Questions about the sport of cricket.

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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 ...
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Positioning of fielders in cricket

In a test match is there any rule that minimum number of fielders should be present on the off side or the leg side.
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Ball touching the ground during a catch in cricket

If a fielder takes a catch and the ball touches the ground (ball is in hand only, but it’s touching the ground at the same time), is it considered as out?
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Number of OUTs in Cricket

Recently I attended an interview, in which the interviewer asked me how many types of OUT are there in cricket. I counted on my fingers and said 6. He said it was wrong and told me that there are a ...
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Why is Cricket called Cricket? [closed]

My daughter and I were playing softball and on the next field were a bunch of guys playing cricket. She asked me Why is Cricket called Cricket? I had no idea and figured this was a good place to ...
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How could a non-striker on 99* win the game and reach 100, if 1 ball remains?

A batsman who is at 99 not out and at non-striker needs 1 run to win off the last ball. How is it possible that they win the game and also that the batsman reaches his century? This question is ...
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What happens if a ball is lost in cricket?

What will happen if a ball in play is lost or cannot be recovered? Does batting side keep any penalty for that?
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Can a batsman be given out if a ball deflected by a helmet or pad is caught?

I have had this question for a long time: Will a batsman be given out if the ball hits the pad or a helmet of a wicket keeper and the catch is taken by another fielder?
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Calculation of bowling strike rate

Batting strike rate is calculated as (No. of runs / No. of balls faced) * 100. How is bowling strike rate calculated?
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Are there any rules regarding the position of the Wicket Keeper?

After watching an IPL match I had this doubt. In the match the wicket keeper stood close to the 30 yard circle and the umpire Simon Tauffel came up to the wicket keeper and asked him to move forward. ...
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Why are 5 runs awarded if the ball hits the helmet? [closed]

Why are 5 runs awarded if the ball hits the helmet behind the wicket-keeper?
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Calculations of bat speed and pace of a delivery

I have two questions: How is the bat speed of batsmen calculated? (I believe it is from change in position of bat in each frame divided by time) Does the nature of the pitch affect the pace of a ...
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Why odd number of players? [closed]

Almost all the games and sports involve odd number of players. And most the games involve 11 players, eg: football,cricket,hockey etc. And other games like basketball and all have 5 which is also odd ...
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Hard pain for recover crease [closed]

I am have much of the time on the RECOVERY crease/s in game of friendly CRICKET How is best line for pick up of new PITCH ? I am have much problem in back where speed has very low possible I am ...
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Who keeps the record of each international cricket match?

There are lot of websites (like ESPN or Yahoo) that mention the statistics and records of all the international / domestic cricket matches. But, is there any international reputed agency that keeps ...
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In cricket, how is it decided from which end to start the match?

In cricket, how is it decided from which end to start the match? Is this a per-ground convention, a decision of the umpires, or either of the captains? Is each innings necessarily started from the ...