they wont?
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In cricket ground, What is that blackboard situated at every straight boundary?

In cricket ground, What is that blackboard situated at every straight boundary? sometime batman orders to move blackboard.
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Why Stump out is wicket for bowler, then why Run out is not wicket to bowler?

Why Stump out is wicket for bowler, then why Run out is not wicket to bowler? In both cases, Batsman should be in crease.
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Why Cricket Uniform has full pants, even though player need to run?

Why do Cricket Uniforms have full pants, even though players need to run? Football players wear shorts presumably to help them run more easily.
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Why are multiple wides not considered as a bye plus wides?

If a wide ball runs away to the boundary, it's considered as 5 wides, rather than 1 wide plus 4 byes. Is there a reason for this breakdown of the extra runs?
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Why is the margin when the chasing team wins measured in wickets?

Why is it that when the chasing team wins, they are said to win by the number of wickets remaining? What is the relevance of this? You could have 10 wickets remaining and reached the target on the ...
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Minimum overs required even if team reached the target in Duckworth–Lewis rule?

In ODI cricket, Minimum 20 overs to be bowled to use Duckworth–Lewis rule. But my question is even if chasing team scored the D/L 20 over par score target in just 10 or 15 overs, will it be mandatory ...
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Does a team stop batting if it cannot win?

In last night's Scotland-Sri Lanka match, Scotland lost their last wicket after 43.1 overs, 363/9 to 215/10 (43.1). At that point, averaging just under 5 runs per over, Scotland would have reached a ...
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Why is the Third Man fielding position in Cricket called “Third Man”?

As a cricket fan from India, I mostly know about everything there is to know about cricket. Except why a fielding position, Third Man, located behind the batsman on the right side(off side) near the ...
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What happens if the ball is hit onto the non-striker's wicket?

I am an American so please forgive me for being unfamiliar with the rules of cricket, but I like the game. What happens if the batsman strikes the ball straight back up the field and it takes down ...
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Scoring runs in a single ball

If a batsman hits a ball and the players keep running after 4 runs scored still the ball not reached the boundary. No over throw is considered. Whether all the runs will be included in batsman ...
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What is the actual science behind the new-gen technologies namely Snicko & Hotspot?

Well, jus like any other Indian, I also happen to be a big cricket fan! Getting straight to the point here, I just want to know something in detail about the super cool technologies namely the 'Snicko ...
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Is batsman allowed to “score” leg byes by kicking the ball while pretending to hit it with the bat?

If the ball strikes the striker's person, any runs scored are credited as leg bye extras provided that the striker was either attempting a shot or trying to avoid getting hurt. For balls whose ...
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Hit wicket and Run

Case 1) Batsman hits the ball, gets out hit wicket and ball crosses the boundary. Will the runs be considered or not? Case 2) Batsman did not hit the ball, gets out hit wicket and the ball crosses ...
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Ball hitting helmet - change of strike?

It's the last ball of the over. The ball hits the helmet kept behind the keeper. 5 runs will be awarded, but my question here is, will the same batsman face the first ball of the next over?
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Lowest score that has never scored by a batsman in an innings?

What is the lowest score that has never been scored by a batsman in an innings? For instance, there is no player who has ever scored an 82 in T20Is. Is there a further lower score that has never been ...
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Purposely not getting a batsman out?

If the fielding team notices that one of the batsmen on the batting team is having a bad day, will they give up a chance at taking a wicket in order to keep him on the field? For example, if the ...
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What is the line marked at the first slip for the spinner?

What is the line marked at the first slip for the spinner? There is a light green grass at the end of pitch where the first slip for spin bowler stands or an umpire stands.I want to know why that ...
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how many overthrow can be done?

how many overthrow can be done? If a fielding team do overthrow 2-3 times and the batsman take many runs in that, do the umpire interfere and declare ball dead so that no extra overthrow can be done ...
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why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete?

why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete? It is written in rules that the area reserved for slips need not to be demarcated since the slips can go further deep in undemarcated area for fast bowler. So ...
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why do a bowler use a white marker disc?

why do a bowler use a white marker disc? I have seen that a bowler put a white disc on ground before taking run ups.So why do they use it?
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Is there any rule of lbw which consider 2.5 meter?

Is there any rule of lbw which consider 2.5 meter? I have read the rule about the lbw but there is nothing stating that rule. But there is an instant in world cup 2011 in a match of india where I saw ...
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What if a fielder stand on 30 yard circle?

What if a fielder stand on 30 yard circle? Is he called an infielder or outfielder. I have also seen that some player also stand some steps outside of 30 yard circle. So if do not walks inside thd ...
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Why a pitch has extra pitches on both its sides?

Why a pitch has extra pitches on both its sides? There are always 2-3 pitches on one side. And they are always covered with grass.
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In which game was a limited overs innings declared to prevent an opponent from qualifying?

I recall reading about a limited overs tournament, in which if teams had equal points after the the league stage, the qualification for next round would be based on batting run rate only (or maybe, it ...
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What if a player plays the ball with back surface of the bat?

If a player hits the ball with the back surface of the bat, is he given out, considering that the back of the bat is not flat? I have seen Kevin Pietersen play the switch hit, but he turns his bat ...
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Can fielding side stall the game by not chasing the ball in play?

Suppose 3rd innings of a Test match is in progress. The batting side has piled on a heap of runs. The fielding side has little success in getting wickets and they are only hoping for a declaration to ...
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Can i place slip in a wave like pattern? [duplicate]

Can i place slip in a wave like pattern? Can i place first slip ahead of keeper towards batsman instead of behind the keeper? I have not seen these types of fieldings.
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Why is the cricket pitch made larger than 22 yards?

Why is the pitch made larger than the playing area, which is 22 yards? The pitch is made an extra 122 cm past 22 yards for the return crease. After the return crease it is also extended to a green ...
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Can I place fielders whereever i want?

Can i place more than 2 midoffs or 3-4 silly points in cricket? I have seen no match with such fieldings? But there are no rules against it.
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Why chasing team allowed to bat first in super over?

Super Over is the concept introduced in the T20 leagues to decide the winner of a tied game. It is basically a one over match with only two allowed wickets to the batting side. Why is it that the ...
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Fielder tosses the ball after legitimate catch. What's the minimum time a fielder needs to hold the ball after the catch is taken?

Sometimes in cricket a fielder immediately tosses the ball after legitimately catching it. Batsmen generally are out in such cases and I haven't yet seen anyone objecting to it. Is there a min ...
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A fielder took the catch and made two steps backward and made contact with the boundary rope

A fielder took the catch and made two steps backward and made contact with the boundary rope. Will it be declared as a six or four?
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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?