Thursday, 18 August 2011

More Terminologies Used in cricket

Sight screen – The sightscreen is the board located on the boundary directly behind the bowler.

Silly – Silly is added to the front of fielding positions (such as silly mid-on) when they are located suicidal close to the batsman.

Single – a batsman is said to have scored a single when they successfully score one run..

Six – When a ball soars gloriously over the fence on the full. The batsman is endorsed with six runs.

Skier – A skier is a ball where, in a misguided attempt to slash a six, the batsman as a substitute hits it immediately up in the air.

Slip – Slips are situated at the back the wicket on the off-side, and are expected to catch edges from the batsman

Slog-sweep – A slog is similar to a cow-shot, where the batsman aims a wild take at the ball

Soft hands – The phrase ‘soft hands’ is used a lot by ex-players who have made their way into the commentary box.

Spinner – a spinner is a slow bowler .

Spot fixing – Fixing a particular event in the cricket is known as spot fixing.

Square – the square is the location of the grass pitches on a ground.

Square leg –It is located at right angles of  the batsman and pitch.

 Stroke maker – A stroke maker is a batsman that is good-looking to watch, and plays fashionable shots.

Stumped – A batsman is said to be stumped when, while trying to strike the ball, he leaves the safety of the popping crease and the wicketkeeper successfully removes a bail with the ball.

Stumps – the stumps are the three bits of perpendicular wood (usually ash) that the batsman must protect from the bowler.

Swing – swing occurs when the bowler is able to turn sharply the ball through the air.

Third man – The player who is positioned on the boundary in a line behind the gully fielder is said to be at third man..

Tie – a tie is a when a game is not won, lost, drawn by either team.

Toss – Toss decides which team is going to bowl or field first.

Twelfth man – It is a player who can replace any player in the team in case of any emergency.

Twenty/20 – This form of cricket consist of just 20 20 overs.

Umpire – the umpire is the man who arbitrate and rules over the game

Use his feet – When a batsman comes forward to play a shot then he is said to be using his feet.

Wicketkeeper – the wicketkeeper is the fielder who stands directly behind the batsman.

Wide – a wide is a delivery that the batsman is unable to play.

Yorker – a yorker is a ball that is aimed to land on the popping crease on the full, and slip under the batsman’s blade. 

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