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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 ...
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Rules for hat-trick while bowling

I define a hat-trick as "three successes of the same kind". If a bowler bowls a wide ball/dead ball in between consecutive wickets ie, W W Wd W Will it be a hat-trick wicket? What about the ...
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Stumping from fast bowling?

Is it possible to dismiss a batsman by stumping off a fast bowler with the wicket keeper not standing up to the stumps? To be more specific, for stumping a batsman, is it mandatory to keep the ball ...
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What is the maximum runs allowed to take by running between the wickets? [duplicate]

What is the maximum number of runs allowed to take by running between the wickets per ball including overthrows in international cricket? If a batsman doubted that he or his partner didn't get reach ...
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What is the rule for wide ball during reverse hit or switch hit?

It is permitted for a batsman to reverse or switch his bat from right to left or vice versa for getting runs. If they missed the ball means, what is the rule there regarding wide? To be more clear, ...
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Cricket ground specifications

Is it necessary that an International cricket ground should has the boundary line in circle shape?Is it allowed by ICC to make it a square or ellipse or any other? What is the minimum and maximum ...
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What are the roles of vice captain?

Does the Vice captain of a team have any influence in selecting the playing 11 or other activities in international cricket? Or simply, He can give some opinions about all the things in the ...
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Trial ball in international matches

Is there any chance of bowling a trial ball before the start of the innings in international cricket history like street cricket or local cricket matches? Answer if yes: When did they stop this ...
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Is this a run out?

If a batsman hits the ball inside the ground and begins running between the wickets and now the ball is thrown back to the Fielder/Bowler/WK(FBWK) If the FBWK catches the ball in one hand and hits ...
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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 ...