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The essential difference is that bowlers must by law keep their elbows straight. This means that a run-up is used to generate pace, rather than the stepping motion pitchers use, and pitchers can use their upper-body muscles to generate further pace. I'm not a bio-mechanic expert, so can't explain the actual processes involved, sorry.


"Umpires Call" is a way of saying the decision made by the on-field should stand. The rules of the referral system say that there needs to be a clear mistake by the on-field umpire to reverse the decision. "Umpires Call" is a way of saying that there isn't a CLEAR mistake, and therefore the decision should stand.


In test cricket the laws of cricket definition of a wide ball is used. law 25 wide ball. In that a ball is a wide if it is not possible to play a normal cricket shot from his normal stance. In ODI and T20 cricket this is modified by an instruction to be very strict on wides, if the batsment can not play a scoring shot it shall be called wide. They also ...


All this is well covered by Law 39: (a) The striker is out Stumped [...] if, (i) a ball which is not a No ball is delivered, and (ii) he is out of his ground [...] and (iii) he has not attempted a run, when (iv) his wicket is fairly put down by the wicket-keeper without the intervention of another fielder. [...] (b) The striker ...


There can be a large deviation of match length in the cricket world cup, consider the following two matches from the 2015 world cup: England bat first, are bowled out for 123 in 33 overs. New Zealand knock off the runs in 12 overs. Match length: 4.5 hours (including tea break) Ireland score 331 in their 50 overs, losing 8 wickets. Zimbabwe are all out for ...


Basically, it generates more money & more viewership. Some points to highlight the end result: If a match starts at 10 AM, then TV programs can start at 9:30 AM, covering the pitch-inspection, the coin-toss, etc. Here the walk-in ceremony will add program time and ADvertisement time on TV. By including some more extras, the TV show can start at 9 AM. ...


Quoting This Answer In ODI, 50 overs should be completed in 210 min as per the rules and out of this 10 min is provided for Drinks breaks. And, 30-40 minutes innings break. Standard Case (Both teams bat 50 overs / Over rate is maintained by both teams) In total two innings (2x210) + innings break, the match would go up to minimum 450 minutes i.e. ...


I don't believe there is anything in the Laws of Cricket which specify where a batsman must stand for a ball to be allowed. However, there is the well known "Law of Don't Be Completely Totally and Utterly Stupid" - I fail to see any possible advantage that a batsman could gain from standing behind the stumps.

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