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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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Run out on wide ball

If any batsman or non-striker batsman gets run out on a wide ball, will that ball be counted as a legal delivery, or still be called a wide with extra run ?
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How the length of the six is measured instantly?

How the length of the six is measured instantly in cricket? What technology do they use?
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Is it allowed to play a cricket match without positioning any fielder as a wicket keeper?

In a cricket match , there are total 11 players which we called as playing eleven who will be there fielding and batting for a side. There are different positions on which the fielders can be placed ...
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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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In cricket, is it a no-ball even if the ball hits the wicket?

I play cricket every summer and have been ever since I was little. During a match I was bowling. The rule in the league I play for is if the ball is bowled (without hitting the ground) above waist ...
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What makes a rainy day more suitable for fast bowlers?

Why are fast bowlers called to be in a general advantage on a rainy day. Why does the ball swings more on such a day?
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why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete?

why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete? It is written in rules that the area reserved for slips need not to be demarcated since the slips can go further deep in undemarcated area for fast bowler. So ...
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Man of the series award for two players from same team

From this post, it's clear that more than one player can get the player of the series award in cricket. From this post, it's clear that more than one player can get the player of the match award that ...
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How long does a player stay in the ICC rankings for once no longer appearing for the national side?

Batsmen and bowlers have an individual rating between 0-1000 based on performances, and naturally their ratings drop for each game missed. Is their a specific time period after which their rating ...
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What food are the players served in a break?

What food are the players served with, during a test match? I am asking this since they have to play game for 3-4 hours from the lunch time as well.
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Why do bowlers go so near the crease?

Going so near the crease makes no-balls more likely. Disadvantages : A penalty run is given away. Maybe more runs if the batsman can hit it. Maybe more runs in the next penalty ball. In 20-20 format, ...
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Regarding age of a player in the the ICC Under 19 World Cup

What is the minimum age for a player to play the ICC Under 19 World Cup? I have tried but cannot know it from any one.
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Is a batsman out if his broken bat is caught?

If a batsman's bat breaks while he is hitting a shot and a fielder catches the broken bat - not the ball - is the batsman out?
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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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What is the difference between swing and seam bowling?

I could not understand the difference between these two. What is the difference between swing bowling and seam bowling? How does both differ? Can a swing bowler do seam bowling too?
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Query on the No-Ball / Wide Full Toss Ruling

An interesting situation occurred in a club game this weekend. A full toss was bowled by a medium pace bowler that was over the batsmans head. The batsman had attempted to charge the bowler, missed ...
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Origin of the term “Heavy Ball”?

I have often heard commentators describe particular bowlers as having a "heavy ball". By context, this seems to refer to a fast bowler being able to bowl a delivery that seems to impact the bat with ...
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Cricket is this out or not

Is a batsman out when during taking a two run play returns to the keepers end and runs through the stumps and keeper after the keeper had already ran the batsman out with keeper still retained the ...
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age cut off date for cwc u19 [duplicate]

For the next U19 CWC happening in bangladesh 2016. What is the age cut off for full icc member teams? What is the age cut off for associate icc member teams?
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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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How many distinct ways are there to get out 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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who run out when both out of crease [duplicate]

Suppose A play a shot in the ground .he go for single.both batsman go for run but A go back to his end at the time B also reached to A's crease but A out of crease but he running side of his crease
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Run Out:which batsman is run out [duplicate]

While running a single run in cricket, If the non striker does not leave the crease and the striker reaches the other end and a fielder hits the non striker stumps, Is anyone out?
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Why are teams required to submit their batting order before the start of play?

As per laws of the game, a team can send their batsmen to bat in any order. Why then are teams asked to submit the batting order before start of the game? See the team nomination forms tweeted by ...
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On a cricket ground, What is the blackboard situated at every straight boundary for?

On a cricket ground, what is the blackboard situated at every straight boundary used for? Sometimes the batsmen order this blackboard to be moved.
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How does the slope at Lord's aid swing bowling?

I have heard that the slope at Lord's runs down from Nursery end (media centre) to the Pavilion end with a height of around 8 feet. Wikipedia mentions that the slope aids in-swing from one end and ...
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Can a batsman use elbow to stop the ball

Recently a strange situation happened in one of our cricket matches. Just wondering if you can help me in understanding the rule. The batsman willfully extended his hand towards the ball while facing ...
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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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Hit wicket or not?

A batsman while facing a spin bowler is coming down the track, misses the ball and tries to make it back to the crease. The wicket-keeper fumbles and hence delays stumping the batsman. Meanwhile, 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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Scoring runs when a no ball is caught

When a ball is batted in the air and then caught, but it was called a no ball (so they can't be dismissed caught), will the batting team score any regular runs of the ball they completed (and can they ...
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Does the maiden over includes extras?

Today, Malinga bowled an over with 4 leg-byes, but it was given a maiden over. Then I searched about that and got the details as, If a bowler delivers a complete over without a run being scored ...
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Which country has the most international cricket grounds?

Which country has the most international cricket grounds? How many cricket grounds do they have?
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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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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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Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics?

Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics ? This type of records will help in knowing who is a better bowler, in a bad team of fielders or wicketkeepers. Eg : Consider ...
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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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What is the appropriate action to take, if any, if a fielder is too close for her/his own safety?

In amateur cricket, as a batsman, if you have only one planned shot, a hard one, and you know you are quite able to execute it, but a fielder, without obvious protection (e.g., a helmet), creeps up on ...
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Can DRS be used to challenge which batsman was run out?

This could be a "hilarious" use of the Decision Review System, but nonetheless I want to know if it is possible. Suppose both the batsmen run to the same end (mix-up, as commentators like to call ...
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In cricket, Why crowd comes to the ground after completion of innings, but now they wont?

After 1983 World cup, players ran away from the pitch. In cricket, Why crowd comes to the ground after completion of innings, but now they wont?
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Cricket bowling versus baseball pitching speed?

How do cricket bowlers deliver the ball at generally same speed as baseball pitchers inspite of a run up? How much do the following factors play in: different balls (is the baseball more aerodynamic ...
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Accompanying children for national anthem

Before the beginning of every cricket match, I have seen each and every player from both the sides are accompanied by a child. Why exactly are they accompanied by children ?
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Stumping from long on?

Does it count as a stumping only when the bails are removed with the batsman out of his crease only if he has missed hitting the delivery? Is it a run out or is a stumping if he edges it just short ...
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Both batsmen getting out on the same delivery? [duplicate]

Is there a legitimate situation where both batsmen at the crease could get out on the same ball? Perhaps something like one batsmen gets caught out and another gets out for obstructing the field ...
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How many hours does a World Cup Cricket match usually last?

The Cricket World Cup Final is tonight (3/28/2015) and it's starting at about 10:30pm central time in the United States. At about what time will it finish? I typically go to bed early and get up ...
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On a no ball, can both batsmen carry the stumps and run forever?

When a bowler oversteps (or in rare cases, has the back foot touching the return crease) during the delivery stride, the umpire usually calls a no ball while the ball is still in play. On hearing this ...
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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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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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Can a team use a player for both bowling and batting in super over?

Three players from the batting side will be selected to bat in the super-over. If the batting side loses two wickets, their innings will end. One player from the fielding team will be selected ...