There are many rules in cricket which even the players are not well aware of. Angelo Mathews, the former captain of Sri Lanka, was timed out in the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match.
There is a storm of discussion and criticism on social media about the ‘time out’ of Mathews in the 38th match of the 13th edition of the World Cup at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in Delhi on Monday.
Sri Lanka lost the toss and batted first. The incident happened in the 25th over of their innings. Before any ball was played Mathews timed out and returned to the dressing room. A first in international cricket.
Mathews did not feel completely secure in the helmet he took to the field. For this reason another helmet was brought but that too was not considered suitable by Mathews.
According to the rule, after a batsman is dismissed, the next batsman must be ready to play within 3 minutes, but Mathews could not be ready within three minutes.
That is why the umpire gave time out to Mathews in view of the application of the cricketers of the Bangladesh team.
It is mandatory to appeal to the umpire for all outs other than bowled or caught by the fielder. Currently, a batsman can get 11 types of dismissals.
Let’s take a look at the types of exits-
BOLD: If a bowler hits the stumps directly, bat-foot or otherwise after delivering the ball and the ball falls, the batsman is bowled out.
Catch out: If the ball is palmed by the batsman before the ball touches the ground with the batsman’s bat or glove, it is a catch out. It is also of three types-1) Cut by the fielder, 2) Cut and bold and 3) Cut behind.
LBW: If the bowler touches the leg of the batsman without touching the bat after the delivery, the umpire may give this out if, in the opinion of the umpire, the stumps are on the line.
Stumping: If the batsman steps out of the crease before hitting the ball or if any part of the body does not touch the line, the wicketkeeper can catch the ball and blow the ball.
Run out: When a batsman runs from one end to another while taking a run and before reaching his crease the ball of the wicket is dropped directly or palmed by a fielder, then he is run out.
Hit wicket: If a batsman hits the stumps with his bat or any part of his body while taking a run or while at the crease, he is out.
Obstructing the field: If the batsman deliberately obstructs the ball thrown by the fielder before it reaches the hands of the wicket-keeper, such an out will be considered.
Hit the Ball Twice: If a batsman hits a delivered ball twice, he will be out ‘hit the ball twice’. If the ball is struck a second time with the bat, foot or otherwise after the first hit, it is still out.
Handled the Ball: If the batsman intentionally touches the ball without the touch of the bat and the consent of the opposing fielders, it is ‘handled the ball’ out.
Timed Out: After a batsman has been dismissed, he is timed out if the new batsman fails to enter the boundary line within the stipulated time. In this case, the batsman has to enter the boundary line within 180 seconds in Test, 120 seconds in ODI and 90 seconds in T20. This is not only in the case of the batters reaching the crease, but he cannot waste time with a helmet-bat or for any other reason without the permission of the opponent and the umpire.
Retired Hart: If a batsman is injured and leaves the field without the consent of the umpire and he wishes to resume the innings without the consent of the opposing captain, that batsman is deemed to be retired out.