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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 ...
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How does the DRS work for LBW when a spinner's ball hits the batsman full on the pads?

In cricket, if a spinner bowls a full toss that hits the batsman on the pads without pitching on the ground & in this case a DRS (Decision Review System) is requested by either party, how does the ...
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Can a player be replaced after the team is announced for a cricket match?

After a team has been named, can any players be replaced? What is the limit of this replacement? For example, if half the team were injured while warming up, can they be substituted or otherwise ...
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What are these additional white lines on the cricket pitch?

Some cricket pitches have an additional white line, perpendicular to both the bowling crease and popping crease, and joining both of them. One example is of the Eden Garden stadium pitch (2016) ...
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What will the batsman score from a winning boundary with one run needed to win?

Assume a team needs 1 run to win and the batsman needs 2 or more runs for his century or half century. The batsman then plays a shot completes his first run then the ball goes to the boundary or six. ...
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What is the record for combined (Test, ODI & T20) most player of the series award?

Which are the players who won most Man of the Series awards in international cricket including Test, ODI & T20.
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Could Hawkeye tell us the probability of runs and wickets from a given ball?

Suppose the information recorded by Hawkeye was combined with information about the number of runs scored (including boundaries, but excluding overthrows) and wickets taken in each delivery. An ...
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What happens to a half century recorded when a player scores a century?

When a player crosses fifty runs, it is called a half century, and is recorded in the batsman's records. When a player crosses one hundred runs, it is a century, and is also recorded in the batsman's ...
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What is the record for the most number of runouts in a Test match?

In the 2nd India vs South Africa Test, 2018, there were 5 runouts, is this the record or close to it?
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Are all the Under-19 players allowed to play only one world cup?

I heard Sourav Ganguly say that the Indian Under-19 players are allowed to play in only one World Cup, while he was commentating in the India vs Australia U-19 World Cup match in New Zealand. So, is ...
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What happens if bowler's steps get tangled?

If the bowler's steps get tangled, during his run-up until the time before which he releases his delivery, then what is the procedure regarding it? In such a case of tangling of steps, the bowler ...
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What is the science behind reverse swing?

How do bowlers actually get the ball to reverse? What conditions do they need to get the ball to swing and what are some of the tactics used to get the ball to swing?
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What are the duties performed by the match officials before the start of a match?

I understand there are these primary match officials: the referee, the umpire, the head coach, and the scorer (one from each team). I wish to know what duties they perform before the start of the ...
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What's the complete rule regarding double bouncing balls inside the popping crease?

I've been trying to figure out the possible outcomes in case a ball double bounces off the cricket pitch. I read Law 20 and Law 21. Law 20 does not reference double bounced balls. Law 21 says: The ...
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Can bowler bowl with two hands (left & right) in international cricket [duplicate]

Recently I've seen in domestic match there was one bowler (spinner) who used his both hands while delivering the ball? I've doubt can it be possible in International Cricket. Does ICC has any rule ...
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How to calculate the run rate midway through an over? [duplicate]

Basically the one thing which I know about run rate is,it is calculated by dividing runs scored to number of overs. But my question is, how to calculate the run rate midway through an over?
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Highest test innings one batsman scoring most of the runs

I haven't been able to find this record by searching. Obviously England's first innings in the current Ashes test is unusual, with Cook scoring 244, and the other 10 Englishmen scoring only 235 (12 ...
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Does the change to the grounding law apply to stumping?

Does the adjustment to the grounding law - that the bat bouncing up will no longer result in a run out, if you don't change your line - apply to stumpings? I often see a wicket keeper hesitate, ...
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How is a batsman not out when the wicket is put down and they don't have their bat or body grounded inside the crease?

When running between the wickets, a batsman may be run out if they haven't "made their ground" before a fielder throws the ball, or uses their hand holding the ball, to dislodge the bails. Effectively ...
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Run/Run Out with dropped bat

If a batsman drops his bat while running, and crosses the crease without it - does his team still get a run? Similarly, if he makes it passed the crease, if the fielding team hits the wickets, is he ...
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What is the meaning of “Points” in ICC rankings?

Today I check the ranking of test cricket. What is the meaning of points, as Sri lanka have third highest point however they are 6th ranked team?
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Why China don't have their cricket team? [closed]

as we can see there are limited teams which are playing cricket, and these teams have big names in the world, but why china don't have their cricket team for international?
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What happens if the 2 umpires in cricket disagree on a decision?

Say the umpire at the non-striker's end has given an LBW, but the square leg umpire has observed that the ball is clearly too high to be hitting the stumps, can the square leg umpire override or ...
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Overthrow and throw-by

The two terms are very popular in my locality. According to my teacher, overthrow: is when fielder near the pitch misses throw from fielder at far off in field. He defined "throw-by" as the ...
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What is the concept of Test cricket? How and when is it decided that a team has won or there is a draw?

Test cricket is the often called the purest form of the game. Conventionally it spans for 5 days with each day having 90 overs each except for the fifth day were 15 overs is mandatory to be bowled ...
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Why is a batsman out, when the impact is outside off, on an umpire's call?

Can a batsman be given out when the ball impacts outside the line, having pitched outside off and with an indication that it would have hit the stumps? The original decision of the umpire on the ...
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Test Match abandon Conditions?

How many Overs (minimum) are required to have a result (draw or win) in a test match so that match abandon law doesn't apply?
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Is there any rule against full cover in cricket?

In cricket, batsmen usually take guard, but they do so in order to know where they are aiming the ball etc. But the other day one of my friends said that I am not supposed to fully cover the wickets. ...
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Running between the wickets rule

If suppose a batsman running between the wickets. On the time of ball hitting the stumps by the fielder. The bat reached inside the crease but the bat was free from the batsman hand. What will be the ...
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How does Rediff calculate MVPI (Most valuable player index) for IPL?

I have come across a lot of Rediff articles, where they give MVPI rankings. Before a series, after a series, IPL etc. How do they calculate this? What is the formula? What are parameters of the ...
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Can a fielder use the wicketkeeper's glove if the wicketkeeper has discarded it during play?

If a wicketkeeper throws one of their gloves on the ground to pick up the ball and throw it more easily, then chases after the ball and picks it up and throws it to the stumps, can another fielder put ...
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What does the A at end of country mean?

For example, today there was India v Australia and India A vs New Zealand A. What does the extra A mean after the team?
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Cricket puzzler

I've followed cricket for decades in the UK, and I can now watch it on ESPN here in the US. The sound technology and microphones pick up everything on the pitch. I am puzzled by a shout heard after ...
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What happens if a batsman does not play a shot and the ball touches their pad?

What are the rules in cricket if a batsman does not play a shot and the ball touches their pad? Can the batsman take a run?
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Who decides this type of things in LIVE cricket matches?

One day I am watching ODI LIVE cricket in TV, they suddenly showed old bowling clip about some player and sometimes they will show net practice clips also in middle of LIVE ODI match. Who will decide ...