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Can a batsman get out on the 7th delivery of an over?

I was watching the recent Ashes Series between Australia and English when the umpire Billy Bowden actually allowed an extra ball to be bowled in an over. Even though this was counted (I don't think ...
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Are shoes mandatory while playing cricket?

Are shoes mandatory while playing cricket? No doubt it will be difficult without shoes but I would like to know whether it is mandatory or not. Any idea? Edit: Hundreds of rules are there in Cricket ...
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What is the frequency of overs to introduce a “new” ball? [duplicate]

In ODI and Test they introduce a new ball in between the course of the match,which favours the seamers. What is frequency of overs in test matches for a new ball to be introduced,because it is a ...
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Can the striker be dismissed, Caught, if the ball is deflected off an umpire? [duplicate]

Can the striker be dismissed, Caught, if the ball is deflected off an umpire before that fielder takes the catch?
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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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How does the nature of cricket pitches vary? [duplicate]

In cricket playing countries like Australia, South Africa and England, pitches often are thought to support fast and swing bowling. But in the Asian subcontinent and other countries, pitches are ...
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Why there is no ICC rankings for women's test cricket?

ICC has been conducting test cricket matches for women since 1934. We can also see some recent test matches for women. But, there is no official ICC rankings were provided by ICC for women's test ...
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What happens if the non-striker, holding his gloves, drops one of them and the ball in play touches it?

What happens if the non-striker, holding his gloves, drops one of them and the ball in play touches it?
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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 “Joker card” to be used in IPL?

In IPL 2014, Team owners will be able to use there Joker card. Whatever I have read and searched I found that teams can use joker card at time of auction to retain there previous players playing for ...
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Is there any limitations for the team sqaud count for international cricket match series?

I often see the cricket team squads for a tournament/series contain 15 players. From those 15, playing eleven would be sorted for each match. But, for the India's tour of South Africa 2013, Indian ...
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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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On a no ball, can both batsmen carry the stumps and run forever?

When a bowler oversteps (or in rare cases, has the back foot touching the return crease) during the delivery stride, the umpire usually calls a no ball while the ball is still in play. On hearing this ...
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What is the difference between “retired out” and “retired not out” in cricket?

I have seen the terms on scoreboard like: "retired out" or "retired not out". What does it mean and what is the different between there? Reference: Mohammad Hafeez was retired out in ICC Champions ...
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When should the playing 11 be decided in a cricket match?

I often see a thing in the cricket match broadcast, that the captains are on the pitch with a match official(commentator) and the toss would be done. Then the two captains will talk about the pitch ...
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Is it possible to change the captain in the middle of the match?

In Sachin's farewell's match, I saw a quote in Cricinfo that Dhoni can hand-over the captaincy to Sachin to honour him like he did that for Saurav. I searched about that and yes, it's true that ...
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What is the difference between Doosra and Teesra?

What is the basic difference between Doosra and Teesra? I know off-spinner bowls the other one which is called Doosra but what is Teesra and how is it different to Doosra?
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Curve of a Cricket Bat

If you see a cricket bat side-ways, you will notice a curve below the bottom half of the bat. What's the purpose of that curve and I have seen different curves in different bats. How does this curve ...
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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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Why does an over in Cricket have exactly 6 balls?

Why does an over in Cricket have exactly 6 balls? Any logic behind that?
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Stumped Off A Wide Diamond Duck?

If you are stumped off a wide first delivery you face is it a diamond duck? Because although you have literally faced a ball it won't be recorded as a ball faced because of the wide (as evident here, ...
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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 the longest six in cricket history?

Calculating the distance of the six hit by the batsmen is a new trend. I'd searched for longest six of cricket, some said it's from Shahid Afridi, some said, it's MSD and some saying Yuvi. I would ...
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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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What is Associate Member in Cricket?

I have heard there are some countries in Cricket which are called as Associate countries (or members) So what is Associate member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain?
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Can one bowl a six?

Imagine a very fast bowler. The ball pitches, is missed by the batsman, is missed by the wicket keeper, and flies over the boundary. How much runs/extras? Imagine a very fast bowler. The ball doesn't ...
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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 are the charges/action against sledging in cricket?

Sledging is used to diverse a Player's mind from his game and make him difficult to concentrate on his game which affects its performance in the game. Sledging is used as master weapon by many ...
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Why is Sachin Tendulkar's 200* not considered as carrying the bat?

I would like to know why Sachin's 200 not out in ODI against South Africa is not mentioned in carrying the bat record list of ODIs. I found a question regarding carrying the bat in sports beta and ...
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Is there any term used for multiple hat tricks?

If a bowler takes more than three sequential wickets (say six wickets) in one over, would this be called as two hat-tricks or does this feat, however unlikely, has a different name?
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Is it allowed to wear inner gloves while batting in cricket?

We can see the wicket keepers always wearing inner gloves on field. Is it permitted for a batsman to wear inner gloves while batting in cricket? Is there any batsman wear them in international ...
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Why don't we have free hit in Test Cricket?

Why free hit is not there in the Test Cricket? In Twenty-20 matches, when a bowler bowls no ball (overstepping with front foot or back foot) then next delivery is free hit, but in the Test matches ...
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When did the fifty-overs format for One-day international matches comes in practice?

In the early days of ODI cricket, the number of overs was generally 60 overs per side, and matches were also played with 40, 45 or 55 overs per side, but now it has been uniformly fixed at 50 ...
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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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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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What rules determine whether a player can play for a team in the CLT20?

Most of the current T20 leagues around the world are very new and the playing rosters are typically not settled; players change teams a lot between seasons. In addition, many players play in a lot of ...
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Can a player represent more than one team?

In Champions Leage T20 2013, Kumar Sangakkara chose to play for Kandurata Maroons team, although he is the captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now Kandurata Maroons is out of CLT20. Can Sangakkara now ...
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Who will progress to the semi-final/final in case of equal points? [closed]

I run the stats for a cricket comp, and at the end of the season the point table looks like this: TEAM P W D L FIP BP PTS Ninjas 6 3 1 2 10 6 30 Charger 6 3 0 3 8 6 ...
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When was the first tri-series for cricket held?

Tri-series is a series/tournament with three nations playing for the trophy. When was the first international tri-series for cricket matches held? Which nations participated in it and who was the ...
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Badminton and Cricket

I've been playing badminton for quite some time now and was wondering if my badminton skills help me in the cricket game? Should I be more fit to be a batsman (hand-eye coordination), defending the ...
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Weight training for a strong throwing arm

I'm a 40+ softballer and cricketer. I've always had a "strong arm" in both sports (as well as in baseball), although I'm not muscular or big at all. But, I'm not too happy with my recent long-distance ...
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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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What is “Carry the bat” in Cricket?

I have heard the terminology "Carry the bat" in Cricket. What does it mean? When it is used?
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Match lost because of Umpire's obstruction

Imagine a situation where the batting team needs a boundary to win last ball. If the batsman hits it straight where no fielder is present and it got obstructed by the umpire, what will be in favor of ...
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How does one become a DDCA umpire? [closed]

I want to know the procedure for applying to be a DDCA umpire and also to be a BCCI umpire?
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What reasons might prompt a fielding side to request the ball be exchanged for one of comparable wear?

Occasionally, the fielding side requests (sometimes repeatedly) of the umpires that the ball they are using be changed. This is not the request for a new ball regularly available under Laws 5.3 and ...
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Is a softball-like pitch allowed in cricket?

I've looked into this before and my own findings were that it isn't allowed unless both captains have agreed before the game that underarm bowling is allowed. (I don't like this option, because it ...
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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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What is the difference between googly and doosra spin?

I can see some of the spin bowlers bowl googly and some bowl doosra in international cricket matches. What is the basic difference between googly and doosra spin? How they differ from each other?
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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 ...