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Is a batsman out when the ball(hit by the batsman) naturally turned back to his stumps(but ball first went out of his crease)

Is a batsman out when the ball naturally turned back to his stumps , but ball first landed out of his crease? This happened to us when we played cricket last week , the bowler was a spinner , batsman ...
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How the age restrictions are followed by ICC for the under 19 cricket?

I have some doubts under this topic, Can a player aged 19 play under 19 international cricket match? (Since 19 is not under 19) Consider a player having birthday during the series/tournament. How ...
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What is a powerplay in cricket?

What is a powerplay in cricket? What is its duration? When can a team take it? What is the difference between a bowling powerplay and a fielding powerplay? I am watching T20 Matches; does it change ...
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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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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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Why is the margin when the chasing team wins measured in wickets?

Why is it that when the chasing team wins, they are said to win by the number of wickets remaining? What is the relevance of this? You could have 10 wickets remaining and reached the target on the ...
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Any other sport with draws like cricket?

In Test and first-class cricket, to win you need to do two things: outscore your opponent and bowl them out twice. If you only manage to outscore them, but fail to cause their last innings to come to ...
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Can a bowler call batsman back if he takes his wicket?

If a bowler takes the wicket of a batsman, then after that can the bowling side's captain or the bowler call the batsman back on the field to play again?
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Caught behind by wicket Keeper - Who takes strike?

If the batsman is caught behind by the wicket keeper and the non-striking batsman runs and reaches the batting end, does the batting end change? In our match the batsman was out caught behind, and ...
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Run out rules in cricket if one player doesn't run

Suppose A plays the ball and doesn't run out of his crease, but B runs and reaches A's crease and then the ball hits the stumps at B's crease. Who is considered out or can either one sacrifice his ...
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Are U-19 youth international test match(3days) includes in one"s First class career?

Are U-19 youth international test match (3 days) includes in one"s First class career?
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What is the procedure to become a Cricket Umpire?

In cricket how does someone become an umpire at international level? Is there some procedure for this? How are they selected and what is the criteria for this?
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How much are Cricket Umpires paid in India starting from Club level to Ranji, Duleep trophy, etc.? [duplicate]

EDIT: The question What is the procedure to become a Cricket Umpire? does not answer my question. It does not address the TIME required for an umpire required to reach national level from local level. ...
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What is the difference between “retired out” and “retired not out” in cricket?

I have seen the terms on scoreboard like: "retired out" or "retired not out". What does it mean and what is the different between there? Reference: Mohammad Hafeez was retired out in ICC Champions ...
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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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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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How valuable is winning the coin toss in test cricket?

Often in international test cricket the captain that wins the toss chooses to bat first. This is largely because the pitches tend to deteriorate meaning batting becomes more difficult and going first ...
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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 is Bavuma the first black South African cricketer to make a test century?

I may be missing something but it's all over the news. I don't understand because JP Duminy has scored 4 test centuries. Is there something here I'm missing ?
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Is Duckworth–Lewis applied differently in T20 and ODI

I want to know: is there any difference between ODIs and T20 matches in applying the Duckworth–Lewis method?
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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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If ball hits the arm protector that is touching the glove holding bat is it out?

If the ball hits the arm protector that is touching the glove of the leading arm in question that is holding the bat, is the catch considered legal and the batsman out.
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Why batsman tap on cricket pitch?

while any batsman comes to the crease he mostly tap his bat on pitch is any reason to tap bat on pitch may be to make bowler in wait state mode any thing else? Thank you
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Pink ball in cricket

In recent day- night cricket match between AUS&NZ played by pink ball. In Day-Night cricket match the game played by pink ball, so what is the difference in specification in the pink ball.
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Why Umpire David Shepherd lifted one foot off the ground at nelson?

Beloved David Shepherd lifted one foot off the ground whenever the score reached 111 (or 222, 333 etc). I mean nelson is supposed to be bad omen for batsman so why He as an Umpire used to do that in a ...
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Can a disable person play cricket as others play?

If a player is physically different from other players like if he has artificial body parts can he play cricket like others in ICC?
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Will a batsman be out caught if the ball hits something in the air?

If a ball hits something in the air (e.g. helicam or any bird) and is then caught, will the batsman be given out?
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Differences between 20/20 cricket and Test cricket

There seems to be a lot of cricket fans on this site so I was wondering can anyone explain the major differences between 20/20 cricket and test cricket? I was reading an article recently where a ...
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What is the difference between Doosra and Teesra?

What is the basic difference between Doosra and Teesra? I know off-spinner bowls the other one which is called Doosra but what is Teesra and how is it different to Doosra?
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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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Why did they ban underarm bowling in cricket and not just rolling the ball

It seems unnecessary to ban an entire way of bowling instead of just not allowing people to roll the ball.
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How to become a cricket umpire for icc? [duplicate]

I like cricket very much, is there a way to take umpire as carrier? If so what should i do?
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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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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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Net run rate calculation if team batting 2nd scores more runs than the target?

Team A has set a target of 120 in 20 overs. Team B hits a 4 at 119, to take the score to 123 in 17 overs. For NRR calculation will the actual score be counted (123) or the target score (120)?
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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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Where do the “spare” balls come from in Test Match cricket?

If a ball has gone out of shape and needs to be changed, the umpires bring out a box of balls which are similar to one being bowled. Where do these other balls come from?
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Why do runners wear helmets?

Why do they have to wear knee pads for that matter? I watched so many matches and I always wondered why the bye runners ever have to wear a helmet?
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Penalty runs for hitting on to the helmet of the wicket keeper which he is wearing

As the answers here acknowledge that if the ball hits the helmet behind the wicket keeper then 5 runs are given to the batting side as obstructing the field. My question is will the same apply if the ...
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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 long an innings can be played with one ball?

In test match format new ball can be taken after 80 overs. My question is that if bowling side captain don't want to take new ball after 80 overs then how much can he use old ball
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What is the time limit of an inings?

What is maximum time limit of an innings in t20 and one day format? If time is wasted by batting team or by any natural way like time waste in large number of unexpected extra boundaries (huge sixes) ...
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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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What is the legal size of cricket bat?

Can a batsman use bigger or shorter bat? What is legal weight of bat?
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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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Who will decide commentary team in cricket

During international cricket matches who will decide the commentary panel? Is there any eligibility criteria for that? When will they announce the list of commentators for the particular series?
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What technology is used to measure the speed of ball delivered?

In cricket What technology is used to measure the speed of a the ball delivered by bowler? What parameter used to measure this speed?
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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? Is it mandatory to keep helmet in ground? To avoid 5 extra runs, can fielding team keep the helmet outside the ground?
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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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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 ...