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In cricket, is there a distinction between bowlers who excel in maidens and those who excel in taking wickets?

This is actually a thing. A bowler whose main aim to take wickets is known as a strike bowler. An economy bowler will try and keep the run rate low. This is more prevalent in test cricket (4 or 5 days)...
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Why is there no Men's T20I cricket at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

Men's team from several countries were opposed to inclusion of Men's Cricket as it would coincide with already scheduled games. These games were scheduled in advance and maybe postponing isn't ...
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Cricket, run out without bails

Yes, this is a valid dismissal once the decision was made to play without bails. Law 29.4 makes this very clear: After a decision to play without bails, the wicket has been put down if the umpire ...
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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

The relevant law is Law 47.1, 41.7 Bowling of dangerous and unfair non-pitching deliveries 41.7.1 Any delivery, which passes or would have passed, without pitching, above waist height of the striker ...
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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

They can call a no ball - however unless it is obviously above waist-height I would think it to be unlikely. This is because the above-waist-no-ball call is determined relative to the batter standing ...
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