Getting out in Cricket
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 11th 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.
List of Ways to Get Out in Cricket
- Caught - the most common way a player is given out, when the ball is caught before hitting the ground. The ball may also come off the batters 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.
- Bowled: when the wicket is knocked down by a bowled ball.
- Leg Before Wicket (LBW): If 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.
- Handled The Ball: wilfully handling the ball with a hand not touching the bat without consent of the opposite side.
- Obstructing The Field: when a batsman wilfully obstructs the opposition by word or action.
- Hit The Ball Twice: unless he is protecting his wicket or has consent of the opposition.
- Timed Out: Next batsman due takes longer than three minutes to be on the field and ready to face a ball (or at the opposite crease).