Rules of Cricket

The Rules of Cricket explores the famously intricate Laws of Cricket from the most basic understanding of how to play cricket in its various formats (Test, ODI, T20 and The Hundred). There are a different set of rules for each role, so we’ll discuss the Laws related to the respective roles of batsman, bowler, fielder, and wicket keeper separately.

The umpires are there to enforce these rules of cricket and convey their decisions to the scorers and the audience.

How Many Bouncers are Allowed in an Over? - Laws on Bouncers in Different Forms

How Many Bouncers are Allowed in an Over? – Laws on Bouncers in Different Forms

Bouncers can be an effective weapon for pace bowlers but there are laws in place to restrict their use. Let’s answer the question relating to the number of bouncers that can be used in an over. How Many Bouncers Are Allowed in An Over? Laws relating to bouncers differ depending on the form of the …

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The Hansie Cronje Match Fixing Scandal - A Piece of Cricket History

Innings Declaration in Cricket – 10 Controversial Declarations in Cricket History

It’s a strategic option for a batting side and it can be used in a number of circumstances. In this article I’m going to look at the subject of innings declarations – what they mean and when they can be employed. What is a Declaration in Cricket? An innings can be declared at any time …

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What is a Beamer in Cricket? Dangerous Bowling and Unfair Play Rules

There are some deliveries, like the beamer in cricket that are dangerous to the batsman. However, it involves serious consequences to the bowler, no matter whether it was accidental or intentional. What is a Beamer Ball? A beamer delivery is an illegal ball in cricket which reaches the batsman at above waist height, without bouncing. …

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Limited Overs Cricket: Introduction and Rules for One Day Cricket

Official limited overs cricket matches were introduced in England in the 1960s. The international game followed suit in 1971 and the various formats are arguably the most popular within the sport. In Short So what are the main differences between test cricket and limited overs cricket? Test cricket follows the laws of the first class …

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Cricket Field and Cricket Pitch Sizes – Understanding the Cricket Ground

The cricket field and pitch are two very different parts of the cricket ground. In order to avoid confusion, the field and the pitch carry very specific definitions and their dimensions are also clearly defined. In the following article, we will take a closer look at the different parts of the cricket ground, including the …

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