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I think, in Cricket, it is not always the case of win the toss & bat first or win the toss & bat second. The case, sometimes is also, win the toss and bowl first or win the toss and bowl second. Whether the decision is emphasized by bowling or batting completely depends on the pitch conditions and weather. Let us take the case of Test cricket ...


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I am no expert but in a lot of cases it is because of conditions. If they feel the pitch will get worse they would prefer bat to in more consistent conditions. Or if the weather forecast is to change to or from inclement weather; eg heat or rain, they will want to bat/bowl under the conditions they can take advantage of.


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As you've already worked out, batting average in cricket isn't like that. As defined by Wikipedia: a player's batting average is the total number of runs he has scored divided by the number of times he has been out. Taking AB de Villiers as an example, he has (as of 19th December 2014) scored 7296 runs in Test matches in 159 innings. In those innings, ...


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Personally I always watch the batsman whenever I'm fielding in line with or in front of the bat. Trying to watch the ball places you at a disadvantage as you can take more cues about the shot from the way the batsman is setting themselves up. If you try and watch the ball from the bowlers hand you can only react to whatever happens, if you watch the ...


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Hashim Amla pays a fine for not wearing Castle logo: FALSE Reference: CSA's official Facebook page confirms this here. Hashim Amla was fasting during the triple century against England: FALSE Reference: Cricinfo commentary during this game says the following: (see 76th over) Firdose Moonda, our South Africa correspondent at The Oval, confirms ...


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It's essentially a cup with curved sides that provide a degree of grip to the ball. The action of flicking the Sidearm at the batsman gives the ball enough momentum of it's own to break out of the cup and head to the batsman on it's own. It's developed from a device used by dog owners to throw tennis balls.


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You need to contact your local cricket authority - I think you can find them at http://www.orissacricket.org/ The normal procedure is to do a preliminary training course, and pass an exam, all on the laws of the game and practices of umpiring. Then you start umpiring in matches (lower-league adult games or childrens' games). If you're good enough, and ...


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Theoretically, the maximum batting average is unlimited, but I would also like to explain the concept of batting average a bit more in detail. Batting average, as the name suggests, is the average score a batsman makes per innings during his career, and often serves as a measure of "how good" of a batsman he is, especially in comparison to others. (Hang ...


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No, 100 is not the limit, because there is no maximum average. The batting average is calculated as: Ave = Runs/(Innings - N.O.) Runs: There is no fixed limit of runs in an innings, and scores over 100 are possible. The current record in a test match is 400 runs by Brian Lara. So even discounting not outs, the average could be over 100. Innings - ...


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Castle[1] is used as a term that denotes the wicket that the batsman guards. Hence, comes the verb castled which refers to breaching the batsman's fort and disturbing his wickets. Origin of the word castle comes from the Latin word castrum, which means fort. I do not know the details of the first recorded usage of castle in a cricketing context. [1] - ...


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In almost all conditions, the pitch will be better for batting first up. There will be few cracks for the ball to hit and it will be less likely to crumble and allow a lot of turn for spin bowlers. Additionally, there is less scoreboard pressure. You can score at your own rate and not worry about time (In tests) or expectations based on the team who batted ...



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