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The rules of cricket have changed over the centuries. However, there are some basic rules that are still intact. Below are the rules of cricket.

Different ways a Batsmen is given out

There are a number of ways through which a batsman is given out. Wicket is a word that indicates that a bowler has gotten a batsman out.


According to the cricket rule, a ball that has been bowled by a bowler hits the wicket of the striking batsman than he is given out provided one bail is removed by the ball. It does not matter if the ball has been in contact with the batsman’s body, gloves, bat or helmet. However, the ball should not touch another players body or umpire’s body before hitting the stumps.


According to the cricket rule, a batsman is give out if he hits a ball and the ball is out in the air i.e. the ball should not touch the ground. Even if the ball hits the bat, glove or hands’ of the batsman and the fielder catches it, the batsman will be given out. The ball can be caught be a fielder, wicket keeper or the bowler who is bowling the ball.

Leg Before Wicket

This is a different kind of out, in this the ball needs to hit the legs of the striking batsman without coming in contact with batsman’s bat first. The important factor here is that the empire needs to analyze the situation before giving out. He needs to make sure if the batsman wasn’t standing would the ball have hit the wickets. If he believes that yes the ball would have hit the wicket and it is not pitched on the leg side than he can pronounce the batsman out. Nonetheless, if the ball hits batsman outside the line of stump, then he is not to be given out despite the fact that the ball hit his legs without coming in contact with the bat first.


According to the rules of cricket, a batsman is stumped when the wicket keeper disengages his wickets whistle he is out of the crease for a hitting the ball. In-case he is out of the crease to a take a run that it is called run-out.

Hit Wicket

If a batsman accidently sets his wicket down i.e. batsman’s bat or body comes in contact of the wicket and the stumps are dislocated then he is given out, provided that bowler has entered his delivery stried or the ball is in play. Also, if the striking batsman’s hits his wicket down while he is trying to take his first run, he is given out.

Handled the Ball

The batsman is given out, if he willingly holds the ball with the hand that is not touching the bat and without the permission of the opposition.

Timed Out

The new batsman that is going to come in the field either at the strikers end or at the non-strikers end should enter the field within three minutes of the leaving batsman being dismissed.

Hit the Ball twice

According to the rules of cricket, a batman’s is not allowed to hit the ball twice other than then the purpose of protecting his wicket or the opposition has requested him to do so.

Obstruction the field

According to the rules of cricket a batsman is given out if he intentionally obstructs the opposition with either words or actions.

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