Watch 10 Instances Of Fielders Attempting To Feign The Batsmen
In 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) reacted strongly to pretend fielding, the act of gamesmanship from a fieldsman tricking a batsman into making a mistake whereas working. Slotted into the ‘unfair play’ class, the ICC’s new regulation 41.5 involved deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of batsman.
The governing physique said clearly in Law 41.5.1 of its enjoying situations, “It is unfair for any fielder wilfully to attempt, by word or action, to distract, deceive or obstruct either batsman after the striker has received the ball.”
Additionally, the ICC made the fielding workforce answerable for a five-run penalty if the on-field umpires discovered them to be offenders of Law 41.5.1. The ICC additional tightened up the scrutiny on such pretend fielding by incorporating within the legal guidelines that the supply on which such an act is noticed wouldn’t rely. None of the batsmen in play could be dismissed and would, in reality, be capable to take the runs accomplished earlier than the fielding offence.
“Any runs completed by the batsmen before the offence shall be scored, together with any runs for penalties awarded to either side. Additionally, the run in progress shall be scored whether or not the batsmen had already crossed at the instant of the offence,” reads of Law 41.5.8 of the ICC enjoying situations.
However, both aspect to when ICC’s new regulation got here into being, there have been and have been a number of cases of pretend fielding within the sport, internationally in addition to domestically. And so right now, we recall ten such cases from aggressive cricket.
WATCH: 10 Instances Fielders Attempted Fake Fielding
1. Marnus Labuschagne
This was the first-ever occasion of the pretend fielding regulation leading to a five-run penalty. Playing for Queensland in a List A home match in opposition to Cricket Australia (CA) XI again in 2017, fieldsman Marnus Labuschagne proved to be the offender.
Labuschagne dived to attempt to saved a single aimed by the batsman in the direction of the mid-off area. However, although he missed the ball, Labuschagne gestured in the direction of the striker’s finish as if he has collected it and is about to throw.
The on-field umpires, alert to the scenario, mentioned the matter and instantly made a five-run penalty on Queensland, including these to CA XI’s complete. The incident triggered debates around the globe however was an instance of on-field umpires implementing the said regulation completely.
2. Rohit Sharma
During an ODI performed in Rajkot between Australia and India in January 2020, dwelling workforce vice-captain Rohit Sharma made an offence to the pretend fielding regulation however escaped the umpire’s consideration and due to this fact, the penalty.
Labuschagne, who was on the striker’s finish, scooped Indian wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the direction of the fine-leg area the place the positioned fielder collected the ball and thew it to wicketkeeper KL Rahul.
All was regular in regards to the supply till on shut replays Rohit was seen to have pretend fielded a throw within the space in-between the precise fielder and the striker’s finish. Rohit acted as if he has the ball in his proper hand and is throwing the ball in the direction of Rahul.
— Kumar Sourav (@AdamDhoni1) January 18, 2020
However, India and Rohit had been let-off within the occasion with none penalty imposed, regardless of Labuschagne seemingly gesturing in regards to the fielder’s offence to the square-leg umpire.
3. Kane Richardson
The subsequent occasion of pretend fielding and offending the ICC regulation can be from that Rajkot one-dayer however through Australian fieldsman Kane Richardson.
During the ninth over of the Indian innings earlier within the day, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan charged for a single after hitting the ball left to Richardson, who had delivered a full ball close to his arc.
The bowler was fast on his ft and immediately charged in the direction of the brief mid-wicket space. Dhawan, and his batting associate Rohit, nonetheless, had been alert sufficient to finish the run as Richardson failed to gather the ball.
But, because it occurred, Richardson made a pretend throw to the bowler’s finish, a lot to the amusement of Rohit who provided a smile. The on-field umpires in all probability didn’t discover Richardson’s offence and let the occasion go with out imposing a five-run penalty on Australia.
4. Manish Pandey
Next up on the listing is Manish Pandey’s largely unnoticed offence throughout India’s T20I sequence on the 2020 tour of New Zealand.
The match in Auckland noticed Manish over-running a ball aimed in the direction of the long-on area the place he was positioned.
However, as an alternative of instantly going again to gather the ball, Manish faked a throw to the enjoying space the place two New Zealand batsmen had been attempting to get throughout for a two.
Btw – the video was eliminated by twitter due to an obvious copyright breach. I see that I did not attribute it correctly.
This was recorded on my telephone off the TV from @skysportnz.
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— Michael Wagener (@Mykuhl) January 28, 2020
But, as within the instances of Rohit and Richardson, Manish’s offence of the ICC pretend fielding regulation went unnoticed by the umpires, who didn’t impose any penalty of runs on the Indian workforce.
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5. Jonny Bairstow
During the Ashes 2019, England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow faked an try to hit the stumps and compelled Australia’s Steve Smith to dive with a purpose to save his wicket even when he didn’t have the ball in his arms.
The ball, as an alternative, was within the arms of pacer Jofra Archer who collected it within the air after a throw from the long-on area.
Bairstow’s gamesmanship, nonetheless, went unnoticed or wasn’t handled as a direct offence of the ICC pretend fielding regulation as there was no five-run penalty imposed on England.
Jonny Bairstow scared steve smith & made him dive to stop himself from getting runout. Just one downside, bairstow didn’t even have the ballpic.twitter.com/L3h2wfAVZI
— RaWon 🇮🇳 (@I2hav_voice) September 14, 2019
6. MS Dhoni
The nice Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s game-awareness is world-renowned. Dhoni, the previous India captain, was additionally concerned in an occasion of fielding trickery as soon as nevertheless it got here earlier than the ICC regulation was established in 2017.
Captaining Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a match in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the inaugural season of the IPL again in 2008, Dhoni gave an excellent instance of his intelligence when he made certain KKR lose their extra organised batter Laxmi Ratan Shukla and never tailender Ishant Sharma in a run-out.
Dhoni collected the ball from behind the stumps after Shukla formed as much as lower a full-pitched ball from paceman Joginder Sharma however missed it. Ishant tried to run throughout for a single within the nick of time however Shukla denied it, desirous to farm the strike in closing the stage of the innings.
In the meantime, Dhoni threw the ball to Joginder however requested him to attend earlier than he dislodged the stumps as a result of he noticed each Shukla and Ishant collectively outdoors the crease close to the striker’s finish. It wasn’t till Dhoni was certain that Ishant has run previous Shukla that he requested Joginder to hit the stumps on the non-striker’s finish. It meant that KKR misplaced Shukla and never Ishant, as CSK needed.
2008 IPL. CSK v KKR at Chennai. MS Dhoni reveals his well-known presence of thoughts in what turned out to be a really attention-grabbing run out. How lots of you keep in mind this? pic.twitter.com/Iz8qA0lhRd
— Mainak’s Cricket Pics 🏏📷 (@cric_pictures) April 4, 2021
7. Lewis McManus
A Vitality T20 Blast fixture in 2019 between Hampshire and Surrey noticed a uncommon kind of stumping occasion involving wicketkeeper Lewis McManus.
Hampshire’s leg-spinner Mason Crane delivered a ball which Surrey batter Laurie Evans missed as he went about swinging his bat arduous. At that time, McManus’ assortment behind the stumps appeared all regular regardless of a slight hiccup as he solely grabbed maintain of the ball on the second try.
Seeing that Evans has his again leg contained in the batting crease, McManus went about throwing the ball to the bowler. But simply then, he noticed Evans curiously taking a couple of steps outdoors the crease as if to run throughout for a single and rapidly dislodged the stumps. Hampshire claimed the stumping and Surrey’s Evans was given out.
McManus wasn’t as a lot tricking Evans as he was alert of the scenario and earned his workforce a wicket with sheer sport consciousness.
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— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) July 24, 2019
8. Kumar Sangakkara
This one’s a traditional. Sri Lanka’s batting legend Kumar Sangakkara performed a fielding trick on Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shahzad throughout an ODI performed in Dubai again in 2015.
The occasion got here two years earlier than the ICC regulation on pretend fielding was established and so there was no case for any penalty.
Ahmed lofted leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna for a shot within the space wider to the historically positioned long-on and ran throughout for a two together with his associate Misbah-ul-Haq.
However, simply when he would’ve thought it’s a close to formality earlier than he accomplished the second run, Ahmed needed to pace up as he noticed Sangakkara gesturing as if he has the ball in his hand and is about to dislodge the stumps.
The batsman dived to avoid wasting his wicket, realising solely later that Sangakkara hadn’t even bought the ball when he reached again on the striker’s finish.
Sangakkara joked quite a bit with Ahmed Shehzad, 🙈
— Mukhtiar Latif 🇵🇰 (@Mukhtia70107954) July 13, 2020
9. Steven Mullaney
This was an occasion the place a workforce paid closely for pretend fielding from considered one of their fieldsmen. Nottinghamshire fielder Steven Mullaney’s pretend fielded breached the ICC regulation and value Leicestershire a tightly contested Vitality T20 Blast fixture in 2020.
Mullaney simulated the motion of sliding and grabbing the ball in a way which on-field umpires Nick Cook and Paul Pollard deemed to be the one that’s aimed to deceive the 2 Leicestershire batsmen on the crease.
The pretend dive resulted in a five-run penalty on Nottinghamshire at the beginning of Leicestershire’s run-chase the place they’d their eyes set on attaining the 163-run goal.
The batting workforce ultimately reached dwelling and saved their T20 Blast quarter-final hopes alive.
10. Quinton de Kock
This is the newest occasion of pretend fielding seen, with South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock aiding the run-out of Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman through some gamesmanship within the discipline within the second ODI in Johannesburg on Sunday (April 4).
Zaman was run out by way of ‘fake fielding’ from Proteas’ gloveman de Kock, who pointed his finger in the direction of pacer Lungi Ngidi even because the throw from fieldsman Aiden Markram got here on the wicketkeeper’s finish and immediately hit the stumps.
As he neared to finishing the second run on the striker’s finish, Zaman slowed down presuming that the ball is in Ngidi’s hand. But because it occurred, he fell wanting the crease and Pakistan went on to lose the match by 17 runs.
Zaman, who batted terrifically for his knock of 193, was Pakistan’s final hope of attaining the 342-run goal. But his dismissal, borne out of apparent trickery from de Kock, ended all probabilities of a Pakistani victory.
But de Kock’s pretend fielding effort didn’t end in any runs penalty on South Africa as the 2 on-field umpires curiously let it go. When Zaman ought to’ve remained unbeaten on the crease, he needed to stroll again to the pavilion.
Fully satisfied that that is in opposition to 41.5.1. Wonder what @ICC’s response would have been had this occurred in a match involving massive three groups.
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) April 4, 2021