There are 10 ways that a player can be given out in the game of cricket, all of them listed below. A batsman may also retire out, sometimes called the unofficial 10th way out. A player in most cases cannot be given out when there is a no ball or wide, except for the circumstances of a run out, handling the ball, and obstructing the fielder.
The most common way a player can be out is caught. The next most common, in order, are bowled, LBW, run out, and stumped.
List of Ways to Get Out in Cricket
- Caught - the most common way a player is given out is when the ball is caught before hitting the ground. The ball may also come off the batter's hand/glove, and may also be deflected from other parts of the batter or fielder, as long as it does not come in contact with the ground before it is caught.
- Bowled: when the wicket (stumps) is knocked down by a bowled ball.
- Leg Before Wicket (LBW): If the ball hits the batsman but would have hit the wicket if the batsman was not there (and the ball does not pitch on the leg side of the wicket, unless no stroke was attempted)
- Stumped: the wicket-keeper puts down the wicket while the batsman is out of his crease and not attempting a run.
- Run Out: when the wicket is put down while no part of his bat or person is grounded behind the popping crease
- Hit Wicket: When the striker breaks the wicket while playing a shot or avoiding a delivery. This can be with the bat or with the body.
- Obstructing The Field: when a batsman willfully obstructs the opposition by word or action.
- Hit The Ball Twice: unless he is protecting his wicket or has the consent of the opposition.
- Timed Out: Next batsman due takes longer than three minutes to be on the field and be ready to face a ball (or at the opposite crease).
- Retired Out: If any batter retired for any reason other than injury or incapacity, they may resume the innings only with the consent of the opposing captain. If they fail to resume their innings, they are considered out.
- Handled The Ball: This eleventh way of getting out is no longer an official mode of dismissal, as after amendments to the Laws in 2017 it is now covered by Obstructing the field. Handled The Ball involved willfully handling the ball with a hand (that is not touching the bat) without the consent of the opposition team.