Here is your guide to some cricket glossary. Terms that you must know about the sport so you do not come across as a person, who is completely oblivious to the existence of it, especially if you come from a country full of cricket fans.
- All out - - The batting team is said to be all out when ten of its eleven batsmen are dismissed. The eleventh batsman cannot continue without a partner, and is recorded as 'not out' in the score book.
- All - rounder - - A player who can both bat and bowl, or occasionally, both bat and keep wicket.
- Appeal - - The fielding side's invitation to the umpire to give a batsman out, answered with an upraised finger or a call of 'not out'. Any member of the side may make an appeal, but if the fielding captain feels a batsman has been given out wrongly - for example, a catch not taken cleanly - he may withdraw the appeal and reinstate the batsman.
- Cabbage patch - - An under - prepared, uneven pitch on which the ball behaves unpredictably, making batting very difficult. Also called cart track.
- Carrying his bat - - Strictly, used only of an opener who survives while all ten of his teammates are out.
- Crease - The spot where a batman is standing is called a crease. There is actually a line marking his crease and he needs to get behind it after running down the pitch or he will be run - out.
- Finger spinner - - Bowler who uses his fingers to spin the ball. For a right - arm bowler, this term is synonymous with off spinner.
- Full toss - - A ball that reaches the batsman without pitching.
- Golden duck - A special case of a duck in which the batsman is out on his first delivery of an innings.
- Hit wicket - - The striker is out hit wicket if, in playing the ball or setting off for his first run, he breaks the wicket with his bat, person or clothing
- Off side - - The side of the pitch away from the batsman's legs as he faces the bowler, i. e. to the bowler's left for a right - handed batsman.
- Yorker - - A ball bowled to pitch at the batsman's feet, to pass under his bat and hit the wicket.
We think this information is enough if you are a beginner but if you know the above bit about Cricket, you will definitely not be just a bored listener in between a cricket conversation next time.
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