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Fantasy Cricket – The Tale of “No Ball”

Do you ever get confused while playing the fantasy cricket games at 11wickets App? Of course, you must be! Cricket has many rules which are at times very confusing for the fans. 

Like the concept of ‘No Ball’. It often confuses the online cricket game fans and even the experts. The on-field umpires at times fail to identify the ‘no ball’ and the following changes match result. 

Normally, we think that ‘no ball’ is only linked to the foot positioning of the bowler. A bowler is always at fault if a ‘no-ball’ is delivered. But this isn’t the case always. No ball has a lot to do with a lot of other aspects. 

Types of No Ball 

Front Foot No Ball 

When the front foot of a bowler is not placed behind the popping crease, it is called Front Foot No Ball. 

Back Foot No ball 

When the back foot of a bowler touches the return crease, it is called Back Foot No Ball. 

High Full Toss No Ball: 

When a delivery doesn’t produce any bounces but reaches the waist of the batter, it is known as the High Full Toss No Ball. 

Throwing No Ball: 

When the bowler throws the ball at an angle greater than 15 degrees, it is the Throwing No Ball. 

Breaking the Stumps No Ball: 

When the bowler breaks the non-striker’s stumps before entering the delivery stride, that is known as Breaking the Stumps No Ball. 

Change of Action No Ball: 

When the bowler doesn’t follow the regular action of deliveries and changes the action like delivers the ball with the opposite hand or from a different side without notifying the umpire, the bowler is accounted for Change of Action No Ball. 

Underarm No Ball: 

When the bowler bowls underarm and not overarm, that is the infamous Underarm No Ball. 

Double Bounce No Ball: 

When the ball bounces more than twice before reaching the batsman, it is signaled as Double Bounce No Ball. 

Fielding Restrictions No ball: 

When the specific fielding restrictions are not followed. For instance, having less than four fielders during Powerplay overs or keeping too many outside the inner circle. And also having more than two beyond the leg side square, it is explained as a Fielding Restrictions No Ball. 

Fielder Obstruction No Ball: 

If a fielder obstructs the ball before it has hit the striker or passed the wicket, it causes a Fielder Obstruction No Ball. 

Wicket-Keeper No Ball: 

When the wicket-keeper holds the ball before the ball has passed the stumps or the batsman, it is given a Wicket-Keeper No Ball.  

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy! 

 

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