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Questions tagged [cricket]

Questions about the sport of cricket.

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Out stumped on a free hit

On a free hit, suppose the ball hits the bails and dislodges them, then goes to the wicketkeeper's hands. If they then remove a stump from the ground while the batsman is out of their crease, is this ...
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Why are Indian News TV Channels not having coverage of Cricket Matches?

During earlier IPL events, all Indian News TV Channels were giving Highlights, Point Tables, Etc. We were getting too much updates. During IPL 2018, there was no coverage in Prime Time on all ...
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Man of the series dropped from the team

Prior to Sam Curran has any player been dropped midway through a series then brought back and then won player of the series. I'm talking about a player not being selected rather than missing a game ...
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How many times has Alistair Cook been England's top scorer?

Does anyone know how many times (or equivalently, in what % of his innings) Cook has been England’s top scorer? How does that compare to the other players who have scored more than 10,000 runs in test ...
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If the legal 7th delivery is a no ball then will there be a free hit?

By legal 7th delivery, I mean the umpire not realising that 6 balls have been bowled and so the bowler throws the 7th delivery. I know that in such a case the extra ball is considered to legal. But if ...
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Cricket bat crack effect

I brought a cricket bat last month. I had a couple of sessions in nets and it started cracking along the grain at the shoulder of the bat. Is it normal or do I need to repair it?
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Tossing the ball

What does it mean by tossing the ball up, when spinning the ball? I've seen it plenty of times in Cricinfo commentary, plus in the air as well. Still couldn't find out, what does it represent? If ...
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Hit wicket in cricket [duplicate]

If batsman hit the ball for a six and suddenly falles on the stumps should six runes are added to his team or not?
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When can a bowler start his run up? [duplicate]

In cricket, can a bowler start his run-up to the delivery before the batsman takes his stance?
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Responsibility of the batsman to be ready for the bowler

Is there a rule that states that a batsman must be ready for the bowler, or is it just good etiquette? I'm not referring to waiting for a new bat to come in after a wicket has fallen. I'm talking ...
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Is a fielder allowed to change position during the bowler's run up?

If a fielder standing in the gully position moves to cover point (as bowler starts his run up) before the batsman plays the ball what action will the umpire want to take? Often a fielder will move ...
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Why most Indian batsmen don't play sweep in cricket?

I'm curious to know why I don't see most Indian batsmen playing sweep shot against spin which is a regulation shot overseas.
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Why can't a cricket match be played on other day in case of rain?

As most outdoor sports can be played in rain , Cricket has a disadvantage. Shouldn't a match be played the next possible day in such cases ?
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I am born on8/6/2002 then I play under 19 world cup which held in 2022 [duplicate]

Please tell me real answer because I very needy for it
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Is there any foreign players represented Ireland in county series

Has any overseas player played for Ireland in matches against English County Sides prior to their admission as a full member of ICC.
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Can a bowler change hands for different deliveries in the same over?

Can a bowler, within the same over, bowl three balls with their right hand and three balls with their left hand? Can they do this alternating sides or must they complete all deliveries with each hand ...
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Can a batsman use back side of his bat to play a shot in cricket?

Can a batsman use back side of his bat to play a shot in cricket. Is that a valid cricket shot ?
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Why is cricket not played at the Olympics?

I am a big fan of cricket but cricket is not played in Olympics I want to know the reason of cricket is not played in Olympics
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Has winning by exactly an innings ever happened in cricket?

It's an interesting thing because it must be awfully rare, to say the least. This is for the whole of first-class cricket, by the way, not just Test cricket.
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Cricket scenario - Need 1 run off last ball. LBW DRS situation [duplicate]

Cricket scenario - Need 1 run off last ball. The batsmen run a single but the umpire gives LBW out. The batsmen then uses DRS and decision is reversed to Not Out. Now, It is umpire's fault so giving a ...
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what is the criteria to chose the squad of PSL teams and how this is different from IPL [closed]

I am a cricket fan but I have little bit confusion that how Pakistani franchises select the players in psl and how Indian franchises select the player basically I want to know that how ipl selection ...
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In what percentage of test matches did the team lose when enforcing a follow-on?

How many times have teams lost the matches when they enforced the follow-on? Were any of these teams from Asia?
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Can ICC donate any type funds to infected or injured players?

I am actually new to cricket game . I have seen many times that players got badly injured due to ball being hit . Mostly players belongs to middle and lower class families . Just like army Is there ...
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Can a batsman use a reverse grip?

My 10 year old son is right handed batsman however has a left handed batsman's grip i.e. left hand down and right hand on top on the grip. Is that allowed in international cricket as per ICC rules?
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Is a batsman out bowled if they kick the ball onto the wicket?

Consider a stituation where a batsman plays at a ball and the ball hits his pad. The ball becomes momentarily stationary and behind him. The batsman is out of his crease and while he is attempting to ...
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Genuinity of replays

How it is ensured that the replay shown for a particular incident is correct? For instance, while checking front foot no-ball, host broadcaster can edit and alter the footage to benefit the home team. ...
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Is there a certain height to cut grass on cricket field

Is there a certain height for grass inside pitch and outside according to MCC cricket laws..
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Run out issue while getting run

During getting run, non striker batsman reaches over striker ends crease and hitting striker ends stumps. And he is not trying to get another run. Is he run out..??
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If an allrounder takes highest wickets and scores highest runs then which cap he will be awarded with? [duplicate]

In IPL, Orange and Purple caps are awarded to the highest run scorer and highest wicket taker. My question is, if an all-rounder takes highest wickets and scores highest runs then which cap he will ...
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Is cricket the second most popular game after football?

Is cricket the second number game after football in terms of its popularity? but some people are saying that squash is most playing game after football. I think cricket is most playing game after ...
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Can the third umpire overturn a decision without being referred from the field?

In cricket, one of the officials is the third umpire. Usually, they deliver a decision only when there is a referral from the on-field umpires or from a team in UDRS. Can the third umpire give or ...
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Maximum bowlers can be used to complete an over in test cricket

What's the maximum number of bowlers that can be used to complete a over in test cricket? I mean if one bowler's injured then use the next bowler. And in recent history what is the maximum number of ...
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What is the exact time for start of the match in IPL 2018? [closed]

I have heard this time IPL match starts at 7 pm instead of 8 pm. Also, day match starts at 3 pm instead of 4 pm. Note: I am asking about an exact time when players come out on the ground, not ...
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What is the longest ban ever imposed in cricket?

What is the longest ban ever imposed in cricket (excluding life bans)? Please provide the offence and the duration of the ban.
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Will records in a particular match be discarded if the bowler is called for throwing?

A Bowler is called for throwing while he took 4 wickets and a hat trick. Will it be neglected and the records he made in that match are discarded if he is declared throwing?
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Is it confirmed that Mitchell Starc and Chris Lynn will not play In IPL 2018?

I hear the news that due to Injury, Mitchell Starc and Chris Lynn will not play in current IPL-2018. Is it confirmed?
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What makes the 2018 ball tampering scandal in Australia vs South Africa so significant? [closed]

Ball tampering is illegal by the laws of cricket. It is, however, relatively common. Players at the highest levels are caught and punished regularly, with an instance every year or two. Normally ...
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Why Indian cricketers don't play in foreign leagues?

In T20 leagues like BBL, BPL and like, many players from other countries participate whereas Indian players do not. So, what is the reasoning behind this? Players like Murali Kartik have played in ...
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Is the batsman run-out if ball in contact with the lying stump

I have question regarding run out controversy which happened today in our teams play. We had just one stump on the non-striker end which fell off(due to wind) when batsman launched for 2nd run. Bowler ...
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What was Cameron Bancroft trying to do with the tape?

In the recent Test match pitting Australia against South Africa (3rd Test of the 2017-18 Sunfoil Test Series), Cameron Bancroft of Australia was caught using yellow tape to alter the condition of the ...
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What would happen in a tie in a Cricket World Cup final?

Would the ICC take the T20 approach and take a super over? Or have one of those bowl-out things that used to be used as T20 tie-breakers?
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If the bowler has exhausted his quota of bouncers for an over, is the batsman out if he nicks a bouncer and gets caught?

In all forms of cricket, the number of bouncers per over is limited. For example, quoting from the current One Day International playing conditions: 41.6.1.5 A fast short-pitched delivery is ...
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Would Ireland qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup if their game against Afghanistan ended in a tie?

The BBC website seems to say that Zimbabwe would qualify instead of Ireland, but surely if it was a tie, it would go down to net run rate between the two teams? A BBC results table here indicates ...
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Who will take strike for this particular situation, when striker is out Caught in the boundary?

Today while we were playing, we had a following situation, Striker hits the ball and gets caught in the boundary Non-Striker crossed the center of the pitch and the Striker too. Striker is out of ...
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Maximum overs for a bowler in reduced 14 overs match?

How to calculate maximum overs for a bowler in reduced over match i.e T20 match reduces to 14 or 13 overs? Can two bowlers play 4 overs and the other 3 bowlers play 2 overs per each in 14 over match?
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If ball rebounds onto the stumps after hitting the wicket-keeper's leg, will it be a stumping?

If the bowler has bowls the ball, the batsmen misses the ball, the ball goes to the wicket-keeper, it touches the leg of the keeper, and finally it touches the stump, is that a stumping or not?
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Cricket enquiry question

When batting team needs 4 runs for victory, batsman playing and ball going for boundaries but not completed the boundary the batsman took the stump for enjoying victory. Is that boundary is valid ?
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Why is playing to the spirit of the game considered so important in cricket? [closed]

It's something I've always wondered about. I, myself, do not like to see players and sometimes even whole teams use the Laws to their advantage. In other sports, notably football (soccer), playing by ...
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If the batsman gets out hit wicket, but the bowler bowls a no ball, is the wicket rescinded?

Wondering because if the batsman hits his own stumps, most of the time it isn't directly due to the bowler. Hit wicket in on itself is a fairly rare form of dismissal anyway.
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Are roundish cracks on a cricket bat a serious issue?

I brought a new cricket bat and took it to nets for knocking in, but the bat acquired a number of roundish cracks as shown in the picture. Is this a serious issue I should I worry about it or it is ...