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if batsmen play shot and ball is out of boundary line and than batsmen bat touch stump in motion, is it out or not? hit wicket or not?

If batsmen play shot and ball is out of boundary line and than batsmen bat touch stump, is it out or not? ball is out of the play area and shot has been completed. does it consider hit wicket as ball ...
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Is the fielding team allowed to place all the fielders in the 30-yard circle?

Is the fielding team allowed to place all the fielders in the 30-yard circle? I know it is allowed in Test cricket as there is nothing like "30-yards" restriction. But is this allowed in ...
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Is the batsman lbw or bowled in this scenario?

If the ball hits the batsman's pads in front of the wicket but then the ball goes on to hit the stumps, does the bowler still have the option of appealing for an lbw or will the batsman be given out ...
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Caught by wicket keaper [duplicate]

If a ball bowled to a batsman hits the bat first and then hits the pad/any part of the batsman's body, what is the rule on getting runs or boundaries or catch at this situation
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Who faces the next ball if the striker is run out at the end of an over?

Assume 'A' is playing at striker's end and 'B' is at non striker's end, If 'A' runs for a single run on the last ball of the 5th over and B is run out at the striker's end, who will be on strike on ...
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Boundary six or four?

the batsman hits the ball with the bat and then we have two situation: A: the ball hits the non-striker and goes into boundary airborne. B: the ball hits the striker and goes into boundary airborne. ...
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What happens if a batter accidentally hits the ball twice?

What happens if a batter accidentally, and as part of once action, hits the ball twice while playing shot? Will it be regarded as a normal shot, no runs or out? If it makes a difference, the double ...
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Can you be stumped if the ball hit the bat or the batter?

Can you be stumped if the ball hit accidentally the bat or the batter before being caught by the wicket keeper?
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How many continuous no-ball deliveries are allowed?

If a bowler bowls a no-ball, penalty associated with it are provided to the batting team. In a situation, if the bowler for some reason happens to bowl no-ball again and again, what are the possible ...
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Non striker position in cricket [duplicate]

Before the ball is pitched by the bowler, could the non striker stand, on his ground, where they like? I mean I know he can not stand in pitching trajectory of bowler but could he stand, ie. his ...
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How far along the crease can a non-striker stand?

In cricket, how far along the crease is a non-striker allowed to stand to the right or left? Could they stand at the boundary and still be in their ground, or is there a limit to the "width" ...
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LBW with an edge

If the striker gets an edge that would have hit the wicket but strikes the batsman instead is it leg before wicket?
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Hat trick for bowler including a run out [duplicate]

Usually, if a bowler takes two wickets in three balls and the third is a run-out, this is not a hat trick since the bowler is not credited with the wicket for the run-out. However, if it's the bowler ...
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Reserve day in cricket

The recently concluded fourth test in Ashes between England and Australia ended in a draw where England were looking to draw the series , but unfortunately rain spoiled the game which ended in draw.So ...
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Has a team ever declared whilst still trailing?

Has a team ever declared whilst still trailing the opposition in a First Class / Test Match before? While it may seem counter intuitive, seemingly giving your opponent an advantage going into the ...
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How to calculate strike rate of a cricket batsman with fully considering extras?

AS title, there are 5 types of extras as I know: byes, no balls, leg byes, penalty, and wides. Is there a way to tell which type of extras needs to be counted and which doesn't? I'm a totally newbie ...
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How to bowl a big leg break?

I think I have understood the grip of leg break ("two fingers up and two down"), but I am having problems understanding how to release the ball; when to uncock my wrist, where will my palm ...
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Is a batsman out if a fielder hits the wickets with their hand, not holding the ball, before the batsman reaches the crease?

In the game of cricket, there are several ways a batsman can be dismissed. One of these ways is if they fail to reach the crease before the fielder hits the wickets with the ball while running between ...
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When is a cricket ball dead?

I feel sure that I learned, decades ago, at school that the ball is dead "when the umpire deems it to be dead". In other words the umpires at the Lords' test (including the third umpire), ...
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Cricket loophole: time wasting tactic

Having looked at this question about time wasting tactics by fielding teams in test cricket, I thought about the following scenario: What if, instead of the fielders refusing to chase the ball, the ...
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Leaving a wide ball and running byes?

Is it in the rules to run byes on a wide ball which the batsman leaves? So if I leave a wide ball, can I then run byes off it if the keeper fumbles, or will the byes not count?
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Law 41.16 Cricket

I would like some clarification about the law 41.16, i.e. Mankad. What if the bowler fails to run out the no-striker runner? We have two situations: A) No-striker manages to be back in touch with his ...
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What are the key differences in batting strategies and shot selection between Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODIs),T20 matches?

How do shot selection, strategies adopted, and the approach of the team differ in Test, one-day games, and T20 formats of cricket? How do they adapt to these conditions and play according to the ...
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How do bowlers adjust their tactics and bowling styles and length when transitioning from T20s to Test cricket

Now that the World Test Championship final is going to be held, how do bowlers who have played in the IPL or any T20 suddenly adapt to test conditions within such a short duration? What strategies do ...
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How to seam a cricket ball and control which way it turns?

I have recently been introduced to the wobble seam delivery and was wondering whether there was a delivery out there that lets the bowler control which way it turns without sacrificing speed. I am ...
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How are the sizes of cricket stadiums set?

I think the stadium at Ahmedabad in India is the world's largest cricket stadium (in terms of occupancy and capacity). Who decides how big a stadium can be? How are the dimensions set for the pitches?
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What injuries do cricketers face, and how do they recover from them?

This season of the IPL (Indian Premier League) saw many players getting injured and many new players were roped in as replacements. I wanted to know why is it that injuries are so common in modern-day ...
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'Cow point': is this an idiomatic term for a fielding position in cricket, thinking in particular of on the Subcontinent?

I've just been watching a T-20 match played in the Subcontinent, and a field position was referred to as 'cow point'. 'Cow corner' is standard nowadays, but this seemed to be in the deep backward ...
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Is the batter out if the ball hits a falling stump?

In our last cricket match, the on-strike batter hit the ball and tried to score a single run. While they try to score a run, a fielder throws the ball to the non-striker's end and the bowler tries to ...
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Six or fielder has saved the six [duplicate]

If a fielder jumps from outside the boundary rope to save Six, while he was in air. Would it be six or fielder has save the six?
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Batter run out leaving ground after 1st run

A batter hits the ball and runs from the striker’s end to the non-strikers end, he then leaves his ground looking for a second run, stops and tries to return to the non-strikers end but is run out at ...
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Second power play when only ten fielders are present

‎In a T20 match, if a fielding side has only ten players present on the field (either through injury or breaks, without bringing in a substitute), how many players can field outside the 30 yard circle ...
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Bat properly grounded or not behind the popping creass

If W/K gloves lies on the ground behind the popping crease and batter put his bat on it, whether it is properly grounded or not? Please find the attached image for your reference.
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Is it considered caught if the ball hits the handle of the bat and is caught?

Is it considered caught out if the cricket ball hits the handle of the bat and nothing else and the ball is subsequently caught?
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Why is there no Men's T20I cricket at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

According to Wikipedia: The matches are being played as Women's Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is), with only a women's tournament being part of the Games. Why is there no Men's T20I cricket at the ...
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Cricket, run out without bails

In a local league game because of windy conditions bails weren't used at either ends. The bowler disturbed the wickets with his legs before collecting the ball and running out the non striker when the ...
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in cricket, is it a no-ball if the batsman advances down the wicket and meets fulltoss ball above his waist

Can the umpire call it a no-ball if batsman advances down the wicket and meets a fulltoss ball above his waist.
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Who is at fault when fielder uses gloves?

In one incident : Pakistan captain Babar was found guilty of 'illegal fielding' after he handled a ball using wicket-keeping gloves It seems that the wicket-keep intentionally dropped his gloves to ...
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What is the earliest time in a Test Match that a Spinner has taken a Wicket?

In the 3rd Test of New Zealand's 2022 tour of England, Jack Leach took the Wicket of Will Young with his first ball in the 13th over of the match. Generally in Tests, and especially in England, spin ...
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Can the bails be kept in the hands when a wicketkeeper attempts a stumping?

If the wicketkeeper removes the bails, but keeps them in their hands, is it out or not? Do the bails have to land on the ground or can they remain off the ground once removed?
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Why are cricket bats smooth?

I have noticed that the surface of cricket bats are smooth. What's the science behind it? What would happen if the surface of the bat was rough? Would that increase our effort to play shots?
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In cricket, is there a distinction between bowlers who excel in maidens and those who excel in taking wickets?

I did not grow up with cricket, so I ask this question to get a better intuition for the game. Are there some bowlers who specialize in maidens, while others who take higher number of wickets at ...
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What is the highest test innings without a century being scored?

In the second test between South Africa and Bangladesh currently underway the South Africans scored 452 in there 1st innings without a batsman scoring a century. That made me wonder what the highest ...
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Defining the wagon wheel

The wagon wheel in cricket is that... spokes they put out, and define scoring areas. The areas are: Behind square Offside Behind square Legside In front of square Offside In front of square Legside ...
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Earliest time a Captain can offer a Draw

In First Class cricket - typically towards the end of the final day - it is not uncommon for the fielding team's captain to offer a shake of hands to the batsman and declare the game a draw. This ...
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Why are spin bowler classed as either an off spin or leg spin bowler?

It just seems to be weirdly specific for a bowler to only bowl one type of spin. Isn't there a strategic advantage in being able to spin the ball both ways and therefore can surprise the batsmen? Is ...
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Are you out if a bats slip from your hand and flew into striker’s wicket?

So we had an incident where a batsmen was struck on his head and his bat flew back leaving from his hands and went into his wicket. Is it out?
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Does ball in test cricket actually swing more and batting is actually difficult?

Note: Below, I might present some statements based on what I feel rather than facts. Please correct me in the answer so I understand it better. But I'm writing it anyway to explain my doubts and ask ...
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Why tapping the bat on the pitch is not considered illegal?

Why does tapping the bat on the pitch (including the danger zone) not considered as illegal but a bowler running over the danger zone is given a warning? I assume that even if a batsman is "...
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Batting right and left handed every alternate ball in cricket

A switch hit is acceptable in cricket. But if a batsman wants to disturb the line of the bowler by playing right and left handed every alternate ball, would it be allowed.
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