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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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Which bowler has played the most consecutive Test Matches?

In Test cricket, Allan Border played 153 consecutive Tests, the most of any player to date (September 2015). Which bowler has played most consecutive Test Matches?
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Can a batsman stand to face a delivery from behind the wickets instead of in front?

Are there any rules preventing a batsman from facing a delivery and positioning himself behind the stumps instead of in front?
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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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Can a batsman be run out if he jumps to avoid the ball?

If a batsman successfully completes a run but then jumps to avoid the ball, and the ball then hits the stumps while the batsman is in the air, is the batsman out?
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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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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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What happens if the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion?

There are times when the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion about a decision, even after the use of multiple replays, hotspot, etc. What should happen in this case?
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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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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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What if an opposing player uses part of the Batsman's clothing to put down the wicket?

Following on from, Lets suppose that a batsman is facing an over of spin, he/she has removed thier helmet and placed it behind the stumps for safe keeping. What if, while the ball is in flight, an ...
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Is their any difference between red and white ball? [duplicate]

I have realized that it is very hard to play with red ball for the batsman like in test matches when he plays any unnecessary shot like from outside the off stump he gets out immediately.The scenario ...
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Is a batsman out if the bails are removed but fall back onto the stumps?

Let me know what happens to the batsman in this situation. The spin bowler made an magic delivery so that it hit the stumps and a bail is pushed out of its position (the grooves), but didn't fall ...
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Man of the Match award for two players

Is it possible to give player of the match award to more than one player, when the stats and performances of more than one player (from the same team) equals the same? If yes, any history for the ...
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If a batsman get bowled on free hit and ball goes to boundary, will 4 runs be added or not?

If a batsman get bowled on free hit and ball goes to boundary, will four runs be added or not? Is there any rule about this?
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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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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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What happens if the non-striker doesn't run but the batsman on strike does?

If the batsman on strike calls "yes" and runs to the non-striker's end, but the non-striker doesn't run, who would be run out if the wicket at the striker's end was broken?
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Would it be feasible to have Camera on the bat and ball? [closed]

In current days, a camera is present everywhere - the stumps, boundary, umpire's hat etc. Would it be possible to have a camera on bat and ball as well? How would it disturb the aerodynamics of bat ...
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Difference between medium fast and fast medium

What exactly is the difference between a medium fast bowler and a fast medium bowler? At first they seem like they have no difference at all but then, you hear commentators and experts talk about a ...
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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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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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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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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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LBW to a Spinners Full Toss

So, a spinner bowls a full toss. The batsman plays a shot, but misses it. The ball hits the batsman, on his crease and below shoulder height, so is definitely not a no-ball. It hits the batsman ...
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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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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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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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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 ...