How can a batsman be out in cricket?
In cricket, there are several ways a batsman can be dismissed, which means they are removed from the field and their batting innings comes to an end. Here are the various modes of dismissal in cricket:
The bowler delivers the ball, and it hits the stumps directly without the batsman making contact with the ball.
The batsman hits the ball, and it is caught by a fielder without touching the ground before being caught.
LBW (Leg Before Wicket)
If the ball hits the batsman’s leg in front of the wicket, and the umpire judges that the ball would have gone on to hit the stumps, the batsman is given out.
The fielding team successfully dislodges the stumps with the ball before the batsman reaches the crease while attempting a run.
The batsman steps out of their crease to play a delivery, misses the ball, and the wicketkeeper quickly removes the bails, while the batsman is still out of their crease.
The batsman accidentally knocks the stumps with their bat or body while attempting to play a shot, and the bails are dislodged.
Handled the ball
The batsman deliberately touches the ball with their hand without the permission of the fielding team.
The incoming batsman takes too long to arrive at the crease after the dismissal of the previous batsman.
Obstructing the field
The batsman intentionally obstructs a fielder’s attempt to field the ball.
The batsman voluntarily leaves the field during their innings, typically due to injury or illness.