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Why is Darren Lehmann called 'Boof'

Darren Lehmann has been named the new Australia cricket coach and lots of articles, including Wikipedia, refer to his nickname as 'Boof'. However, I can't seem to find any reason for this nickname or ...
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Rain fall a full day in big matches

What will happen if the rain stops play for the whole day in big matches such as finals played for World Cup or Asia cup or currently being played Champions Trophy. Does the match will be played ...
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How is the net run rate calculated if the match stopped due to rain?

Here we already discussed how the net run rate is calculated. If the match gets stopped due to rain, then how is the NRR calculated? Consider both of these situations: Match stopped due to rain, ...
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Does the maiden over includes extras?

Today, Malinga bowled an over with 4 leg-byes, but it was given a maiden over. Then I searched about that and got the details as, If a bowler delivers a complete over without a run being scored ...
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Which team has gotten the most punishments for slow over rate?

We know that slow over rate is an issue of the fielding team that can be punished by ICC. In June 2012 Misbah ul-Haq got punished (banned for one match) but their players didn't get that. But in May ...
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What is the minimum over-rate?

We can see many times, the captains and the players of the bowling team were suspended for slow over-rates. How the over-rate for a fielding team is calculated? Is it vary between different forms ...
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Run Out without bails

A batsman is Run out if at any time while the ball is in play no part of his bat or person is grounded behind the popping crease and his wicket(bails) is fairly put down by the opposing side. ...
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How far can a fielder go to stop a six?

This is an extension of this question asked earlier. Is there a limit that the fielders cannot cross when taking catches or saving runs for the team? For example, if the batsman hits far enough, ...
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Do all 11 fielders need to be in the field?

I was just wondering if there is a rule about how many fielders need to remain in the ground during a cricket match. Can't the fielding captain argue that we do not the 11th man on the field, for ...
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How the pitch is supporting for fast bowlers or spin bowlers?

I've heard some pitches will support for only fast bowlers and some pitches for spin bowlers. What is the mechanism behind this??How can pitch can support either one?What will be difference in these ...
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What will be the action for a fielder running to catch or field the ball while running towards the boundary?

Suppose that a fielder is running to catch the ball or field the ball and is running towards the boundary. Eventually or willfully the fielder crosses the boundary rope before he is going to touch ...
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How much do IPL players get paid if they don't play all games in a season?

Two players in IPL 6 (2013), Ricky Ponting and Glen Maxwell, were bought in the player auction for large sums (Ponting close to half a million and Maxwell over 1 million dollars). Neither of these ...
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Penalty runs for hitting on to the helmet of the wicket keeper which he is wearing

As the answers here acknowledge that if the ball hits the helmet behind the wicket keeper then 5 runs are given to the batting side as obstructing the field. My question is will the same apply if the ...
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What is the rule when the ball touches both the bat and the batsman's body?

If a ball bowled to a batsman hits the bat first and then hits the pad/any part of the batsman's body, what is the rule on getting runs or boundaries or catch at this situation? If a ball bowled to a ...
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The 100 mph barrier

How many bowlers have broken the 100 mile an hour barrier when bowling in international cricket (ODI and Tests only)?
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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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What issues arise from spot fixing and match fixing in cricket and football?

What are spot fixing and match fixing in cricket and football, and what issues arise from such?
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what actually is considered obstructing the field in cricket

What are the things considered as obstructing the field in cricket, as like the match played between KKR and PWI in which Yusuf Pathan was given out obstructing the field as he pushed the ball with ...
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Who will be considered run-out in this situation in Cricket

See following image. Who is Run-out? A is crossed the crease and B is crossed half of the pitch. Run-out happening in B's side. Then who is out? A or B?
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What is MVP award in IPL?

What is MVP award in IPL? How is it calculated? I see the list of award leaders from here. But I can't understand how is it calculated?
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Sachin Tendulkar's bowling record

In a YouTube video, when I was watching Sachin Tendulkar's feat as a bowler, one of the commentators commented that Sachin holds the record for dismissing Inzamam-ul-haq the most number of times. How ...
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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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Refusal to run after skying the ball

Consider the situation where a run is required off the last ball. The ball is legitimate, and the batsman tries to go for a six, and is caught in the deep. I have seen several instances where this ...
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What happens if the result of match was found wrong after the match day?

Consider a situation where Team A and Team B are playing a cricket match, Team A scored some odd runs (lets assume 250 runs). Team B is chasing the score, while chasing they require 2 runs from a ...
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Is it possible for a bowler to bowl chain overs?

In general, Is it allowed to bowl chain (continuous) overs in international matches? If Yes, How many overs can the bowler bowl continuously? If No, Is it not allowed from the beginning of ...
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Is this a dismissal by hit wicket?

Consider the following situation, A batsman's bat breaks while hitting the ball after which a piece of the bat flies in the air, hits the stumps and the bails fall down. Is this a dismissal by ...
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Origin of the term “Heavy Ball”?

I have often heard commentators describe particular bowlers as having a "heavy ball". By context, this seems to refer to a fast bowler being able to bowl a delivery that seems to impact the bat with ...
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Meaning of the phrase: To drive the ball “on the up”?

I have heard many times cricket commentators referring to players driving the ball 'on the up'. By the context, this is taken to be a difficult and risky thing to do and makes a good shot even better ...
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How the Net RunRate for each team is calculated in IPL?

A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the season, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the ...
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Wide ball stumping off last ball

Last ball, last wicket, 1 run required for the batting side to win the match. Bowler bowls a wide ball and the batsman gets stumped as well. Which team will win considering the given situation?
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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 will happen when the batsman or bowler gets injured in super-over?

Three players from the batting side will be selected to bat in the super-over. If the batting side loses two wickets, their innings will end. One player from the fielding team will be selected ...
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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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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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How much is the fine for arguing with an umpire?

How much is a player fined for arguing with an Umpire? I have heard that it is a percentage of their match fees. Are fines for captains different for such cases? Do umpires register allegations ...
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Other predictive methods than DL

I would like to know if the ICC is considering other predictive methods than orthodox Duckworth-Lewis to arrive at a result in an interrupted cricket match?
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Rules for Orange and Purple Caps in IPL

In IPL, Orange and Purple caps are awarded to the highest run scorer and highest wicket taker. I have three questions on this topic. If more than one player has equal stats (highest runs or ...
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what about a switch bowling action

In the current era of cricket, we see batsmen using switch hits to play a ball. That is, while playing a ball they change their batting side (left to right handed and vice versa) just before the ball ...
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Super over for super over

If the runs scored in a super over by two teams were level, how will the winning side be determined? E.g. Team A scored 10 runs in 6 balls and Team B scored 10 runs in 5/6 balls with two wickets ...
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How are jersey numbers assigned in Cricket?

It is quite normal in international cricket matches(Test/ODI/T20) that players are having a particular Jersey number assigned to them. Some of the famous players such as Ricky Ponting always wears ...
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Are these overthrows 4 or 6?

Consider the third scenario asked in this question, where it has been established that the throw by the first fielder is overthrows. Two fielders are running behind the ball. The first slides, ...
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Is it a boundary or overthrows?

Consider a scenario where a fielder is chasing a ball that is running away to the boundary. He puts in a dive, gets a hand to the ball but it runs over the boundary ropes. The umpire signals a ...
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Left arm Leg Spinner - A term not used. Why?

Why is not a left arm bowler who turns the ball away from left-handed batsman not called a Left arm leg spinner, just like the right arm leg spinner. But the left arm bowler who turns the ball into ...
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What is a backspinner in Cricket?

I have heard the term backspinner in Cricket. What is a backspinner in Cricket? How does the bowler bowl a backspinner and who invented this type of delivery? Couldn't get much information on this ...
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What is the difference between balls in Test and ODI Cricket?

In Test Cricket, the red colored ball is used while in ODI and T20I, the white colored ball is used. What is the difference between these balls(apart from color)? Why are different balls used in ...
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How many times have the team batting first declared innings and then lost the match by innings?

In the recently completed test match of Aus Vs India, Australia lost by an innings even after declaring their first innings. How many times have this happened in Test cricket? Are there any reference ...
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When did Hashim Amla get out for a duck in ODI?

I remember that Hashim Amla was leading the list of ODI batsmen, having played the most matches without a duck. But now, he is not in the list, ie, he got out for a duck (I think it is his only duck ...
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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 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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Hat-trick rules for different match/innings

If a bowler takes wicket in the last ball of an over and takes other two wickets in the first two balls of the next over then it is considered as Hat-trick. But what if a bowler takes last two ...