• Names for Field position in Cricket Field

    ‘A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words’.

    So, here is the Field position for your cricket lovers & whoever is learning cricket recently. This is mainly useful when you are listening to cricket commentary.

    The commentators & experts use these names a lot of times during every IPL match. You sit baffled what the hell is Fine Leg (is it fields leg?). No more confusions. Once you are familiar with these names, you would instantly know which field position the commentator is mentioning.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off_side

    Cricket Field Positions Fully Covered

    Cricket Field Positions Fully Covered

    You learned bit of field position names.

    Is that all about fielding?

    You wanna know few points about field setting restrictions in the modern day cricket? Here it goes.

    Field Setting Restrictions in Cricket

    1. Common Field Restrictions

    • More than 5 fielders are not allowed on the leg side of batsmen at any point of time.
    • Fielders cannot move their position while the bowler starts to bowl & till the batsmen plays the ball.
    • Fielders are not allowed to stop the ball using their cap or other accessories. (5 runs will be awarded to batting team if done so).

    There are more list of rules related cricketing which is hard to mention here. So, here is a reference link – Wiki Cricket Field Restrictions

    Also Read: India vs Australia 3rd ODI March 2019

    2. Powerplays Rules – Fielders Outside 30 Yard Circle

    Here the field setting restrictions is explained for One Day & T20. It is basically about the number of fields allowed outside the 30 yard circle (white dotted circle in the above image).

    One Day International Matches

    1. Power-play 1: Overs 1 – 10 -> Max 2 Fielders Outside 30 Yard circle
    2. Power-play 2: Overs 11 – 40 -> Max 4 Fielders Outside
    3. Power-Play 3: Overs 41 – 50 -> Max 5 Fielders Outside

    T20 International & IPL

    1. Power-Play: Overs 1 – 6 -> Max 2 Fielders Outside 30-Yard
    2. Other Overs: 7 – 20 -> Max 5 Fielders Outside.


    Author: Pooja

    I am also one among Cricket's Die Hard Fans in India. Passionate Cricketer & blogger on Programming, Sports & Technology Updates. Love IPL's every season for the excitements that It bring. I don't need any more entertainment for the summer than this.

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