5 Bowlers to Look Out for World T20 2021

Though it is said that T20 is a game for the batsmen, there are bowlers who can change the scenario at any time. The UAE pitches will be a lot like the Indian pitches, which are expected to favor the spinners. Though it will be silly to rule out the speedsters who can take the tide of the match into their own hands.

T20 is the shortest format of cricket, and cricket fans love those towering sixes and high-scoring enthralling matches. The cricket fanatics who play daily fantasy cricket and other online fantasy cricket games battle it out of the field in what is also a pretty fierce competition.

In this article, we discuss 5 bowlers who can change the course of the match at any time.

RASHID KHAN

The spinning wizard from Afghanistan is a bowler who keeps the wickets tumbling and has a great economic rate. Wherever he plays, be it for the national side, IPL, or Big Bash, he is a batsmen’s nightmare and even the greatest batsmen in world cricket find it hard to hit him for runs. Rashid will be rightfully supported by Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rehman, the latter being a spinner. Nabi will also play a vital role in the Afghan bowling lineup, as he has bags of experience with him.

TABRAIZ SHAMSI

The South African spinner and current number one T20I bowler, Shamsi will be leading the Proteas bowling attack. Shamsi has this uncanny nature of striking with a few loose deliveries, and he will be looking for apt support from other experienced bowlers like Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi. Besides them, bowlers like Chris Morris and Andre Nortje will have key roles in South Africa’s road to glory.

MITCHEL STARC

The Aussie pacer will run down fiercely in search of those early wickets. He is a dream to have for any captain and has experience with him. He is no new to this format or competition and will play a significant role if Australia has to win their maiden T20 World Cup. The Australians will bank on Starc as well as his other pace counterparts like Josh Hazlewood and Kane Richardson to fire all cylinders. The spinning duo of Aston Agar and Adam Zampa is something that will be handy for batsmen as they are in great form currently and Zampa has experience of playing on these sticky, slow, and turning pitches.

TRENT BOULT

Like Starc, the Mumbai Indians’ left-arm bowler, Trent Boult can be Kane Williamson’s main bet towards success. Boult not only picks up wickets but is good at the end of the innings. Besides him, Lockie Ferguson and spinner Ish Sodhi will be crucial and decide how far the Kiwis progress.

JASPRIT BUMRAH

Indian bowling attack and Bumrah have been synonymous for a decent time. The ‘Yorker king’ will come to all guns blazing and his pace variations can be tricky for batsmen to gauge. Bumrah being a wicket-taking and economical bowler can play a game-changing role on any given day. Besides captain Kohli depends on Bumrah at the start and end of the innings. It is to be seen which bowler from the above-mentioned article creates the biggest downside for batsmen, as all of them carry vigor, experience, and attitude to take the pressure and deliver for their respective nations.

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5 Batsmen to Watch Out for in World T20 2021

The shortest format of cricket returns to UAE this year, with the World T20 being held in October and November. The tournament will feature 16 teams, with classy players who can be the game-changer at any moment. As the players will don their national jerseys and put up the fight on the field, the stakes will be high in fantasy cricket in India, and other fantasy sites, as the entire world will play fantasy cricket.

The cricket enthusiasts in a cricket-worshipped nation like India will keep cheering for the ‘Men in Blues’ as Virat and his boys battle the best cricketing nations, to bring home the coveted trophy after a gap of 14 years.

There will be many cricketers and teams to look out for, as we discuss 5 batsmen who can take UAE by storm.

BABAR AZAM

The right-handed Pakistani opener and T20 expert Azam is currently number one in the ICC T20 batsman ranking. The hopes of Pakistan winning the cup highly depends on his shoulders, as he needs to perform consistently throughout the tournament, and give Pakistan blistering starts before and during the power play. Whether Pakistan goes all the way and wins the laurel after 2009 is to be seen. Although the team that won their only T20 World Cup was more balanced, being led by Younis Khan and boasting the likes of Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, and Misbah-ul-Haq amongst others. This time Babar will have to play his ‘A’ game and also have to handle the pressure of captaincy.

VIRAT KOHLI

Do we need to say anything more about India’s captain and chase master Virat? Probably nothing related to his batting! Kohli can be a bowler’s nightmare on his day, though India’s team selection must be correct all along. In competitions like these, there aren’t any easy games and the wounds are still fresh from the defeat to the Kiwis in England, a couple of summers back. It is to be seen how India’s poster boy handles his batting, captaincy, and the pressure and hype from the media.

ROHIT SHARMA

The ‘Hitman’, as called by his fans, will apparently be playing his last T20 World Cup. The Indian opener who has three double hundreds to his name in limited-overs cricket will look to give India a flying start in every game, with Shikhar Dhawan or Subham Gill at the other end. To post high scores while batting first, or while chasing a high total, the Indian top-order needs to be at their impeccable best, where Rohit has a major role to play.

DAVID WARNER

The fearless left-handed opener will be a reason for the “Baggy Green’ supporters to cheer when it comes to batting. With UAE wickets a lot like those Indian spinning pitches, and Warner, courtesy of playing in IPL for so long, will hold an advantageous position. The Aussie opener will be pairing upfront with another T20 specialist in Aaron Finch, and the middle order will be fulcrum by Glenn Maxwell.

DAVID MALAN

Another left-handed hard-hitting batsman, Malan might pick a few MOM awards and the English soldiers will look to him to keep the scoreboard moving, along with players like Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, and Johnny Bairstow. It will be harsh not to mention the name of Benjamin Stokes, the hero from the 2019 final when England lifted the World Cup on home soil. The T20 World Cup, 2021, will be a good platform for English sports, after losing the Euro final to Italy at Wembley. 

It is said that the T20 format is one for the batsmen. With those over-boundaries and classy fours, along with quick running between wickets, it is to be seen which batsman flares the best and carry their respective nations towards the pinnacle of success.

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5 Favorite Teams to win World T20 2021

Last year’s T20 World Cup which was to be held in Australia and New Zealand in the latter part of the year, has been shifted to the United Arab Emirates (according to the latest news from BCCI), with India being the unofficial hosts. 16 teams will participate in the shortest format of cricket in this year’s cricket world cup, probably to be held across three to four venues in UAE. 

India, the unofficial hosts and a powerhouse in world cricket, will be the favorites to win this year’s tournament, along with teams like Australia, England, New Zealand, and West Indies. We can’t completely write off Pakistan and South Africa, though the above 5 teams will dominate mostly as per the experts.  Such global tournaments are treated like festivals in our country, not only because of the on-field battle but also for the fantasy cricket league booming with crazy cricket lovers indulging themselves in the battle of supremacy off it. 

The likes of Virat Kohli’s, Steve Smith’s, Eoin Morgan’s will be the hottest and trending topics in daily fantasy cricket never to leave out Christopher Gayle, and the Pollard’s, considering the format.

INDIA 

India will bank on bowlers like Md. Shiraj, Md. Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the pace department and the likes of Washington Sundar and Chahal will be put in action, leading the spin attack. Our front-line batsmen need to perform consistently throughout the competition, with Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Kohli, and Rishav Pant, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya getting big scores for their bowlers to defend – and chase the 150-170 plus totals, sometimes even more, if India has to go all the way and lift the World Cup T20 for the second time, a first under the captainship of Virat Kohli.

ENGLAND

The Englishmen will depend on KKR’s interim captain Eoin Morgan to lead from the front, with Jos Buttler and Joe Root to give due support at the top of the order, and the man from 2019 50 over World Cup, all-rounder Benjamin Stokes to play a pivotal role in both batting and bowling.

AUSTRALIA

The initial hosts and superpowers Australia will bank on Steve Smith, their number one batsman in all formats, with the likes of Mitchel Stark to lead the bowling department with Hazlewood – the spinning duties going to Aston Agar and Adam Zampa. Players like David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Glenn Maxwell will have to play crucial roles while batting if the Aussies hope to lift their maiden T20 WC.

NEW ZEALAND

Led by their soft-spoken, calm, and composed skipper in Williamson, New Zealand are the dark horses this time around, the losing finalists of the 2019 WC. If the Kiwis want to win their first-ever international trophy (World Cup), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, and Martin Guptill have to play their A-game.

WEST INDIES

Needless to mention, T20 cricket is about those over boundaries landing in the crowd, and who better than the likes of Chris Gayle, Pollard, and the Russel’s. The Caribbean superstars need to be consistent, the likes of Nicolas Pooran and Carlos Braithwaite in the middle and towards the end, and the bowling attack led by young Sheldon Cottrell, must restrict oppositions from posting those high totals.

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Fascinating Bowling Deliveries and Their History in World Cricket

Cricket has a long history of changes. The older the age of the sport is, the greater number of controversies and changes have taken place. With online fantasy cricket coming into trend, cricket lovers have seen another major change in the sporting activities. Although many are of the opinion that cricket has originated from lawn bowls, however the delivery of ball with hands is the thing that makes cricket unique in the genre of other sports.  

While playing fantasy cricket games, bowling is an important thing that you need to keep in mind. Let’s say you’ve selected an all-rounder, few good batsmen, a brilliant wicket keeper. What’s next? Did you forget to get hold of a spin bowler in your team! Then, my friend, you’ll definitely lose the fantasy cricket league.  

To help all cricket lovers understand the importance of bowling, here’s a brief history of the same. 

Underarm bowling and how it began 

While watching a match, you must’ve heard this word “underarm bowling” thousands and millions of times. But have you ever wondered about its origin? Till the 1st half of the 19th century, this was used by majority players. Later the concept of overarm bowling was discovered by a bro-sis duo! The popular Willes duo are remembered till date for the invention of the same.  

Different types of bowling deliveries 

From the time overarm bowling became a legal concept in cricket, different types of ball deliveries started cropping up! Based on the delivery, speed, movement of limbs and pace you can select the best fast bowlers or the best spin bowlers for playing fantasy cricket in India.  

Fast bowling 

When a good speed and paced player balls, it is simply called the fast bowling. He can swing the ball and control the speed based on the type of shot he wants from the batsman. Keeping a good fast bowler in the fantasy cricket game will definitely help you win the match.  Some of the deliveries of fast bowling or medium fast bowling includes bouncers, inswing, outswing and yorker. So, whenever you built up your fantasy cricket team, make sure that you keep some of these in your team.  

Spin bowling 

With passage of time when the bowlers felt that ere fast bowling is not enough to get the desired players out from the game, the concept of spin bowling was introduced. Either off spin or leg spin both of them do wonderous jobs on the field. Although you might not get many gifted leg spinners in the cricketing history, however the ones who have enriched the game are being remembered for centuries now.  

Next time when you indulge in online fantasy games, if cricket is your favorite, then keep in mind the importance of bowling deliveries and the role of bowlers in the games. If you dive deep into the history of fantasy games, you’ll be amazed to find that there have been many controversial bowling deliveries till date! However, that’s what makes the game worth!  

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Indian T20 League – How Many Foreign Players are Permitted to Play?

The unique format of Indian T20 leagues started from the year 2008. Unlike the long and tiring tests and ODIs, this was a fresh, reliving and entertaining playing format for cricketers and audiences as well. Fantasy cricket games also attained a new level as the enthusiasts got the opportunity of making up diversified teams with both national and international players at the same time!  

Indian t20 leagues also brought in the concept of allowing the international and foreign players play along with the Indian counterparts in the same team. Obviously, the popularity of the same was unbelievable. However, the rules about the team formation are a bit different from the national and international games. While playing fantasy cricket, the selectors have to be aware of the same so that correct team formation can be ensured.  

Although everyone cricket lover in India is fond of Indian t20 leagues, however there’re many unanswered questions that haunts them! In case you’re planning on playing fantasy cricket in India next time when the Indian t20 league us hosted, then it’s better to brush up the rules first.  

How is a team formed in Indian t20 league? 

Indian t20 leagues have a set of completely different rules. Since a lot of foreign faces can be seen, hence the team formation strategies and rules are special. Like any other normal cricket match a team of 11 players is made. 4 substitute fielders are allowed to be taken at a time. Moreover, teams can’t take up only the foreign players. There should be mixture of Indian players along with the foreign ones. Keeping these rules in mind, you need to form your fantasy cricket leagues during these games.  

Although substitute fielders are allowed to be included, however without the consent of the opposition captain no change of player is permitted. Now the question that arises is how many foreign players are allowed in one team? 

In a team of 11, only 4 foreign players are allowed. In case you want to change one of your foreign players, then you need to replace the same with another one. Having this knowledge while playing fantasy games is essential. In majority of the Indian t20 leagues, it’s been seen that one or two foreign players is replaced at the latter matches. Based on the performance this decision can be taken. 

To sum it up 

With a little knowledge of the rules, anyone can be a winner in fantasy cricket. However, rules are different for the T20s and the tests. So, keeping them same in mind is essential. If you’ve knowledge about the same then getting past the professionals can be difficult. T20s are the bets format to earn a lot of money in online fantasy games. In case you’re focused on the money part solely, then download the best fantasy cricket app and start playing the Indian t20 leagues. Ample amounts of winnings assured.  

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Fantasy Football – Know About Some Best Goalkeepers

Football is one of the most thrilling games to watch of late. Here people get to know the best fantasy football goalkeepers through their great effort. This game has become very popular through all the possible media focusing on the major leagues and different other competitions around globe.  

The eleven players in a team of 11Wickets App, all have great responsibility to ensure they win after the designated ninety minutes. Within this time span, the fantasy premier league goalkeeper has the most difficult time in making sure the ball does not cross the goal line, as this will be a loss to their side. 

Oliver Rolf Kahn 

Many fantasy football league goalkeepers have been known worldwide as the best when it comes to making great saves. One of these players who are said to have been the best is Oliver Rolf Kahn. This great retired football player was born in June 15th 1969 in West Germany. Apart from playing for his national team, he played for Bayern Munich club where he joined in 1999.  

He is also known to have been one of the players to have made the most appearances in the Germans Bundesliga. In world cup 2002, he was already the captain of the German team where they ended up winning the runner up trophy. He is known to be one of the best goalkeepers of all the time in the history of football. 

Petr Cech 

These great achievers undergo difficult time when in the field to deserve the attention they draw from thousands of fans all over the world. Most people will agree that Petr Cech is another player to look out for when in action. This great layer from Czech Republic has helped his English Premier League football club Chelsea greatly. This one brave player was not ready to let go of his football career even after recovering from a fractured skull in 2006. 

He has helped his English club win three Premier League titles and one for Champions League. He is famous for not making common errors and always paying great concentration when in action. At the same time, he is celebrated to have won the individual award of being the best goalkeeper in the UEFA Champions League during the 2004-2005 and 2006-2007session. His teammates reorganize him as the one who instills major confidence in their defense. He still features a lot in EURO 

Gianluigi Buffon 

The Italian club Juventus FC has enjoyed the services of another football star Gianluigi Buffon. This goalkeeper has stood a chance to help his country Italy win the world cup. He too was once privileged to win the best goalkeeper award in UEFA Champion’s League in 2003. Pele who was a celebrity for many in the field of football listed Buffon amongst the top one hundred and twenty-five best keepers in the world. 

These great players who take charge of their crucial positions in the field of play include Pepe Reina. Some people reorganize him as the heart of Liverpool FC since he has been of great help to this England based club. He makes up the long list of good players from Spain and is known to be the son of a famous father who was a footballer too and played the same position as he is. 

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Secrets to Remember before Picking Fantasy Cricket Team

Cricket followers enjoy playing fantasy cricket leagues since it is the perfect combination of sports and fun. From international cricket matches to that of the T20 matches, playing a fantasy game needs one to have some fundamental knowledge. 

This goes with information about the pitch, conditions and players who is going to play in XI. Here we look at a few important secrets to remember prior to picking one’s fantasy cricket league. 

Fantasy XI online websites: Platforms for you to play Fantasy XI 

The mobile, Android/iOS 11Wickets App is one of the fastest growing fantasy league platforms in India. Soon after picking out a team, it is advisable to join a cash contest to win money and each contest possesses an entry fee. 

Fact: Be familiar with restrictions put up by fantasy cricket platforms 

Prior to picking your team you should be familiar with constraints put up by platforms. 11Wickets, for example, permits maximum of seven players of one team. Furthermore, the team must have one wicket-keeper and minimum of three batsmen, one all-rounder and three bowlers. 

Dos: Fantasy XI: Tips to keep in mind while selecting batsmen 

When it comes to selecting a batsman, it is essential to pick out someone who comes top of the order and can ensure that the side get to good totals. Batsmen, who stay on the pitch longer, gives optimum points. A wicket-keeper who can be capable behind the stumps and with the bat is essential. If he comes to bat on top of, then it is a lot better. 

Options: Ways to get all-round and bowling choices right 

All-rounders are the most precious players in fantasy league, since they are probably involved in both batting and bowling departments. You should pick a cricketer who bats at number five or six. You need to pick bowlers who can get wickets, and bowl at the death. As per the points system, wickets are appraised more than any other aspect. 

Don’ts: What not to do while picking out a side? 

Frequently we see fans getting lured to pick favourites over the ones who are able to have an effect. Fans must not pick their favourite player if he or she isn’t in form and cannot perform well. Choosing more players from a favourite side over better available choices is also a common blunder. One should also not go for all-rounders, who may possibly only bat or bowl. Equilibrium is essential in the fantasy cricket game team. 

Factors: Other essential factors to be aware of 

Pitch conditions and weather are very important aspects in fantasy games that should to be taken into account as well. Further, the need for the venue and what it is recognized as, become essential while picking bowlers particularly. If a player is injury-prone or is uncertain for a tie then one ought to avoid him. 

Deciding on the best skipper (preferably an opener or an all-rounder) is actually essential. 

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy! 

 

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Fantasy Cricket – Most Dangerous Fielders of Indian Cricket Team

Let us tell you a secret of cricket games. The matches are won not just by batting or bowling, but they are also won through fielding. Winning and scoring points at fantasy cricket games, which have become synonymous to the cricket these days, also depends on the performance of the fielders to some extent.

To score high points in the online fantasy cricket contests of 11wickets App, users have to keep a tab on the on-field performance of the fielders. Indian cricket team has seen some of the brilliant and talented fielders giving some spectacular performance on the field. Here is a list of few of them. Read on:

Robin Singh

This Trinidad born cricketer made his career debut for Indian cricket team in 1989 but he became the regular face of the team only after 1996. Robin Singh was a handy all-rounder for the team but he showed his best talent in the fielding. He was a brilliant chaser of balls and always athletic in the field. His terrific work rate is the reason why he is one of the best fielders of his era.

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is one of the best fielders of the Indian cricket team and in the world. Very agile on the field, Suresh Raina has taken some sensational catches for India throughout his career in addition to helping in a number of run-outs with his accurate throw. When he was a regular in the Indian team, Raina was the backbone of the Indian fielding unit and if he makes a comeback to the team, then his presence will definitely be an asset to India’s fielding at least.

Mohammed Kaif

This cricketer has not played for the Men in Blue for more than a decade now but one cannot deny that he was one of the finest fielders in the world during his days and perhaps the best fielder India had in ODI. Always agile on the field with the ability to take even the most difficult of diving catches, Mohammed Kaif along with Yuvraj Singh formed one of the world’s most deadly fielding duos. Besides his agility, Kaif had an extremely accurate throw and his throw more than often found the stumps.

Kaif has taken some marvellous catches for India but one catch which any Indian online cricket fan cannot forget is his brilliant diving catch to dismiss Shoaib Malik in the first ODI of India’s Tour of Pakistan in 2004.

Yuvraj Singh

If there is talk about fielding then you cannot forget Yuvraj Singh. Singh is one of the finest all-rounders India has seen. He has saved some crucial runs for India and has also taken sensational catches throughout his cricket playing career. Besides taking catches, Yuvraj Singh also has a very accurate throw and has caused numerous run-outs throughout his career.

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Fantasy Cricket – 7 Ugly Cricket Clashes to Notice

Cricket is regarded as the most sporting sport in all the sports. You can have some experience of that you sit to play fantasy cricket games online. A fight doesn’t have much space in this sport. There are hopes of millions of people from the cricket players. Therefore, sometimes they can’t keep cool and get angry to some situations.

You might or might not remember some of the fights that have occurred on the cricket ground. So, let’s have a look at a few of the incidents when cricketers engaged into fights before you get engaged with the next daily fantasy cricket game at 11wickets App:

Gambhir & Afridi fight

This is a very popular episode where former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi got linked into controversy. Gambhir thought that Afridi was intentionally blocking his way. This argument soon turned heavy and umpire had to intercede in between.

Harbhajan & Symonds incident

This is regarded as one of the biggest fighting incidents in the cricket history. There was some fight between Harbhajan and Symonds, later Symonds charged Harbhajan for racist remarks. As indicated by Symonds, Harbhajan mistreated him and called him ‘Monkey’. This episode went for judicial assessment and Harbhajan was later condoned of all charges.

Pollard vs Starc

This episode occurred in IPL 2014 where the game was heading on between RCB and Mumbai Indians. This episode happened when Pollard pulled his position due to some issue, but Starc intentionally bowled the delivery towards Pollard, who was in no situation to play the ball. It turned into an unattractive incident when Pollard threw his bat towards Starc out of anger. This was most embarrassing act in cricket ever.

Bhajji Akhtar rivalry

This episode occurred when Harbhajan hit a six off Shoaib Akhtar’s ball, and then Bowler lose his cool and bowled a deadly bouncer. After that there were exchanges of words between them. But, Harbhajan won the fight by hitting a six and winning the match for India.

Miandad vs Dennis Lillee

This was one the ugliest episode in the cricket record. Javed Miandad was making quick singles and Australian icon Dennis Lillee was obstructing his way every time. After a time Javed pushed Lillee, Lillee got furious and kicked Javed Miandad. Flabergasted Javed tried to hit Lillee with his cricket bat. This was very embarrassing episode.

Ishant Akmal fight

India-Pakistan cricket match brings remarkable tension among not only cricket fans but equally the players. During a T20 match Kamran Akmal skipped the ball and there were a few exchanges of words between Ishant and Kamran. This became dispute and they began abusing each other. Later umpires and players intervened and issue was settled.

When Gambhir Hit Watson

This episode took place in Delhi test in 2008. Shane Watson had sledged Gambhir all day. After a particular limit Gambhir got upset with a few comments and hit Watson with his elbow. After this episode Gambhir was fined by match referee.

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Fantasy Cricket – Call of the Third Umpire in Cricket

Have you ever wondered how the third umpire sees a cricket match? Or have you wondered how the decision of a third umpire will affect your fantasy cricket game at 11wickets App?

A few decisions just can’t be taken by umpires on the field during an online fantasy cricket match. That is where a third umpire becomes an advantage. He is the overlord. Soon after taking his time, with the press of a button, he can break a million hearts or offer booming hope.

We all believe how things head on down at the cricket field and on televisions sets.

  1. The first thing is that the fielding team makes an appeal.
  2. The on field umpire draws a box in the air to attract the third umpire.
  3. And then the decision goes upstairs to the third umpire.

Millions of fantasy cricket fans at the stadium and gluing to the television set hold their breath, cross their fingers and after what precisely may seem like an eternity, the light on the board glows. Depending on the colour, we praise or curse the 3rd umpire.

Well, that is what we as the cricket fan see and understand this side of the story. But how is it for the man behind the button? How exactly does he see the game? How exactly does he try to make his decisions?

For, the technology was announced in November, 1992 during a Test match between India & South Africa.

Strangely enough, Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to be given out applying television replay. And in those days, green colour light signal meant out!

Lack of technology

But clearly, the technology was not as ‘advanced’ back in the day.

Little by little, it evolved, and from merely determining run outs, the 3rd umpire had to even evaluate if the ball had cleared the ropes when a fielder dove in for saving a boundary. Or whether the ball cleared for a six or remained in the field.

These people were also given the duty to determine if a catch was cleanly taken.

In addition to these decisions, 3rd umpires have to take decisions for no balls as well. The truth is, that is something they need to check each and every time, unless there is a run out decision to be taken.

And right after the 3rd umpire got more support via the Hotspot and Snickometer. Although he was burdened with deciding caught-behind conundrums.

The roll-out of Hawkeye places the responsibility of Leg Before Wicket decisions on 3rd umpire as well. Not that the technology was not beneficial.

After that Decision Review System (DRS) took place and teams could in fact overturn decisions. Once again, the power went into the hands of the 3rd Umpire.

And simply from a single small screen in 1992, the 3rd umpire’s small little room now looks a little like a big hall with numerous monitors where every angle of the field is shown by the cameras installed for the scrutiny of the 3rd umpires.

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