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Fantasy Cricket – Delve into the Unfamiliar World of Cricket Terms

Lappa, Fritz, Kolpak, Jockstrap, Nibble, Mullygrubber, Brace, Waft, Cow corner, Xavier Tras….. Any guesses which game we are talking about? If you are a cricket or fantasy cricket fan and yet most of these terms are a head-scratcher to you, then this post is just for you.

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Read on a few of the unknown terms used in online fantasy cricket games.

Yips

Yips are occasionally experienced by bowlers suffering from a loss of confidence. A psychological condition in which the bowler is unable relax sufficiently while delivering the ball, frequently holding the ball for too long before releasing  it, losing flight, turning and accuracy in the procedure. Many bowlers have been known to suffer from the Yips for as small as a few overs, up to the course of an entire season or more.

Pie Chucker or Pie Thrower

This is the term used for a poor bowler, normally of slow or medium pace whose deliveries are tripped so much as to appear like a pie in the air. It is regarded easy to score off by a batsman. This one was famously used by English batsman Kevin Pietersen to refer to the part time left arm arm orthodox spin of Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.

Jaffa (Corker)

It is the term used for an exceptionally well bowled, practically unplayable delivery, usually but not always from a fast bowler. It is taken from the idea that a ‘Jaffa’ is the best type of Orange.

Agricultural shot

This is a swing across the line of the ball (resembling a scything motion) played without much technique. It is often one that results in a chunk of the pitch being dug up by the bat, or that winds up with the ball going to Cow Corner (Q.V.). It’s actually a slog, a mistimed slog rather.

Mankading

The running-out of a non-striking batsman who leaves his crease before the bowler has released the ball. It is named after Vinoo Mankad, an Indian bowler, who controversially used this method in a Test match. This is relatively common in indoor cricket and is noted separately from run outs, though almost unheard of in first-class cricket.

Perhapser

This term is mostly used by the Australian cricketers since 1930s. It is a risky and erratic stroke by a batsman.

Lolly

A lolly is an easy catch. The term originated in the early 1920s and might come from lollipop or loll, to hang loosely or be suspended. Other words for easy catches include dolly, gaper and percher.

Red-Inker

A red-inker is an undefeated batsman or batsman who remains not out in his innings. The term originates from the practice of using red ink to enter undefeated innings in a scorebook.

Snickometer

The Snickometer, also known as the Snicko, is an audio and visual slow-motion device invented in the 1990s by British computer scientist Alan Paskett. The Snicko allows umpires to determine whether or not the ball has touched the bat or batsman, which in turn determines whether or not a batsman is out.

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