Fielding (cricket)

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In cricket, one team puts all of its players in the field and tries to stop the other team from scoring. These players in the field are called fielders, and they can get the other team's players out by hitting a wicket with the ball when the other team's players are not in the batsman's ground of the wicket.

Fielding positions[change | change source]

Fielding positions for a right-handed batter

Fielders can stand anywhere in the field, and there are many names for the different parts of the field they can stand in. Most of the names are based on what angle the fielder stands away from the batter (it also depends on whether the batter is left-handed or right-handed), and how far away they are from the batter.[1]

Some common fielding positions are the wicketkeeper and the bowler.

References[change | change source]

  1. "What is the origin of cricket terms such as Long On, Gully, Silly Mid On - and what's the difference between a Yorker and a Full Toss? | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk". www.theguardian.com. Retrieved 2020-11-11.