Common Ways of Dismissal When Playing the Cricket Sport

The following are the common ways of dismissal when it comes to cricket sport.

Cricket sports dismissal is very expensive for any team. It might be a hurdle for scoring more runs for the batting team. On the other hand, the fielding or bowling team is supposed to be satisfied with dismissing the rival’s batter from the pitch. The new generation might need to learn how a batter can be discharged in cricket. Here, we are discussing the common ways of dismissal of the batters. Let us proceed.

Seven ways of dismissal:

These are the ten methods of cricket sports dismissal as of 2023.


    Suppose a fielder catches the ball properly after the batter has hit it with his bat. If the fielder catches the ball but, during the catch, touches or steps over the boundary, the batter scores 6 runs and is not out.


    If the batsman misses the ball, it hits and breaks the stumps directly from the bowler’s delivery. The batsman is out whether he is behind his popping crease. He is also out-bowled if the ball breaks the stumps after deflecting from his body or bat. The batter is not out if the stumps does not break.

    Leg Before Wicket (LBW):

    If the batter misses the ball with his bat, it gets impacted with any part of the batter’s body when it would otherwise have broken the stumps, provided various other conditions are satisfied. The umpire must adjudicate such a decision. He will only do so if the fielding team appeals the decision. It is a question asked of the umpire, usually of the form “How’s that?” and generally loud and quite enthusiastic. But, if the ball bounces outside an imagined line drawn down the pitch from the outside edge of the leg stump, then the batter cannot be out LBW, no matter whether the ball would have hit the stumps.

    If the batter attempts a shot with his bat, he may only be given out LBW if the ball hits the batter between imagined lines drawn on the pitch from the outside edges of the leg and off stumps. However, if the batter does not attempt to play the ball with his bat, he may be given out LBW without satisfying this condition if the umpire is convinced the ball will hit the stumps. If the ball has contact with the bat before hitting the batsman, he cannot be given out LBW.


    If a batter misses the ball and, trying to play it, he steps outside the crease; he is out-stumped if the wicket-keeper catches the ball and breaks the stumps with it before the batter can ground part of his body or his bat behind his crease.

    Run Out:

    If a batter attempts to take a run or return to his crease after an aborted run, a fielder breaks that batter’s wicket with the ball when he is out of the crease. The fielder may either break the stumps with his hand, which holds the ball or with the ball directly. The non-striker can be run out if the striking batter hits the ball straight down the pitch towards the non-striker, and the bowler deflects the ball onto the wicket while the non-striker is out of his crease.

    If the ball is hit directly onto the non-striker’s stumps without being touched by a fielder, then the non-striker will not be out. But if the non-striker leaves his crease while the bowler runs up, the bowler may run him out without bowling the ball. Batsmen cannot be considered cricket sports dismissal while the ball is dead. So, they can confer in the middle of the pitch between deliveries if they desire.

    Hit Wicket:

    If, in attempting to knock a ball or taking the 1st run, the batsman touches and breaks the wicket. It includes the bat or dislodged pieces of the batter’s equipment – even a helmet or spectacles.

    Obstructing The Field:

    If a batter deliberately interferes with the fielders to gather the ball or effect a runout. It does not include running a path between the fielder and the stumps so that the fielder can not throw the stumps down with the ball, which is legal. But does include any intentional attempt to swat the ball away.


    These methods of cricket sports dismissal are enlisted in approximate order of how commonly they are seen. The first five are commonly seen, whereas the next two are not. Ultimately, dismissal means a loss for the batting team.

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