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What's the official term for the batting player in women's cricket?

In men's cricket, the term "batsman" or "batsmen" is used to refer to batting players - both by commentators as well as the respective cricket board score cards/commentaries. But ...
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Scheduling West Indies Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

According to Sri Lanka Cricket: Media Release 29th October, 2021 Sri Lanka Cricket will host the West Indies National Team for a two-match test series during the months of November – December 2021. ...
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Confusing presentation of cricket score

Watching the World T20 Final on Sky Sports in England, now I believe that they are just using a feed from the tournament broadcaster so the presentation is not typical for Sky. I dont understand why a ...
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Cricket Bat sizes

So while I was researching bats I decided to get a light weight bat (around 2.6 lb). But How do I find out what size I need or what company bat I need.
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What happens if the batsman hits the gloves of the keeper just prior to playing a shot which resulted in the shot being impeded?

What happens if the batsman hits the gloves of the keeper just prior to playing a shot which resulted in the shot being impeded? Should it be a dead ball or should any result - either a dismissal, do ...
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Is this Out or Not Out in cricket?

Is this Out or Not Out in cricket? The batsman hits the ball with his bat, and the ball then hits the fielding helmet not being worn directly, it is then caught by the fielder without the ball ever ...
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In Cricket T20 World Cup 2021, why are Bangladesh & SriLanka Demoted to Group A/B with Afghanistan Promoted to Group 2?

In general, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka are more-or-less stable/well-known/competent teams, but it seems like they have to qualify from Group A/B to move to higher rounds. By itself, that is fine; but ...
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Does the "tea" break in cricket always include actual tea?

Tomorrow is my first match against St. Peters junior team and my coach told me that it will involve a tea break. I do not wish to drink tea - will this be expected or enforced during the tea break?
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Is being a bigger country in terms of population one of the main reasons India is consistently among top cricket teams?

If you see cricket history, India is considered a strong cricket team among top 12 teams. And one of the big reasons is probably history and cricket 'culture'. So this influence a lot that cricket is ...
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How is the NRR (net run rate) in IPL calculated [duplicate]

I am having a confusion regarding the net run rate calculation in IPL. The thing is after all the 14 matches, the NRR of KKR was +0.587 with 14 points. And after 13 matches, the NRR of MI was -0.048 ...
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Does a team lose a review if the review was inconclusive?

Let's say for example that the bowler delivers the ball, there is a very faint edge from the batter and the catch is very close the the ground. The standing umpire gives the decision not out, as they ...
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Can a batsman decline a boundary in order to retain strike?

In a game of cricket, it is not unusual for an experienced, high quality batter to be on strike, opposite a poor, tail-end player at the non-strike end. The player on-strike will usually try to score ...
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Why does "rain stop play" in cricket?

Why does rain stop play in cricket? Is it because the ball will get overly wet and misshapen, or is it for players' safety as the wicket and out-field become slippy? Or some other reason?
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What does "92 in 43 in hundred" mean?

I installed glance app in my phone. It gives me wallpapers on home. What does "92 in 43 in hundred" mean?
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Can a batsman complete a run outside the 2 metre wide cricket pitch?

In hitting a potential winning run in a tied cricket match my brother's bat slipped out of his hand and over the square leg umpire's head. He did not realise that a bat is not needed to complete a run,...
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Extras players role in Cricket game

Can extras player (more than 11) in a team can play the role of a runner for a team player who is injured in a cricket test, odi or t20 game in terms of laws and rules?
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Will this be judged as a legal catch or not? Can a fielder juggle the ball outside the boundary, such that each time he touches ball, he's in the air?

Imagine, the fielder runs towards the ropes trying to stop a six, and catches the ball right near the ropes. But his momentum carries him outside the boundary. So, to stop a six, he throws it up in ...
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Recording players stats [duplicate]

England's final ODI was abandoned, do the players stats still get put on the record during the time that was played.
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WASP win probability prediction for cricket [duplicate]

I'm a programmer looking at implementing the WASP predictor for cricket in python. I could find one formula for calculating the target score in the first innings, in the blog: http://...
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Is a batsman out if they stop a ball spinning onto the wicket with their bat? [duplicate]

If the batsman hits the ball and the ball spins and goes to the wicket, if he stops the ball with the bat, is he out or not out?
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Have all 62 teams added in 2019 in the ICC T20I team ranking table had equal base ratings or had different ratings during initial calculation?

Between 01 May 2016 and 30 April 2019; both Fiji and Samoa had played 6 matches, won just 2 matches and lost rest 4 matches, same result but still they have had difference in the ranking table. (https:...
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Wicket keeper move after bowl reach to him [closed]

Can a wicket keeper move after bowl reach to him for stumping? Will it be a fair delivery?
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Fair sidearm delivery

In Cricket there are a few rules that I am aware of that deal with understanding what constitutes a fair delivery or not that I know of. One rule is that the bowler cannot bowl from below their waist ...
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Does a legal delivery depend on the arm angle with respect to the head?

Does arm angle with respect to the bowler's head (when seen from front or behind the bowler) need to be constant for all deliveries or can it be changed?
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Isn't the cricket toss just an illusion of control?

The cricket toss gives each team a 50% chance of being able to choose whether they bat or bowl first. I think this is an illusion of control, and there's no advantage to winning it. I'll try and ...
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How many fielders are allowed on offside in cricket?

I'm aware that there are few fielding restriction on leg side, for example that there should not be more than 5 fielders on leg side. But is there similar restriction to offside as well? Can I place ...
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How many times has a team put in to field scored a century on day 1?

In the current game between South-Africa and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 157 in 40 odd overs. Dean Elgar ended the day on 90 odd. This made me wonder how many times in test cricket have a ...
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How are the stump cameras connected with the broadcasting station?

In this video, the presenter has explained how the camera is connected to the junction box. Does that mean the power cables are laid out from the operating room to the ...
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Rest day in a Cricket Test match

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_cricket If i am not wrong, there was a rest day after 3 days play between both the cricketing nations in the 5 day test match. Is this rule now discarded ? In case ...
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Who is next to bat after a batsman is out?

I've been watching this Big Bash League match and at 1:19:58 (also in other times too) a batsman is out and a new one is coming in. However the new batsman isn't facing the bowler immediately ("...
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How did Shubman Gill get dismissed if the bails didn't fall in Hawk-Eye?

See this video: How did Shubman Gill get dismissed if the bails didn't fall in Hawk-Eye?
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Does Cricket require a bowler's shoulders be at a certain level? Or just the arm to be straight?

I can't seem to find a definitive answer, but it seems like Cricket only requires the arm to completely straight when bowled and it cannot be underarm. This opens up the possibility of someone bowling ...
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Does the bowler's run-up actually contribute anything useful?

Bowlers run up before performing a little hop to get momentum going and bowl the ball. Does the run-up contribute anything to the speed/spin of the ball? Or could you get a similar speed/spin by just ...
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What is it called when one runs for the second run without touching the crease during the first run?

In today's IPL match, during the Sunrisers Hyderabad's innings, in the last bowl Samad and Sharma ran for two runs. But one of them (I don't remember who exactly), while taking the first run didn't ...
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What Is the maximum - Minimum Size of bat player Can use In cricket?

What Is the maximum - Minimum Size of bat which player Can use In cricket. Many Players use small bats and other types like different sizes at different time and situation.
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New South Wales and cricketing talent

New South Wales has produced a lot of top-level cricketers. However, not all of them have gone on to represent NSW at a first-class/List A level. Many have switched loyalties, such as Sir Don Bradman (...
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Third umpire in Hockey and Football sports

Why there is not a third umpire in Hockey or Football sports as it is in Cricket sport?
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How windy does it have to be to cancel a cricket game? [closed]

How windy does it have to be to cancel a cricket game? What sort of wind speeds would make it impractical to play in?
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How many times has Shoaib Akhtar bowled 160 kmph or faster?

How many times has Shoaib Akhtar bowled faster than 160 kmph? During the England vs Pakistan match in the 2003 World Cup, he delivered at the speed of 161.3kmph. Is this the only occasion? Answers ...
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Have any other bowlers reached the same test wickets milestone by dismissing the same batsman?

During the 3rd Test of the West Indies tour of England in 2020, Stuart Broad reached 500 test career wickets by dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite. James Anderson also reached 500 test wickets by dismissing ...
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Cricket Ruling - Run out after a short run

I am looking for assistance on a scenario where The 1st run was successfully compeleted by the batsman on non-striking end 2nd run was short by the non-striking batsman When the non-striking ...
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Strike rotation during a six

When a batsman scores a six, can he rotate the strike? Will he get the six runs and also the strike rotated?
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Reaching crease and then step out [duplicate]

Batsmen 1 hit the ball and take one run. So batsman 2 run, reached his crease but the step out to collect his bat that he have dropped. In this he gets stumped. Is he out ?
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Striker's bails off during delivery

What happens if the bails fall off at the striker's end during the delivery? I understand that the umpire should call and signal dead ball so the batsman cannot be out nor should he attempt runs ...
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3-number score?

I'm reading some novels by Hugh de Selincourt about village cricket in England. The scores are given as three numbers (e.g. 37—3—13). The first two seem to be runs so far (37) and wickets lost (3). ...
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Former British colonies and cricket

Some former British colonies, from India to Australia to the nations of the West Indies, have notable cricket teams and a significant number of cricket fans. However, this is not the same everywhere. ...
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Who is out after a run-out in Cricket?

A is crossed the crease and B is crossed half of the pitch. Run-out happening in A's side. Then who is out, A or B?
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Can a batter be given out caught off second hit in cricket

Say a batter initially strikes the ball, it lands near his or her feet, bounces and heads towards the stumps. The batter is lawfully allowed to hit the ball again in this case to protect the stumps. ...
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No ball for being too high, but the ball is played by the batsman

A ball above head height of an upright standing striker is by definition unfair. But if a batsman hits that ball, is it still a no ball, and is the bowler warned for a dangerous delivery?
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Can a bowler who did not bowl during the match bowl in super over?

In a super over, can a bowler who did not bowl during the match bowl? or only those bowlers who bowled during the match are allowed to bowl super over?

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