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A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 632 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1446 × 1372 pixel, file size: 394 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mike Powell batting for Warwickshire against Cambridge UCCE, at Fenners cricket ground in Cambridge, 15 April 2006. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 632 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1446 × 1372 pixel, file size: 394 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mike Powell batting for Warwickshire against Cambridge UCCE, at Fenners cricket ground in Cambridge, 15 April 2006. ... Warwickshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Warwickshire. ... Powell playing against Cambridge UCCE, April 2006 Michael James Powell (born 5 April 1975 in Bolton) is an English cricketer who plays for Warwickshire County Cricket Club. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ...

  • Any player in the act of batting.
  • A player whose speciality in the game is batting.

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Andrew Strauss batting for England during the 2005 NatWest Series In the sport of cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the cricket ball with a cricket bat in order to score runs without getting out. ...

The batting role

During the play of a cricket match, two members of the batting team are on the field, while their team-mates wait off the field. Those two players are the current batsmen. Each batsman stands near one of the two wickets at either end of the cricket pitch near the centre of the ground. M*A*S*H, see Sticky Wicket (M*A*S*H episode). ... A cricket pitch is the central strip of the playing area between the wickets. ...


The two batsmen have different roles:

  • The striker stands in front of the wicket nearest him and attempts to defend it from balls bowled by the opposing bowler from the other wicket.
  • The non-striker stands inactive near the bowler's wicket.

While defending his wicket, the striker may also hit the ball into the field and attempt to run to the opposite wicket, exchanging places with the non-striker. This scores a run. The two batsmen may continue to exchange places, scoring additional runs, until members of the fielding team collect and return the ball to either wicket. See run (cricket) for further details. Bold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textBold textA delivery or ball in cricket is a single action of bowling a... Muttiah Muralitharan bowling A bowler in the sport of cricket is usually a player whose speciality is bowling, analogous to a pitcher in baseball. ... In the sport of cricket, a run is the basic unit of scoring. ... In the sport of cricket, a run is the basic unit of scoring. ...


While the striker's position is dictated by the necessity to defend the bowled ball from hitting his wicket, the non-striker typically takes a few steps away from his wicket as the bowler delivers the ball, in preparation to run.


Batting skills

The skills required to be a good batsman vary with the type of cricket game being played and the situation of the game. Generally a batsman is required to score runs as quickly as possible without taking unnecessary risks and losing his wicket. At other times a batsman may be required to simply occupy the crease (stay in) as long as possible so as to prevent the bowling team from winning the game before time runs out. Batting average and strike rate are standard statistical measures of a batsman's ability, although their objective values are a favoured subject of debate amongst fans. M*A*S*H, see Sticky Wicket (M*A*S*H episode). ... In the sport of cricket, the crease is the area demarcated by white lines painted or chalked on the field of play. ... Darren Gough bowling In the sport of cricket, bowling is the action of propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Strike rate refers to two different statistics in the sport of cricket. ...


Batsmen also have specialties within the skill. Some are opening batsmen (openers), meaning that they are the first players to bat in an innings. This specialty requires patience and fortitude to face the best opposition bowlers who are normally used first; typically these bowlers are fast bowlers, so an ability against fast pitched bowling is useful. In addition, a new cricket ball will keep its speed better when it bounces, which gives opening batsmen less time to play their shots. A new cricket ball will also have a tendency to move laterally when pitched as the seam is still prominent. However, an older ball may swing more or even reverse swing. An innings, or inning, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably baseball and cricket – during which one team attempts to score while the other team attempts to prevent the first from scoring. ... Swing bowling is a technique used for bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Swing bowling is a technique used for bowling in the sport of cricket. ...


Following the opening batsmen are the middle-order batsmen (sometimes #3 is not considered middle-order). They are generally more free-scoring than the openers, partly because of their style and partly because the openers will have hopefully tired the bowlers and taken the shine and bounce from the new ball, so it should be easier to score runs.

An artwork depicting the history of the cricket bat. (Click on the image for larger view)
An artwork depicting the history of the cricket bat. (Click on the image for larger view)

After the recognised batsmen, the batting team's bowlers bat. Bowlers generally spend more time practising bowling, and so their batting is usually not as accomplished as the recognised batsmen. Particularly bad batsmen are known as rabbits. On occasion some truly woeful batsmen have been referred to as ferrets as 'they go in after the rabbits.' Image File history File links Download high resolution version (956x866, 484 KB) Summary Artwork. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (956x866, 484 KB) Summary Artwork. ... Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven. ...


Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman, "The Don", is universally accepted as the greatest exponent of the art of batting that the game has ever seen. His record is without peer. Sir Donald George Bradman AC (27 August 1908—25 February 2001), often called The Don, was an Australian cricketer, administrator and writer on the game, generally acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. ...


Some players, known as all-rounders, are reasonably good at batting and bowling and may occupy any position in the batting lineup but few are opening batsmen and obviously none is a rabbit (or they wouldn't be all-rounders!). An all-rounder is a cricket player who excels at both batting and bowling. ...


The wicket-keeper also bats and is expected to be at least an adequate batsman: the choice of wicket-keepers for international teams is often influenced by their batting ability. A wicket keeper in characteristic position, ready to face a delivery. ...


All of the above are generalisations and many exceptions can be found in the history of cricket. The game of cricket has a known history spanning from the 16th century to the present day, with international matches played since 1844, although the official history of international Test cricket began in 1877. ...


Batswoman?

The term batsman is widely used in both men's and women's cricket. Attempts to use a gender-neutral term like "batter", or the specific term "batswoman' in the women's form of the game have met with little or no success, and are generally rebuffed by the players themselves.


Some noted batsmen by country

Bold used to indicate a current player


Flag of Australia Australia

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... David Clarence Boon, usually referred to as Boony (born December 29, 1960, in Launceston, Tasmania) is a former Australian cricketer of the 1980s and 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sir Donald George Bradman (August 27, 1908 - February 25, 2001) was an Australian cricket player who is universally regarded as the greatest batsman of all time, and one of Australias greatest popular heroes. ... Gregory Stephen Chappell (born 7 August 1948 in Unley, South Australia) is a former cricketer who captained Australia between 1975 and 1977 and then joined the breakaway World Series Cricket (WSC) organisation, before returning to the Australian captaincy in 1979, which he held until 1983. ... Belinda Jane Clark (born 10 September 1970 in Newcastle, New South Wales) is a female Australian cricketer, who has played international cricket since 1991. ... Adam Craig Gilchrist (born 14 November 1971), nicknamed Gilly or Church,[1] is an Australian cricketer. ... Matthew Lawrence Hayden (born 29 October 1971 in Kingaroy, Queensland to Laurence and Moya Hayden) is an Australian and Queensland cricketer. ... Michael Edward Killeen Hussey (born 27 May 1975, Morley, Western Australia) is an Australian cricketer. ... Archie Jackson Archibald (Archie) Jackson (September 5, 1909, Scotland - February 16, 1933, Brisbane, Queensland) was an Australian Test cricketer. ... Damien Richard Martyn (born October 21, 1971 in Darwin, Northern Territory) is a former Australian cricketer. ... William (Billy) Lloyd Murdoch (born 18 October 1854 in Sandhurst, Victoria - died 18 February 1911 in Melbourne, Victoria) was an Australian cricketer, probably best remembered for captaining the Australian tours to England in 1880, 1882 (when the Ashes legend was born), and 1884. ... Ricky Thomas Ponting (born December 19, 1974, in Launceston, Tasmania) is an Australian cricketer and current captain of the Australia national cricket team (for both One-Day International and Test cricket). ... William Harold Ponsford (born 19 October 1900, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) was an Australian cricketer. ... Karen Louise Rolton (born on 21 November 1974) is one of the biggest names in Australian womens cricket. ... Justin Lee Langer (born 21 November 1970 in Perth) is a former Australian cricketer, more specificially a left-handed batsman. ... Mark Anthony Taylor (born 27 October 1964 in Leeton, New South Wales; nicknamed Tubby or Tubs) was an Australian cricket player and Test opening batsman from 1988–1999, as well as captain from 1994–1999, succeeding Allan Border. ... Victor Thomas Trumper (born November 2, 1877 in Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, died June 28, 1915, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales) was a famous Australian batsman in the sport of cricket. ... Stephen Rodger Waugh AO (born June 2, 1965 in Canterbury, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer and was the captain of the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004. ... Mark Edward Waugh AM (born June 2, 1965 in Sydney) is a former Australian cricketer, who represented Australia in Test matches from early 1991 to late 2002, and made his one-day international debut in 1988. ...

Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh

Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Mohammad Ashraful (born September 9, 1984 in Dhaka) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. ... Qazi Habibul Bashar (Bengali: ) (born August 17, 1972 in Nagakanda, Kushtia) is a Bangladeshi cricketer, and the current captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team. ... Shahriar Nafees Ahmed (Bengali: ) (born January 25, 1986 in Dhaka) is a Bangladeshi Cricketer. ...

Flag of England England

Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. ... Michael Andrew Atherton (born March 23, 1968) is a broadcaster, journalist and retired cricket player. ... Kenneth Frank Barrington, generally known as Ken Barrington, was an English cricketer who played for the English test team and Surrey County Cricket Club. ... Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE, (born 24 November 1955) is a retired England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator. ... Geoffrey Boycott OBE (born October 21, 1940) is a former Yorkshire and England cricketer. ... Denis Charles Scott Compton CBE (23 May 1918 - 23 April 1997) was an English cricketer and footballer. ... Michael Colin Cowdrey, Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge CBE (December 24, 1932 - December 4, 2000) was an English cricketer, born in Ootacamund (India). ... Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji (born June 13, 1905 in Kathiawar, India - died December 5, 1959 in Bombay - now Mumbai) was a cricketer who played for England. ... Graham Alan Gooch (born July 23, 1953) is a former cricket captain for Essex and England. ... David Ivon Gower (born April 1, 1957) is a retired cricket player and current cricket broadcaster. ... William Gilbert Grace (July 18, 1848–October 23, 1915) was an English cricketer who, by his extraordinary skills, made cricket perhaps the first modern spectator sport, and who developed most of the techniques of modern batting. ... Walter Reginald Hammond (June 19, 1903 - July 1, 1965), often known as Wally Hammond, was an English cricketer, who played for Gloucestershire and England, primarily as a batsman, in a career that straddled (and was disrupted by) the Second World War. ... Sir John Berry Jack Hobbs (born 16 December 1882 in Cambridge, England, died 21 December 1963 in Hove, Sussex) played cricket for Surrey and England. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... Kevin Peter Pietersen MBE (born 27 June 1980 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa) is an English cricketer. ... Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji (10 September 1872–2 April 1933) was an Indian nobleman and Test cricketer who played for the English cricket team. ... Alec James Stewart OBE (born 8 April 1963 in Merton, Surrey) is a retired English cricketer, a right-handed batsman-wicketkeeper and former captain of the English cricket team. ... Herbert Sutcliffe (born November 24, 1894, Summerbridge, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England; died January 22, 1978, Cross Hills, Yorkshire, England) was arguably the greatest opening batsman in cricket history and undoubtedly one of the greatest players of any type the game has known. ... Graham Paul Thorpe MBE (born August 1, 1969 in Farnham, Surrey) is an English cricketer who played for Surrey and England. ... Alias, see Michael Vaughn. ...

Flag of India India

Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Mohammed Azharuddin. ... Rahul Sharad Dravid (Marathi:राहुल शरद द्रविड , Kannada:ರಾಹುಲ್‌ ಶರದ್‌ ದ್ರಾವಿಡ)   (born 11 January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh)[1] is an Indian cricketer, and the former captain of the Indian national cricket team. ... Sourav Chandidas Ganguly (Bengali: ) ( ) (first name occasionally spelt Saurav) is an Indian cricketer. ... Sunil Manohar Gavaskar   (Marathi:सुनिल मनोहर गावसकर) (born July 10, 1949 at Bombay, Maharashtra), nicknamed Sunny, was a cricket player during the 1970s and 1980s for Bombay and India. ... Vijay Samuel Hazare (11 March 1915–18 December 2004) was an Indian cricket player from the state of Maharashtra. ... Ajaysinhji Daulatsinhji Jadeja   was born on February 1, 1971 in Jamnagar, Gujarat. ... Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman (born November 1, 1974, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh), better known as V. V. S. Laxman, is a member of the Indian national cricket team. ... Vijaysingh Madhavji Merchant (born October 12, 1911 in Bombay; died October 27, 1987, Bombay) was an Indian cricketer. ... Virender Sehwag   (born 20 October 1978, in Delhi) also known as Veeru is an Indian cricketer (batsman) and member of the Indian national cricket team since 1999 (one-dayers) and 2001 (Tests). ... Ravishankar (Ravi) Jayadritha Shastri   (born 27 May 1962 in Mumbai (Bombay), India) is a former Indian cricketer. ... “Tendulkar” redirects here. ... Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar (born April 6, 1956 in Rajapur, Maharashtra) was an Indian cricketer. ... Gundappa R. Vishwanath (born 12 February 1949) is an Indian cricketer, commonly regarded as one of the four great Indian batsmen along with his brother-in-law Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. ...

Flag of New Zealand New Zealand

Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Nathan John Astle (born 15 September 1971 in Christchurch) is former member of the New Zealand cricket team. ... Martin David Crowe (born September 22, 1962 in Henderson) is a former New Zealand cricket player. ... Charles Stewart Stewie Dempster (born November 15, 1903 in Wellington, died February 14, 1974 in Wellington) was a former New Zealand cricketer and coach. ... Stephen Paul Fleming (born in Christchurch on 1 April 1973) is the former Test captain of the New Zealand cricket team, known as the Black Caps, and currently captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. ... Andrew Howard Jones (born May 9, 1959, Wellington) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 39 Tests and 87 ODIs from 1987 to 1995. ... Glenn Maitland Turner (b. ... John Geoffrey Wright (born July 5, 1954 in Darfield, Canterbury) was an international cricketer representing - and captaining- New Zealand, and, following his retirement in 1993, coaching the Indian national cricket team from 2000 to 2005. ...

Flag of Pakistan Pakistan

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ijaz Ahmed (born September 20, 1968 in Sialkot) was a Pakistani cricketer who played 60 Tests and 250 one-day internationals for Pakistan over a period from 1986 to 2001. ... Saeed Anwar ([[]]: سعید انور) born. ... Hanif Mohammed (born 21 December 1934 in Junagadh, Gujarat, India) was one of Pakistans greatest cricketers, playing for the Pakistani cricket team in 55 Test matches between 1952/53 and 1969/70 and averaging a fine 43. ... For the cricketer of the same name from the West Indies, see Imran Khan (Trinidad and Tobago cricketer). ... Inzamam-ul-Haq (born 3 March 1970) is a Pakistani cricketer. ... Mohammad Javed Miandad (Urdu: محمد جاوید میانداد ) (born June 12, 1957), known in the Cricketing World as Javed Miandad (Urdu: جاوید میانداد), was born in Karachi, Pakistan. ... Majid Jahangir Khan is a former cricket player, specialist batsman and former captain of the Pakistan cricket team. ... Mudassar Nazar (born April 6, 1956, Lahore, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer with a career in test cricket for Pakistan and in league cricket in Pakistan and England. ... Mushtaq Mohammad Crickter - Pakistan Full name Mushtaq Mohammad Born 22 November 1943, Junagadh, Gujarat, India Batting style Right-hand bat Bowling style Legbreak googly Test debut Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore - Mar 26-31, 1959 Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Perth - Mar 24-29, 1979 ODI debut New... Rameez Hasan Raja (born 14 August 1962 in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), Pakistan) is a former Pakistani cricketer who is now a commentator and has become the voice of Pakistan cricket. ... Saleem Malik (Urdu: سلیم ملک) (born April 16, 1963) is a former Pakistani cricketer [1981/82 - 1999] who once captained the Pakistani cricket team. ... Aamer Sohail (Urdu: عامر سہیل) (born Mohammad Aamer Sohail Ali on September 14, 1966 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan) is a former professional Pakistani cricketer and PCB Chief Selector. ... Mohammad Younis Khan (Urdu/Pushtu: محمد یونس خان), (born November 29, 1977 in Mardan, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan) popularly known as Younis Khan is a Pakistani cricketer and member of the Pakistani cricket team since February 2000. ... Mohammad Yousuf (Urdu: محمد یوسف; formerly Yousuf Youhana, Urdu: یوسف یوحنا) (born 27 August 1974, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan) is a Pakistani cricketer who has been a member of the Pakistani national cricket team since 1998. ... Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani (Urdu: سید ظہیر عباس کرمانی) (born 24 July 1947) is a former Pakistani cricketer. ...

Flag of South Africa South Africa

Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Herschelle Herman Gibbs (born 23 February 1974 in Cape Town) is a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman. ... Jacques Henry Kallis (born 16 October 1975 in Cape Town) is a South African cricketer. ... Gary Kirsten (born 23 November 1967) was a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman. ... Bruce Mitchell (born January 8, 1909, Johannesburg, Transvaal, died July 1, 1995, Abbotsford, South Africa) was a South African cricketer who played in 42 Tests from 1929 to 1949. ... Arthur Dudley Nourse (12 November 1910 - 14 August 1981) played 34 tests for South Africa. ... Robert Graeme Pollock (born February 27, 1944, Durban, Natal) is one of South Africas most famous cricketers. ... Barry Anderson Richards (born July 21, 1945 in Durban) was one of South Africas finest ever cricketers and arguably the greatest opening batsman produced by his country. ... Graeme Craig Smith (born 1 February 1981 in Johannesburg) is a cricketer who became the youngest ever player to captain the South African cricket team at the age of 22 years when he was selected to take over from Shaun Pollock after the 2003 Cricket World Cup. ... Herbert Wilfred Taylor (5 May 1889 - 8 February 1973) played 42 tests for South Africa and he was one of the best batsman in his time. ...

Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Marvan Samson Atapattu (born 22 November 1970 in Kalutara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and was captain until a back injury forced him to miss the series against England in May 2006, where Mahela Jayawardene took over as Test and ODI captain. ... Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva (born 17 October 1965 in Colombo) was a Sri Lankan cricketer, and is considered one of the finest batsmen ever produced by the country. ... Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (born 30 June 1969 in Matara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. ... Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, known as Mahela Jayawardene, born 27 May 1977, is the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. ... Roshan Siriwardene Mahanama (born 31 May 1966 in Colombo) is an international cricket referee. ... Arjuna Ranatunga (born 1 December 1963) is a Sri Lankan cricketer-turned politician. ... Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara (born 27 October 1977 at Matale) is a Sri Lankan cricketer. ...

Flag of British West Indies West Indies

Image File history File links West_Indies_Cricket_Board_Flag. ... Learie Constantine, was one of the first great West Indian players. ... Shivnarine Shiv Chanderpaul (born 16 August 1974 in Unity Village, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana) is a cricketer, and former captain of the West Indies cricket team. ... Christopher (Chris) Henry Gayle (born September 21, 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge was a West Indian cricketer, born May 1, 1951 in Black Bess, St. ... Desmond Leo Haynes (born February 15, 1956 in Barbados) is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. ... Categories: Stub | West Indian cricketers | Jamaica cricketers | West Indian test cricketers | West Indian batsmen | Wisden Cricketers of the Year ... Alvin Issac Kallicharran was (born 21 March 1945) a West Indian batsman during the 1970s. ... Rohan Bholalall Kanhai (born December 26, 1935 in Port Mourant, Berbice, British Guiana) was a right-handed West Indian batsman in the late fifties, sixties and early seventies. ... Brian Charles Lara (born May 2, 1969) (nicknamed, The Prince of Port-of-Spain or simply The Prince) was a peerless record-breaking cricketer, and the finest batsman to have graced the gentlemans game. ... Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE, born 31 August 1944 in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), is a former West Indies cricketer. ... Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards (born St Johns, Antigua on 7 March 1952), better known by his second name, Vivian or, more popularly, simply as Viv is a former West Indian cricketer. ... Richard Benjamin Richardson was born January 12th 1962 in Five Islands Village, Antigua. ... Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan (born June 23, 1980,Wakenaam Island, Guyana) is a West Indian cricketer of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity and captain of the West Indies cricket team. ... Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers (born July 28, 1936 in Barbados), better known as Garry Sobers, was a West Indies cricket player. ... Clyde Leopold Walcott (born 17 January 1926 in St. ... Everton de Courcy Weekes (born 26 February 1925, Pickwick Gap, Westbury, St Michael, Barbados) was a West Indian cricketer. ... Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (born 1 August 1924, Bridgetown Barbados, died 13 March 1967, Kingston, Jamaica) was a West Indian cricketer and Jamaican senator. ...

Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ... Andrew Andy Flower (born 28 April 1968 in Cape Town, South Africa) was a cricket player for Zimbabwe and arguably its greatest. ... Grant William Flower (born December 20, 1970 in Salisbury - now Harare) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. ... David Laud Houghton (born on 23 June 1957 in Bulawayo) is a former Zimbabwean Test cricketer. ...

See also

An all-rounder is a cricket player who excels at both batting and bowling. ... Muttiah Muralitharan bowling A bowler in the sport of cricket is usually a player whose speciality is bowling, analogous to a pitcher in baseball. ... Fielding in the sport of cricket is what fielders do to collect the ball when it is struck by the batsman in such a way as to either limit the number of runs that the batsman scores or get the batsman out by catching the ball or running the batsman... A wicket keeper in characteristic position, ready to face a delivery. ... This is a general glossary of the terminology used in the sport of cricket. ...

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Batsman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (733 words)
Each batsman stands near one of the two wickets at either end of the cricket pitch near the centre of the ground.
Generally a batsman is required to score runs as quickly as possible without taking unnecessary risks and losing his wicket.
"Batsman" is occasionally used in baseball as an olde-timey sounding synonym for batter; however, it is generally only used to describe the result of being hit by a pitch.
Batting (cricket) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2694 words)
Once a batsman is 'out', he is replaced by a team mate until ten out of eleven players in his team are 'out' and their innings is closed.
The best batsman of the team is usually put at number 3 or 4, to protect him from the difficulties of batting against the best bowlers on a fresh pitch and to allow him to play a long innings.
For example, a lower-order batsman is sometimes sent in at number 3 with instructions to pinch-hit (playing aggressively in an attempt to score more runs in fewer balls - a term borrowed from baseball) to score quick runs and shield better players, as his wicket (as a less accomplished lower-order batsman) is less valuable anyway.
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