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5 Types of No Ball in Cricket you will surprise to know.

In this article, we are going to tell you 5 types of No ball in cricket you have never heard before. Cricket is a game of thousands of laws.

We all love to play the game but we are not aware of many rules made by ICC for all formats of the game.

Let’s explore 5 types of No Ball in cricket that are hardly seen.

#1  No Ball for Breaching the On-side Rule:

Very few people know the rule of On-side. If a fielding team breach the rule of On-side that umpire will surely call it for the No Ball.

Also Read: Bowling Action Rules By ICC

What is the On-Side rule? The on-side rule sets a limitation on the number of fielders that can be placed behind the popping crease of the batsman on the on-side or the leg side.

No more than 2 fielders are allowed to be placed on the leg side behind the crease of a batsman.

5 types of No ball you never knew before

 #2  If Ball Stops Before Reaching the Batsman:

types of No ball in cricket

If a bowl delivered by the bowler comes to rest in front of the line of the striker’s wicket without it having previously touched the bat or the batsman.

The umpires shall call and signal a No Ball and immediately also call and signal a Dead Ball.

#3  If Bowler Throws the Ball before Delivery:

Types of No ball in Cricket

If a bowler throws the ball towards the batsman during the stride of the delivery before the ball has been delivered. It is also a type of No Ball.

Do not get confused here with the type of no ball being called for Throwing or chucking the ball which is related to the bowling action of the bowler.

You can better understand this rule by watching this video.

#4  If the ball bounces off the pitch:

If the bowler bowls the delivery but the ball pitches outside the cricket pitch before it reaches the striker’s wickets. In such conditions, Umpire will call it a No Ball.

Also Read: Who is The Most Technically Sound Batsman In The World

Many times (when we play friendly cricket) we have seen Umpire giving dead ball signals to such deliveries whereas it is a No Ball. Though it is hardly seen in international cricket.

One such incident took place during a test match between India and England in 2016 and India and South Africa in 2019.

Interestingly both times bowler was Ravindra Jadeja. You can better understand this by watching this video.

#5  If Wicketkeeper is in Front of Stumps:

The wicketkeeper is not allowed to come ahead or cannot be parallel to the stumps from the moment the ball comes into play until either of the following things take place –

  •  Batsman on the striker’s end tries to take a run
  • The ball has gone past the wickets at the striker’s end
  • The ball touches the bat, body or any other equipment of the batsman

If you are a cricket lover you have hardly seen such type of No Ball in International cricket. Instances of such cases are rare in cricket.

Things have happened twice, once the mistake was done by Rishabh Pant of India and once it was done by Alex Carey.

Just have a look at the given video-

There are other types of No Ball in cricket but they are very common. These 5 types of No Ball are something we hardly watch in matches.

Hope the article had really helpful for all you cricket geeks. Stay associated with us, you will learn many new things.

For all other types of No Ball, you can also read  No ball Law | MCC – Lord’s