January 26, 2022


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Types of no balls and how many no balls allowed in international cricket ?


The meaning of the no ball is when the bowler cross the line of the pitch and then umpire declare that ball bowler bowled as no ball as no ball and batsman get a free hit . It means Batsman can hit the every Ball even if ball catched by any field then batsman also will remain as not out. There are many bowlers who bowled many no balls and due to them only team looses the match. The no ball bowler in next match when playing 11 he will not be able to get a chance. But if bowler not bowled no ball then sometimes umpire declare as no ball because some players are like in a powerplay there others more fielders out of circle then umpire have the freedom to give it a no ball. We seen this in some match of KX1P vs KKR where Mohammad Shami bowled yorker bowl to Andre Russell and hit on stump but due to the hit the fielder out of circle umpire give it a no ball.

How many No balls are allowed in an over

There is no limit on the number of no balls that a bowler can bowl in one over. One over is made upto 6 balls. Whenever no ball is bowled batting side is get extra runs. In the theory, if a bowler continued bowled a no ball then it will be the longest over in the cricket history.

What are the different types of no ball that can be bowled?

There are the different types of no ball allows to be bowled mentioned below :-

1. Incorrect declaration of the delivery.

2. Throwing the both (both before and during the delivery strike)

3. Bowling underarm

4. Overstepping the popping or return crease.

5. Breaking the wicket whilst delivering the ball .

6. Causing ball to bounce multiple times, or pitching it off the pitch.

7. Ball coming to a stop before it reaches the batsman.

8. Fielders intercepting a delivery.

9. The ball bouncing over the head height.

10. Bowling a full toss over waist height.

11. Bowling that seems dangerous.

12. Wicket keeper in the wrong position.

13. Exceeding the number of fielders allowed on the leg side / behind square on leg side.

14. Fielder encroaching on to the pitch.