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The over shall go down in the books as a Maiden Over, but it will not be credited to either of the bowlers. As neither of the bowlers have actually completed said over (ie one bowler will be on 12.4 overs, and the other 15.2, for example), from a statisticians point of view, you can't award a bowler a Maiden for an over they have not fully completed. This ...


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I presume this is in relation to the use of Marnus Labuschagne as a substitute batsman for Steve Smith during the second test of the 2019 Ashes series at Lords. In which case this is an example of a Concussion Substitute. The concussion substitute was introduced by the ICC to all forms of international cricket (Men's and Women's), and also to First-class ...


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There's a few reasons I can think of outside of the "I'm just going to randomly chuck the ball at someone" that the ball may be passed between players between deliveries. Make people feel "In the game" Cricket can be a long ol' game if you're stuck in the field, and nothing is coming your way; especially in First-Class or Test cricket which can go on for 4-...


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