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Old 09-03-2019, 11:31 PM
Jackknifed Juggernaut is offline
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Originally Posted by AK84 View Post
Caught out by far....
Ill point out that a high proportion of catches are balls that are edged and deflected to the wicketkeeper (equivalent of a catcher) or a slip (other fielders positioned to the side of the wicketkeeper) to catch errant or poorly contacted balls. These are essentially the same as foul tips, but due to the flatter bat, can deflect at a variety of angles. Id be interested to know if there are stats on caught behinds vs. high pop ups, and I suppose also vs. hard line drives at fielders. Unlike baseball, it is rare when a cricket batsman is actually trying to hit the ball high in the air.
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