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PITCHING STYLESARM BALL: a type of delivery in cricket. It is a variation delivery bowled by an off spin bowler or slow left-arm orthodox bowler. It is the finger spin equivalent of a wrist spinner's slider or zooter.BOUNCER: a type of delivery, usually bowled by a fast bowler. It is pitched short so that it bounces on the pitch well short of the batsman and rears up to chest or head height (or even higher) as it reaches the batsmanOFF SPIN: is a type of bowling in the sport of cricket which is bowled by an off spinner, a right-handed spin bowler who uses his or her fingers and/or wrist to spin the ball from a right-handed batsman's off side to the leg side (that is, towards the right-handed batsman, or away from a left-handed batsman). DOOSRA: a delivery by an off spin bowler. The doosra is an important part of the off-spin armory.GOOGLY: a type of delivery bowled by a right-arm leg spin bowler.FULL TOSS: is a type of delivery in the sport of cricket. It describes any delivery that reaches the batsman without bouncing on the pitch first.SLIDER: a type of delivery bowled by a wrist spin bowler. Whereas a topspinner is released with the thumb facing the batsman, a slider is bowled with the thumb facing the bowler. On release the wrist and ring finger work to impart backspin to the ballYorker: a term used in cricket that describes a delivery where the cricket ball bounces on the cricket pitch on or near the batsman's popping crease. Since a batsman in a normal stance has his feet on the popping crease, this means the ball is bouncing very near his feet

Common Cricket Expressions1.Grubber: A ball that rolls across the ground. Similar to a baseball “line-drive.” Use: “That ball was a grubber"2. Bunsen: Fast or just realy good. Use: "The pitch is a bunsen"3. Blob: home plate. Use: "the batsman is on blob"4. Chin Music (easy one) "their bowling chin music"5. Bakerloo: hit well. Use: "the batsmen played bakerloo to that ball"6. Pudding: means soft/slow pitch. Use: "the pitch is a pudding"7. Sandshoe crusher: a pitch at the feet. Use: "that was a sandshoe crusher"

BATTINGBACK FOOT CONTACT: position of the bowler at the instant when the back foot lands on the ground just prior to delivering the ball. For a right-handed bowler, the back foot is normally the right foot.DILSCOOP: is a cricket batting stroke. The basis of the stroke is to go on one knee to a good length or slightly short of length delivery off a fast or medium paced bowler and 'scoop' the ball over the head of the wicket keeper. The ball travels straight towards the boundary behind the wicket keeper.MARILLIER SHOT: a modern shot in cricket. It involves using the bat as a ramp to flick a ball backwards over the batsman's shoulder for a boundary. It is a rare, risky and unorthodox shot but when successfully used can be devastating.PADDLE SCOOP: a modern cricketing shot, similar to the Marillier shot. The shot is performed by positioning the body square-on with the ball; with both feet pointing towards the bowler at a perpendicular angle. The bat is used to deflect the ball over the batsman's leg side shoulder thus guiding the ball towards the fine leg region.SLOGGER: a batsman who plays with an attacking mindset with the intention of scoring runs on almost, if not every, delivery.BIFFER: a cricketing slang term for an attacking batsman.

MISCELLANEOUSCENTURY: a batsman reaches his century when he scores 100 or more runs in the innings. The term is also included in "century partnership" which occurs when two batsmen add 100 runs to the team total when they are batting together.WICKET: one of the two sets of three stumps and two bails at either end of the pitch (dimensions). The wicket is guarded by a batsman who, with his bat, attempts to prevent the ball from hitting the wicket. Wicket also refers to the event of a batsman getting out. The batsman is said to have lost his wicket.TAPE BALL: a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape and is used in playing street cricket. This modification of the tennis ball gives it greater weight, speed and distance while still being easier to play with than the conventional cricket ball.HAWK-EYE: a computer system used in cricket, tennis and other sports to visually track the path of the ball and display a record of its most statistically likely path as a moving image.BYE: a run scored by the batting team when the ball has not been hit by the batsman and the ball has not hit the batsman's body.BOWL-OUT: is used in various forms of limited over-times in cricket to decide a match that would otherwise end in a tie. The procedure is similar to a penalty shootout in soccer.BAIL: one of the two smaller sticks placed on top of the three stumps to form a wicket. The bails are used to determine when the wicket is broken, which in turn is one of the critical factors in determining whether a batsman is out bowled, stumped, run out or hit wicket.ALL-ROUNDER: a cricket player who regularly performs well at both batting and bowling.


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