10 ways to dismiss a batsman in Cricket

Sending out the batsman in cricket  out of the field is one of the prime aim of the opponent in cricket. There are 10 modes of dismissal of the batsman. The bowling team appeals the Umpire to ‘dismiss’ the batsman by declaring him “out.”

Let’s us see the most common ways of getting out:


A batsman is caught out if he hits the ball in the air and a member of the fielding team catches it before it touches the ground. This is the most exciting and common way of getting a batsman out. Most of the catches are performed by the Orthodox Cup method or Reverse Cup method.


If the bowler’s delivery of the ball sends into the stump of the  batsman and at least one bail can be removed, the batsman is declared out. Essentially, a batsman is bowled out when he can’t protect his stumps from the bowler.

LBW (Leg Before Wicket)

If the ball strikes the batsman instead of hitting the stumps not been impeded by the batsman’s  body, the umpire declares  the batsman out LBW provided the fielding team invite for it. Though, it is a bit complicated, at any rate, the ball must  hit the body of the batsman  before it touches his bat or glove.

Run Out

If a batsman tries a run,  but be unsuccessful, before the bails are removed by the fielding team, he is declared run out by the umpire. Sometimes,  the fielder manages a direct hit on the stumps, that is a lot a fabulous.


Sometimes batsman tries a shot, by stepping outside of the crease. In case of missing the ball, and the wicket keeper takes away the bails earlier than the batsman comes back to his place. In this instance,  the batsman is declared stumped out.

Hit wicket

A batsman is declared out hit wicket when he can remove the bails with his bat or body while beginning his first run. The possibility of hitting  the wicket occurs  when the batsman by mistake steps back onto his stumps and strike the ball by swing the ball.

These are some of the very common ways of dismissing the batsman. However, there are some other rare ways that are also followed in the cricket now a days.

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