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A guide to fielding positions

Mid wicketSquare legFine legWicketkeeperSlipsThird manGullyPointCoverMid off

Fielding is a crucial part of cricket and there are many areas where a fielder will be placed.

The position names can seem a little strange to the untrained eye.

You can field in the slips, at gully, at square leg or even at silly point.

When a position is described as 'deep' or 'long' as in deep mid-wicket or long off then the fielder is usually placed right out on the boundary.

Similarly a position prefixed as 'short' or 'silly', for example silly point means a fielder is placed in closer than a conventional point fielder would normally stand.

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