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Mongoose bat, why don't we play test cricket with it?

I saw some matches when batsman were using Mongoose bats, but why they dont use it ODI and test. And what difference it makes in cricket?
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What is Fair Play Award?

Fair Play awards are given every year in IPL. Generally, What is Fair Play award? Other than Cricket, in which sport is this award given? In Cricket, Is this award given in any other ...
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What is the maximum number of overs allowed to bowl in a single day of a test match?

Minimum number of overs allowed per day in a test cricket match is 90. What is the maximum number of overs allowed to bowl? If 2 or 3 more overs required to win the match means, who will decide ...
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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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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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Why has India been refusing DRS (Decision review system) in Cricket?

What is the reason behind the refusal of the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) to accept DRS in cricket, while on the other hand most other major teams favour it?
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What is meant by a “fast outfield”?

They always say in commentary that the outfield is very fast? what does it exactly mean?
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What is the rule for LBW in case of a switch hit?

How does the rule change when the batsmen attempts a switch hit. Can the umpire rule out if the ball is pitching outside leg stump and then hits the batsman in line with the stumps? By outside leg ...
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What is an “over” in cricket?

I am from America. I have a limited understanding of how cricket works. I can guess most of the rules by watching the game but the question today is, What is the technical definition of an "over"?
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Can a batsman be run out if he jumps to avoid the ball?

If a batsman successfully completes a run but then jumps to avoid the ball, and the ball then hits the stumps while the batsman is in the air, is the batsman out?
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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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Man of the series award for two players

I read a post about sharing the man of the match award between two players. Is there any instance happened in cricket history that the player of the series award got shared? If yes, please provide ...
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Missing the sponsor logo on chest

Yesterday, while watching the Asia cup match between India VS Bangladesh I noticed a thing that the Shirts worn by Indian team players didn't had any sponsors logo on the chest portion. Even though ...
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How the strike rate is calculated if the bowler has not taken any wicket?

If a Bowler has bowled 100 balls in his career and has taken 0 wickets, then what is his bowling strike rate?
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Will batsman be run out if the ball ricochets off short leg/silly point fielder *before* he can play at it?

Consider a typical situation when a batsman steps out of the crease against a spin bowler to play an attacking shot. However, the ball turns very sharply (due to pitching into a footmark/crack and/or ...
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Why are cricket bats only made from certain types of trees?

I often hear people mention the bat made out of English Willow. Why are certain types of trees prefered?
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If a batsman get bowled on free hit and ball goes to boundary, will 4 runs be added or not?

If a batsman get bowled on free hit and ball goes to boundary, will four runs be added or not? Is there any rule about this?
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What food are the players served in a break?

What food are the players served with, during a test match? I am asking this since they have to play game for 3-4 hours from the lunch time as well.
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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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Difference between leg-spin & flipper

What is the difference between Leg spinner's leg-spin & Flipper?
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Trouble with bowling

I am a medium fast bowler and was able to bowl with good line and length with some swing but due to gap in playing cricket I am not able to bowl and all of my balls are either going above the head of ...
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Is it a runout if both the batsmen have reached the same end and at the same end the stump is broken?

The situation is as below: -------|---------------------------- | stump |batsmen2 broken|batsmen1 here | -------|---------------------------- Is it a runout in the above situation?
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In cricket why the inner circle is of 30 yards only? And how does it affect power-play?

I want to know why the inner circle in limited overs cricket is drawn 30 yards from the wickets. Is there any logic behind it, or is that just the way it is? How does this work during power-plays? ...
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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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Split in Cricket Bat - How Bad Is This?

I am just wondering how much of a different small splits/cracks in the of a cricket bat makes? I shall add a few photos of the cracks. The splits aren't very large, and I was wondering if they need ...
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Differences between 20/20 cricket and Test cricket

There seems to be a lot of cricket fans on this site so I was wondering can anyone explain the major differences between 20/20 cricket and test cricket? I was reading an article recently where a ...
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Who will take the strike if the striker is run out on the last ball of the over?

What will happen in cricket in case of last ball run out scenario of the striker? Which batsmen will face the first ball of the next over?
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Dismiss 10 players in an over in unique ways without conceding a run

I read a problem in the newspaper around 10 years back. Here is the problem Team A scored 250 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. Team B was 250 for 0 in 49 overs. Eventually Team A won the match by ...
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What is the meaning of “Duckworth–Lewis method” in Cricket?

What is the meaning of "Duckworth–Lewis method" in Cricket? Sometimes the team that would appear to be winning loses the match because of this rule. Why?
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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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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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How many overs are required to bowl to avoid reserve day in the final of World T20 2014?

How many overs are required to bowl to avoid reserve day in the final of World T20 2014? I see a day reserve day in Cricinfo fixtures.
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Why a reduced over match is considered an ODI match?

We see matches are reduced to certain amount of overs due to bad whether conditions like rain, bad lights etc. For example the rain affected the match between IND vs ENG in Champions Trophy final was ...
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What is Affiliate Member in Cricket?

What is Affiliate Member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain? How can they considered as a Associate Member?
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Order of using technologies during Cricket's review

In cricket, during wicket review by third-umpire in Ashes 2013, the following technologies are used: 1.Hot Spot 2.Hawk eye prediction 3.Snicko Meter Is there any order in using these systems. I ...
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How does Hawk-Eye differ in tennis & cricket in terms of technology & philosophy?

What is the difference in terms of accuracy of Hawk-Eye technology when it comes to cricket and tennis? The tennis authorities throughout the world (except for the French Open and some clay court ...
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Who has the right of way in this case: a fielding bowler or a batsman in his/her regular path?

The striker hits the ball forwards, very slightly to off, but mostly up. The bowler makes his/her way towards the area where the ball will land in order to catch it (before it lands). The non-striker ...
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Sequence of national/team flags on cricket ground

In every cricket match there are flags which are placed around the edge of the cricket stadium as shown in the figure. I think it is done for all the sports played (though not sure about it). My ...
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Rules about the contribution in super over on statistics

Do the contribution of players in super over influence their statistics? The runs scored, wickets taken, catches, run-outs, stumping... in super over Will they be added to their career ...
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Is there any match stopped while playing in the cricket history?

A cricket match can be stopped while playing due to weather conditions(rain) or bad light before getting the result. I would like to know, Is there any international match that stopped before ...
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What does “TON” indicate on cricket bat?

I have seen "TON" written on lots of cricket bats like these*: (click to zoom) What does it actually indicate? Is it a brand name? or a symbol of approved bat by ICC? or it indicates that a ...
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Is it allowed to play a cricket match without positioning any fielder as a wicket keeper?

In a cricket match , there are total 11 players which we called as playing eleven who will be there fielding and batting for a side. There are different positions on which the fielders can be placed ...
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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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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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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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10 wickets in an innings in international matches

Jim Laker and Anil Kumble are the only 2 players who have taken 10 wickets in an innings in Test matches. Is there any other bowler who has taken 10 wickets in an innings in any kind of international ...
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Hit wicket or not?

A batsman while facing a spin bowler is coming down the track, misses the ball and tries to make it back to the crease. The wicket-keeper fumbles and hence delays stumping the batsman. Meanwhile, the ...
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What is the procedure to become a Cricket Umpire?

In cricket how does someone become an umpire at international level? Is there some procedure for this? How are they selected and what is the criteria for this?
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Infinite strike rate

Debut match of the player, he faces the last ball of the inning when his team requires 6 runs to win. He hits the last ball for a six, its called a no-ball by the umpire. What will be the strike rate ...
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Why do batsmen in T20 matches sit close to the boundary, instead of sitting in the dressing room?

Why do batsmen in T20 matches sit close to the boundary, instead of sitting in the dressing room? Is there any logic behind it? Or this is just a rule?