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Cricket Fielding Positions of Team Members
Cricket is basically a game played between two teams of 11 players each. It is played with bat and ball. It consists of a pitch and wicket at each end. The batting side score runs while fielding side tries to prevent the oppositions from scoring the runs and dismiss each player. Cricket is a well known sport and is played throughout the globe. International Cricket Council is an organization which is international governing body of Cricket. It was founded in 1909. It was previously known as Imperial Cricket Conference. Then, it was renamed as International Cricket Council in 1965. International Cricket Council organizes cricket major international tournaments.
There are 11 players in a Cricket team; one of them is a bowler; another is the wicket-keeper. So, the remaining 9 Cricket Fielding Positions can be occupied any time. A captain may move players between fielding positions at any time except the bowler is in the act of bowling to the batsman.
Cricket Fielding Positions:
On and Off Cricket Cricket Fielding Positions:
The area to the left side of a right-handed batsman is called the leg side or the on side and the area to the right side of a right handed batsman is called the off side. If the batsman is left handed, the leg and off sides will be reversed.
Catching Cricket Fielding Positions:
On catching positions, the main aim of putting players is to catch out the batsman rather than to stop or slow down the scoring of runs. The catching positions include:
The players standing behind the batsman along the wicket keeper are known as slips. Often, there are multiple slips next to each other designated as first slip, second slip, third slip, etc. They are meant to catch balls that just edge off the bat.
Slip that is standing at the right side of the wicket keeper (in case of right-handed batsman) is known as leg slip. In case of left-handed batsman, the leg slip will move to the left side of the wicket keeper.
Short Leg is a position where a player catches balls that unintentionally strike the bad or leg pad. The short leg is also known as bat pad.
Gully is a position that is placed between 3rd / 4th slip and the point. The space between the 3rd slip and point is very narrow. That’s why it is called gully.
Other Cricket Fielding Positions:
A Wicket keeper is a player who stands behind the stumps. He catches the ball behind the stumps. He also stumps and run out the batsman when the occasion arises.
Sweeper is a position that is placed near the boundary line. His main role is to prevent a boundary or 4 being scored. Sweeper is also an alternative name for Deep Cover, Deep Extra and Deep Midwicket.
It is a position where player is placed to prevent the batsman from running a single. It is normally about 15-20 yards from the wicket
It is a position where player is placed to prevent the batsman from running two runs or more. It is normally about 50-60 yards from the wicket
Cow Corner is a position on the boundary between deep midwicket and long on.
On the 45
The main purpose of this position is to defend the single. It is on the leg side 45 angle behind the square. It is also known as backward short leg or short fine leg.
Short is a position which means closer to the batsman
Silly point is a position which means very close to the danger. It is called silly because of the danger of getting hit by the batsman.
Deep, Long Position
Deep, Long is a position which means farther away from the batsman.
Right on is a position which means literally right on the boundary.
Square is a position which is somewhere along an imaginary extension of the popping crease.
The Fielder behind the square is known as Fine. It is closer to an extension of an imaginary line along the middle of the pitch bisecting the stumps.
The Fielder in the front of the square is known as Straight. It is closer to an extension of an imaginary line along the middle of the pitch bisecting the stumps.
Wide is a position further from an extension of an imaginary line along the middle of the pitch bisecting the stumps.
Forward is a position in front of the square. It is further towards the end occupied by the bowler and further away from the end occupied by the batsman.
Backward is a position in behind of the square. It is further towards the end occupied by the batsman and further away from the end occupied by the bowler.
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