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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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Strike rotation in cricket [duplicate]

If the batsman hits the ball to the keepers helmet which is placed behind the keeper,( which gives 5 runs,) for the last ball of the over then rotation of the strike involves or not?????
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Will batsman caught out if ball touches body first? [duplicate]

If ball touches body first then bat and caught, will batsman be considered out?
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Batsman stopping the ball hitting his wicket.

Is the batsman out if a) he deflects the ball away from his wicket after playing it. i.e. with bat, foot etc to avoid being 'played on' b) if he, when out of his crease, 'accidentally' stopped the ...
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Clarifications about Hashim Amla

I need to clarify the below two things about the South African Test Captain Hashim Amla. He is being fined 500$ per month for not wearing Castle Logo in his jersey. He was fasting during ...
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Who decides the venue for ODI matches?

Who decides the match venue of One Day International cricket matches: ICC or the Country cricket boards?
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How does the LED stumps help in Cricket?

In recent matches I can see that LED stumps are used in twenty twenty world cup. Heard that it is very costly. Why do they use that? Does it help for anything or only for fun?
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What are the things that Law of cricket permits but ICC Outlawed? [closed]

For example, there is a set of rules in laws of cricket for using By-runners for batsmen. But, later Icc disallowed the runners from international matches. Like this, is there any other things that ...
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Declaring Man of The Match and Man of the Series/Tournament Award

Who holds the decision to declare Man of the Match/Man of the Series/ Tournament award? Some sources say that it is decided by commentators and former cricket players. How the Man of the ...
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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 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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Do the laws of cricket allow running on the last ball, even after winning?

Say, teamA score is 368 (369 to win), and teamB is batting at 368 (or 366). One run (or 3 runs) will make them win. The batsman hits the ball for a six, so score is 374 (or 372) which is more than the ...
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Is a ball which spins significantly and misses leg stump a wide?

If a cricket ball pitches outside off stump, but then turns so sharply that it misses leg stump, is it is a wide ball or not?
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How do national teams get status to play in test cricket by ICC?

The all teams playing in ODI & T20 cricket are not able to play test cricket. so, which conditions as per ICC norms are to be fulfilled by national team/board to get the status of test playing ...
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Why is the Third Man fielding position in Cricket called “Third Man”?

As a cricket fan from India, I mostly know about everything there is to know about cricket. Except why a fielding position, Third Man, located behind the batsman on the right side(off side) near the ...
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Visual technique for fielding at point or cover

When fielding at point or cover, should I focus my eyes on the batsman and try to pick the ball up when it enters my visual field as it's been hit; or should I look at the bowler as he runs up and ...
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Declaring innings after the pitch is rolled?

In a Test match, the pitch is rolled at the start of each day's play. When the ground provides multiple rollers, the captain of the side currently batting has the choice of rollers. Captains use ...
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How does the Sidearm™ cricket ball thrower work?

I have seen the videos where Graham Gooch is able to do easy throwdowns for batting practice - fast deliveries, slower ones, off-spinners, leg-spinners. Can you tell me how and when the ball is ...
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First-class cricketer who played before WW 1 and after WW2

I remember someone asking me about this. Is there any first-class cricketer who played before WW1 and after WW2 ?
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Bad light issue in ODI Cricket

We know that the bad-light issue in cricket is always happening in test matches to finish that day's game. Since, the traditional cherry or the red leather ball is harder to pick under lights. But, ...
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How do you compare the performance of wicket keepers?

Given two wicket keepers, how would you compare which one was better? With bowlers you can use statistics like number of wickets taken and with batsmen, you can use number of runs scored but with ...
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Can batsman hit the ball after the ball cross the stumps?

Can the batsman hit the ball after the ball crossed the stumps?
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What are the reserve days for play off matches of IPL7?

In this post, it was reported that the reserve day for first playoff match is May 28. What are the reserve days for the second and third playoff matches of IPL7?
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Who will enter into the final in case of rain in first qualifier?

What happens if it rains in the first qualifier in IPL 2014 match between KKR and KXIP? Who will enter into the final? On what basis?
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When was the First T20 match played?

When was the first T-20 match played?
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Why are the bails taken-off from the stumps?

Why are the bails taken-off from the stumps at the break time & end of the day of a Test-match?
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First Maiden Over in T20 Cricket

I want to know Who bowled the first Maiden Over in T20 (Twenty over match) cricket.
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Wide Ball rule being neglected

When a ball is outside the wide line on the off side or outside the leg stump on the leg side of the batsman, it is given as a wide ball. But now-a-days (especially in T20 matches), if the ball is ...
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Slow Left arm bowler vs Left Handed Batsman

I know the fact that slow left arm bowler is always easier for left handed batsman. I have seen several matches, captain won't give chance for slow left arm bowlers to bowl against left handed ...
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Who was the man of the series for the India vs New Zealand test match series 2014?

I want to know who got the man of the series award for the India vs New Zealand test match series 2014. I can't find that in cricinfo.
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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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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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What does it mean when a scorecard mentions 3.6 in the Overs column in cricket?

When I look at a scorecard I see a column "O (overs)" mentions 3.6 or 7.0. What does it mean? How to understand this statistic? I know that "overs" mean that player makes 6 legal deliveries to the ...
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Why chasing team allowed to bat first in super over?

Super Over is the concept introduced in the T20 leagues to decide the winner of a tied game. It is basically a one over match with only two allowed wickets to the batting side. Why is it that the ...
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Spin Clarification

In comparing the bowling technique of Nathan Lyon and Graeme Swan, are both described as "wrist" spinners OR is Swan a "finger" spinner and Lyon a wrist spinner? It seems to me that Lyon's delivery ...
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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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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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Can a left handed batsman change to right hand before the bowler starts bowling? [duplicate]

Field always set according to the batsman hand. Can a batsman change its hand before the bowler start bowling just to dodge the captain for setting the field? Update: This question is about when ...
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How many times in Cricket Test Match have scored Four runs by running across the Wicket. Not as Boundaries?

Also which Team scored Fours runs in a delivery by running the most time? and who all are the players scored the same for most times?
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What is the difference between chinaman and regular leg spin?

What is the difference between a chinaman bowler and a leg-spinner? The trajectories and direction of both the deliveries are the same. And why do they call it Left arm unorthodox spin? I can ...
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How the cricket ball's swing measured instantly?

In the recent test series between India and England, Star Sports, which is the official broadcaster in the Indian sub-continent, showed a new graphics after each ball is bowled. It was the amount of ...
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What is the minimum age to play under 19, under 16 and under 14 cricket?

We'd a discussion about maximum age for playing under 19 cricket. What is the minimum age to play under 19, under 16 and under 14 cricket?
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What makes a cricket bowling action illegal?

Recently during the IPL-7, during the last match before the qualifiers between MI and RR, Kevon Cooper (RR bowler) was thought to bowl with an illegal bowling action. What are the criteria for bowling ...
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why do a bowler use a white marker disc?

why do a bowler use a white marker disc? I have seen that a bowler put a white disc on ground before taking run ups.So why do they use it?
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What will happen if an umpire get injured in a cricket match?

If a player gets injured in a match, there are substitutes to replace. What about umpires? I saw a news in BBC site dated 5 July 2009 that, An old umpire of aged 72 got died after being hit on ...
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power play in T20 cricket

‎In a T20 match, if a fielding side has only 10players(no substitutes also),then how many players can field outside the 30yrds in the first six overs.
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Why Stump out is wicket for bowler, then why Run out is not wicket to bowler?

Why Stump out is wicket for bowler, then why Run out is not wicket to bowler? In both cases, Batsman should be in crease.
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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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Can we get two run outs in one ball?

Suppose player1 is got runout and player2 is also out of the line then can we get player2's wicket too by hitting the stumps?
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Hit wicket and sixer

Suppose a batsman clobbers a ball out of the park and while the ball is in the air inside the boundary, he falls onto his wicket and is out. Shortly after the ball crosses over and falls outside the ...