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Popular Term in Cricket. - A Bat & Ball Game - Wiz Sports

Popular Term in Cricket. - A Bat & Ball Game

Popular Term in Cricket. - A Bat & Ball Game

You should be familiar with terms like batsman, bowler, umpire, stumps, and so on by now. Now, let's go over the terminology used in the game.

  • Striker −  A batsman facing the bowler is referred to as a striker, while the opposite end is referred to as a non-striker.

  • Off-side/leg-side − One half of the ground is referred to as off-side, while the other is referred to as leg-side. The pitch in front of a right-handed batsman's body as he takes a strike, i.e. the right side of the pitch, is called off-side. Similarly, leg-side refers to the left half of the pitch, or the pitch behind his body while taking a strike.

  • Run − In cricket, a run is the basic scoring unit. It is scored when a striker hits the bowled ball and runs between the stumps with a non-striker. It is typically scored in one, two, and three digits

  • Four − The batsman's hit ball rolls on the ground and crosses the boundary rope. Then it is referred to as a boundary or four runs.

  • Six −  the shot that ensures the ball lands directly outside the rope, and the batsman is given six runs. 

  • No-ball − No-ball occurs when a bowler's foot crosses the popping crease while delivering the ball. A no-ball is also a ball bowled above the waist of the batsman without pitching on the ground.

  • Wide − A wide ball is one that is bowled away from the batsman and moves wide of the return crease on the batting end's off-side. Another definition is a wide ball, which is a ball that bounces over the batsman's head after pitching.

  • Out − When a batsman is out, the next person on the batting side has the opportunity to play until 10 players out of 11 are dismissed in various ways. The most common ways to escape are to be Bowled, Caught, Run-out, LBW, or Stumped.

  • Bowled − Bowled is a method of getting out in which the batsman misses the bowled ball and the stumps behind are disturbed.

  • Caught − A batsman is declared out when a fielder catches the batsman's full-hit ball. It is called caught-behind if it is caught by the wicket-keeper.

  • LBW − LBW is an abbreviation for leg-before-wicket. When a batsman tries to play the ball with his body that is directed on to the stumps, he is declared out as lbw

  • Run-out − Run-out occurs when a fielder disturbs the stumps with the ball in hand while the batsman is not in the crease after playing a shot.

  • Stumped − A batsman moves out of the crease to play a ball and misses; the keeper gathers the ball and hits the stumps with the ball in hand. The batsman is then declared out as stumped.

  • Spin bowling − Spin bowlers run a short distance from the stumps and release the ball with their wrists or fingers to get the most revolutions. After pitching, the ball in the air spins. Spin bowling is divided into two types: off-break and leg-break.

  • Fast bowling − Bowlers sprint and deliver the ball to the batsman at high speed. They take long run-ups from stumps to accomplish this. Popular fast bowling variations include slow-medium, medium-fast, and fast.

  • Extra runs − Extra runs are all the runs given by the fielding team when the batsmen do not hit the ball with the bat. For example, wide, no-ball, and so on.

  • Innings − During a session in which either the batting team is all-out or the fielding team has completed the allowed number of overs.