> I have been watching cricket for quite some time and I have a few
> questions. I'd appreciate someone with more cricket knowledge
> answering some or all of these; pointers to info on the Web may
> also help:
Thank your fortune you came to the right person. Now just take your pens and
jot down the following answers. Remember to read it atleast twice a day for
the next 20 days.
> 1. How does one calculate the "net run rate" (aside from the joke
> "It's the run rate scored in the nets.") :-)
First you have to see the number of men who are engaged in erecting the net,
and then you calculate the time taken for them to erect the net, only
running counts squatting or walking is void. And then you divide the total
taken by the number of persons and thus you arrive at the Net run rate.
> 2.Why do one day players need to have numbers on their back?
> Numbers don't seem neccessary in test cricket.
Otherwise how will the punters know what is their bet.
> 3. If a player performs badly or has a loss of form he is sometimes
> dropped from the team. Why does the same not apply to umpires.
> Do umpires have to explain bad decisions to anyone.
Looking at all the umpires and their perinial state of being out of form u
cannot afford dropping them. No, umpires have to explain good decisions.
> 4. Was there always a "lbw rule"?
Silly isnt it, as if there is a "lbw rule" today.
> 5. If a ball pitches outside leg stump it cannot be given lbw. Why?
because it has to hit the legs.
> 6. Is there any other game that produces as many statistics as
Have you tried Indian politics?
> 7. What is the difference between a "fast medium" and a "medium fast"
> bowler? Can a fast bowler be re-classified as he becomes older
> and therefore slower?
Are you educated, cant you tell its just placment of words? About the
classification part, It depends upon how much money they pay the
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