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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?
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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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Cricket stumps that don't need to be pushed into the ground

I'm looking for a set of cricket stumps that don't need to be pushed into the ground or some other way to use the traditional set of cricket stumps on a hard surface such as a tennis court. Anybody ...
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Teaching adult beginners to bowl?

In my indoor cricket team, there are a couple of players who are new to cricket not having played as a child or teenager. They are reasonable athletes and have picked up fielding and batting quickly ...
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Why is Peter Siddle considered to be a Test match specialist? [closed]

Peter Siddle is currently considered to be the leader of the bowling attack in Test matches for Australia, however he is never considered for any limited overs cricket. Is this entirely due to the ...
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What are the reasons that cricket is not included in the Olympics? [closed]

I found online that it was last played in the 1900 Olympics. It hasn't been played since. What are the reasons that cricket is no longer included as an Olympic sport?
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Why Cricket commentators read out score after every over?

I have been noticing from a very long time, Cricket commentators read out score after every over. Why is it so? Is there any historical significance, tragedy or story behind it?
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Highest runs that a batsman can score in an over?

Assuming there are no overthrows and no extras (like no-balls, wide balls, etc), what is the highest a batsman score in an over? UPDATE: If the ball first hits the bat, then the helmet and goes for a ...
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Does the batsman get runs on No ball when the team requires only 1 run to win?

Suppose, A batsman is on strike with 98 runs. The scores are level so the batting team requires only 1 run to win. Now suppose in the next ball, the bowler bowls a No ball and the batsman hits FOUR or ...
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What is the Dew Factor? How does it affect the match?

Recently, during the pre match discussion between India and England in Ranchi, I heard about Dew Factor. They said that Dew Factor will affect the match. Before that I newer heard about it. So what is ...
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Is it a catch/dismissal

Will the batsman be dismissed as caught is each of the below scenario: If the ball hits the arm pad of the batsman and is caught by the fielder. If the ball hits the leg pad first, then hits the bat ...
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Does ICC intend to stop the ICC Champions Trophy?

I've heard that ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will be the last Champions Trophy. Is it true? If yes, what is the reason behind it?
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Who are involved in the team selection process in cricket?

To select the squad for a series, who are involved in it? To select the playing 11 for a match, who are involved in it? that is, who has the most rights to do it?
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When is the new ball due for all forms of cricket?

Is there a standard time fixed in Test, ODI and T20 formats of Cricket, when a fielding side captain can ask for a new ball? If the captain of the fielding side doesn't ask for a new ball, will he be ...
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Is it necessary to appeal for lbw in cricket?

Why is it necessary to appeal for an LBW dismissal when sometimes it is clear that the ball would have gone on to hit the stumps? It is the duty of an umpire to give the decision as OUT when the ball ...
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Is it permissible to wear hand gloves while fielding in cricket?

Is it permissible for a fielder to wear hand gloves while fielding in cricket due to some climate conditions or infections? we can see the football players wearing hand gloves while playing(but they ...
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Minimum number of overs required for D/L Method

What is the minimum number of overs required to bowl in the second innings for applying Duckworth-Lewis Method to find the winning side?
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How does Retired Hurt and Absent Hurt affect career average

If a batsman has retired hurt while batting, will this innings be added as an innings in his statistics (Does it affect his career batting average)? What about the innings count in the case of Absent ...
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Declaring the innings in limited overs cricket

I know that there is no need of declaring a match with limited overs format. Even the world record total has been chased on that day itself. but, My question is, what does the laws of cricket say ...
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Who is the Third Umpire?

For an international cricket match, there should be a TV umpire, a Match referee, and a Reserve umpire along with two umpires on the field, Who is the third umpire of the above? What are the ...
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3-0 wins in Super Over (Bowled out)

Has there been a game in T20I where the game was tied and a team won 3-0 during the subsequent bowl-out? If yes, The game was between which two teams? Who scored hits in the bowl-out? Who missed ...
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Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut?

In International Cricket Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut and give the figures., Example Format : Overs-Runs-Wickets-Economy 10-10-5-2.3 ...
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Man of the Match award for two players

Is it possible to give player of the match award to more than one player, when the stats and performances of more than one player (from the same team) equals the same? If yes, any history for the ...
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What kind of delivery is Nathan Lyon's “Jeff”?

In the recent Test series against South Africa, the Australian right arm off-spinner Nathan Lyon occasionally employed a delivery that spun the other way (away from a right hand batsmen instead of ...
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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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What type of bowlers are these?

In cricket commentary, some bowlers are called 'chinaman bowlers' and some 'orthodox bowlers'. What type of bowlers are these?
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Umpire Decision Review System in cricket

A team has only one review remaining in the Decision Review System (DRS), and a batsman was given out Leg Before Wicket (LBW) and both batsmen were certain that the decision was in error and called ...
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Yellow card and red card in cricket

Yellow and red cards are given in some team sports like rugby,football etc. Is there a practice of issuing these cards in cricket? I heard that Billy Bowden gave yellow card for shane warne, and ...
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Why Day and Night test matches were not played yet? [closed]

Test cricket matches are being played since 19th century. But, Why these test matches are not played under lights(ie, day and night matches). It will increase the audience for test cricket and also ...
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Does the List-A matches include One day internationals

I saw the profiles of Sachin, Ponting, Pietersen and some other international players. All that stats shows that no. of their List-A matches are greater than no of their Odis,this only raised me the ...
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Possible dismissals off a noball, wide ball and free hit

I came to know that a batsman can be stumped out off a wide ball but not off a no-ball (Is it correct?) What are the possibilities to dismiss batsmen, off a noball, a wide ball, a freehit ball and ...
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Number of bouncers per over

How many bouncers are allowed to be bowled in a single over? Can bowlers bowl another bouncer, if another batsman is facing in the same over? What is the limited height for bouncing the ball (neck or ...
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How many warnings will be given for a player?

We know that a batsman or a bowler will be given warning for some activities like running on the pitch, moving from the original fielding position before bowling, starts running before bowling,..etc. ...
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Can a fielder deliberately kick the ball over the boundary rope to keep a batsman on strike?

In this potential situation the batting team has a recognized batsman and a tail ender at the crease, the recognized batsman is facing the last ball of the over and the fielding team therefore would ...
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Playing for another country

Dirk Nannes, a former Netherlands cricketer now plays for the Australian Cricket team. How is it possible for a single player to play for more than one country. What are the rules for such a scenario? ...
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Timed out in cricket

I've learned that Timed out means the batsman takes over 3 minutes to enter the field of play after a wicket falls. Which batsman will be given out for this?(ie, whether the batting team had any ...
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Bowling tactics for a medium pace bowler in Indoor Cricket?

I have played regular cricket for a number of years but am now not able to spend the many hours required on weekends to play. I have instead taken up indoor cricket. To be specific, this is the ...
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Career of a cricketer

I need to clarify some doubts about the career of a cricketer. If a player played for Under-19 international matches, will they be added in his ODI career? If a player played any domestic matches ...
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Two dismissals off a single ball

Is it possible to dismiss both batsmen off the same delivery (i.e., by a catch and a run out)? If the ball touched the lower end of the bat, edged up and touched the bat again, will it be given out? ...
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Result of the game?

Scenario - Final ball of the match and 2 runs are required to win. A fast bowler is bowling to a batsman who is standing one yard outside the popping crease. Bowler bowls a yorker which crushes the ...
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On what basis players and teams are ranked by ICC?

I have noticed that ICC rankings for all forms of cricket are given based on points and rating. How are these points and rating given? I assume that for each and every match, teams and players get ...
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Is it possible to change playing styles in cricket?

Can a player playing as a right hand batsman for a few overs switch to his left hand for rest of his innings? Can a player bowling spin for 2 or 3 balls in a over switch to being a fast bowler in the ...
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What is seedings in grouping the teams in cricket?

I've noticed in the T20 World Cup 2012, that India, Pakistan, Australia and South Africa were placed in the same group for the Super8 stage. All these teams have won all the league matches in the ...
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How are IPL players paid?

In the Indian Premier League, the players are auctioned to the different teams and their salaries depends on the auction amount. But who pays them, does the IPL administration pay them or do the team ...
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Why are left arm spinners called differently?

Right arm spinners are either off spinners or leg spinners. But left arm spinners are refered to as chinaman and orthodox. They are never refered to as off spinners or leg spinners. Why are left arm ...
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Does the Duckworth–Lewis method work correctly for all matches?

D/L method is commonly used for limited over matches. Does it work fine? The opening players didn't know it would rain that day, so they defend to stand for 20 to 25 overs; then how is it correct for ...
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Cricket bat with bent handle?

About 10 years ago, I read an article in (possibly) the now defunct Cricket Talk magazine, about a guy in Australia who built cricket bats with bent handles. The bent handle helped keep the ball down ...
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Cricket Bat Specifications

Are there any restrictions for the height and width of the blade and handle of a cricket bat. I noticed that some players are using bats with short blades(Mongoose).
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Are LBW rules different in different formats of cricket?

I have always seen reviews checking for Pitched In Line during Tests but not in One Day Matches. Is that my imagination or is it correct? If they are indeed different, what are the differences?
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Would a catch that rebounded off a flying bird be a fair catch in Cricket?

Lets say a batsman hits a shot and in midway it hits a bird in the air and then as soon as it hits the bird, the ball starts falling down and is caught by a fielder, will the batsman be given out? I ...