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How is a cricketer’s batting average calculated?

In cricket, a player’s batting average is the total number of runs he has scored divided by the number of times he has been out. Since the number of runs a player scores and how often he gets out are primarily measures of his playing ability, and largely independent of his team mates, the batting average is a good statistic …

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ow does a cricketer get inducted into the ICC Hall of fame?

Taking cue from sports bodies around the world, the ICC and Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations launched the ‘Hall of Fame’ as part of the centenary year celebrations. Initially, 55 cricketers – from Richie Benaud to Sunil Gavaskar – were inducted. The inductees received a Fame cap. The elected members also get a chance to recommend other cricketers as inductees. …

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How did positions on the cricket field get their names?

The words ‘on’ and ‘off’ originate from the offside and near side of a horse or carriage, the ‘offside’ being the opposite side, which a driver walks or rider mounts. The origin of the word ‘slips’ is hinted at in an early description of the long stop, who “is required to cover many slips from the bat”. Early cricket writers …

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How are jersey numbers allotted to cricket players?

The 1995-96 World Cup series in Australia saw the first use of shirt numbers in international cricket, with most players assigned their number and some players getting to choose their number. Other countries soon adopted the practice, but it wasn’t until several years later that players would consistently wear the same number all year. Player numbering was first used in …

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Cricket

Cricket — Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as “true crickets”), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets (family Tettigoniidae). They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae. There are about 900 species of crickets. They tend to be nocturnal and are often confused with grasshoppers because they have a similar body structure …

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Stories in English For Students And Children

Stories in English For Students And Children

Stories in English: In our large collection of children’s stories from around the world you will find jungle tales, bedtime stories, funny stories, short stories, stories of friendships and much more… Some stories will make you laugh, some will get you thinking, some will inspire, and some will ignite your imagination. Delve into this treasure-trove of juvenile fiction. Stories in …

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