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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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Is beamer counted as a bouncer in ODI cricket?

Is beamer counted as a bouncer in ODI cricket? I.e. if a bowler bowls a beamer then whether he is allowed to bowl a bouncer in that over?
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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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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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Is a batsman out when any of his things slip away and hit the stumps? [duplicate]

Is a batsman out if his helmet, bat or any of his equipment slip away from him and hit the stumps?It always confuses me
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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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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 does anyone choose to bat first?

In baseball, which I grew up with, it's always considered an advantage to bat second. In cricket I'd expect this to be even more true, because in addition to knowing what your target is when batting, ...
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Do all 11 fielders need to be in the field?

I was just wondering if there is a rule about how many fielders need to remain in the ground during a cricket match. Can't the fielding captain argue that we do not the 11th man on the field, for ...
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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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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 ...
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If a batsman is bowled off a free hit, can he still score any runs?

I want to know about a cricket match result. Last ball was no ball so next ball will be a free hit. For no ball SCORE is LEVEL. Now the batting side need 1 run from 1 ball. Bowler finishes his ...
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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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Is batsman allowed to “score” leg byes by kicking the ball while pretending to hit it with the bat?

If the ball strikes the striker's person, any runs scored are credited as leg bye extras provided that the striker was either attempting a shot or trying to avoid getting hurt. For balls whose ...
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Ball hitting helmet - change of strike?

It's the last ball of the over. The ball hits the helmet kept behind the keeper. 5 runs will be awarded, but my question here is, will the same batsman face the first ball of the next over?
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What if a player plays the ball with back surface of the bat?

If a player hits the ball with the back surface of the bat, is he given out, considering that the back of the bat is not flat? I have seen Kevin Pietersen play the switch hit, but he turns his bat ...
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What is use of old cricket ball?

When umpire change the cricket ball, was the old ball thrown as waste or keep for reuse?
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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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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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Why is rubbing the ball not considered ball tampering?

If someone tampers with the ball, they will banned for 2 matches because they have changed the natural condition of the ball. Why is rubbing the ball allowed as that also changes the "natural ...
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rules in cricket for overseas players

I'm from india im coming to other countries. Am I allowed to play and represent immediately or I should wait until 4 years. I have not played any level cricket here knowing its political
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How many times a batsman can stop a bowler while he starts bowling the ball in Cricket? Is there any hard rule/limitation for the batsman?

I saw so many times that a batsman stopped the bowler while he is coming to bowl the ball. After he raises his hand bowler stops bowling that ball and he will go back and bowl again. It’s a usual ...
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IS atul sharma world's fastest bowler?

In 2009, some news came that atul sharma is worlds fastest bowler. Rajastan Royals picked him to their squad. So i just wanted to know that is it a fake news?? He hasn't played even a single ...
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Why two new balls in One Day Internationals?

Why two new balls in One Day Internationals? Ground is getting smaller [true]. Bats are becoming powerful [true]. I don't seem to get the argument of two new balls helping the bowlers. Ideally, new ...
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Why are runouts not recorded in cricket?

In international cricket, the number of catches taken by a player is recorded, but not the number of runouts effected by a player, even though effecting a runout is as important as taking a catch. Is ...
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Maximum overs for a bowler in a reduced over match

In the limited overs cricket match, the overs can be divided between bowlers by maximum 10 per bowler in ODI and 5 in T20. If an one day match gets interrupted by rain and started after some time by ...
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How far can a fielder go to stop a six?

This is an extension of this question asked earlier. Is there a limit that the fielders cannot cross when taking catches or saving runs for the team? For example, if the batsman hits far enough, ...
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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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Can a batsman be stumped from a no ball?

In cricket, can a batsman be out stumped from a no ball?
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Will penalty runs be awarded if a throw to the stumps hits a helmet?

In cricket, if a throw to the stumps hits the wicketkeeper's helmet, will penalty runs be awarded even if the throw wasn't traveling to the boundary?
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If the batsman hits the FIRST above shoulder height delivery in an over,will it be signalled one legal bouncer for the over?

The second above-shoulder delivery will surely be given as a no-ball in an ODI, it doesn't matter whether it is hit or not. But if the first bouncer in an over is above shoulder height and the batsman ...
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Is considered a bouncer if a batsman hits it?

Suppose a bowler bowls a shoulder height ball at the batsman and the batsman hits a four or gets out. Can the ball be called as a bouncer?
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How can a team win while rain stopped play permanently in 2nd innings?

The Team bat first scored 144/3 after 20 overs in T20 format match.. second Team scored 34/2 in 8.4overs . then rain stopped the play. who will won the match? explain please.
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Bowled after scoring a run

Today my colleague, a batsman hit a shot, a top edge which went high up, the wicket keeper and the bowler came for the catch, the batsman sneaked in a run, in the mean while both failed to catch the ...
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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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What is the maximum score one can score from one ball? [duplicate]

Hit a no ball and run 4 runs. Then the fielder will throw that ball and it will go for a six..total 11 runs. Is that possible?
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Why players showing a T-signal for umpire decision review system?

While calling for the Umpire Decision Review system, The fielding team captain or the batsman being dismissed invokes the challenge by signalling a "T" with the arms.- Wikipedia. What that ...
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Why is the cricket pitch made larger than 22 yards?

Why is the pitch made larger than the playing area, which is 22 yards? The pitch is made an extra 122 cm past 22 yards for the return crease. After the return crease it is also extended to a green ...
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Name of an old tv show

There was an old program on ESPN/Star Sports. In this show, international cricketers used to participate in different small tasks like hitting the ball from bowling machine to the area marked on the ...
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How to Calculate Batting Index and Bowling Index?

I was wishing to understand the formula to use to calculate the Batting Index and Bowling Index in Cricket. This is for limited overs cricket (50 overs) for my club players
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Criteria for Man of The Match in Cricket

Is there any specific criteria for giving man of the match award? Are there any hard rules that it should be given to performance from winning team even when loosing side holds a significant ...
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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 many runs will be considered when a team needs 1 run and the player hits a boundary?

If a team needs 1 run to win and the player hits a Six(6) then, How many runs would be considered? Would it be considered 1 run or 6 runs?
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Learning Cricket

I would like to learn the game of cricket. Not necessarily to play. I enjoy watching it, but don't really understand what is going on. I have watched some youtube videos that explain things, but I ...
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Half volley shot of cricket

The half volley is a tennis shot but why this word entered in cricket and what is half volley shot of cricket?
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When was the third-umpire review system entered in cricket?

When was the third umpire review system(not DRS) entered in cricket?