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Fielding positions: Point (4)

Mid wicketSquare legFine legWicketkeeperSlipsThird manGullyPointCoverMid off

You will usually find the best fielder in the team fielding at point.

They'll be located square of the wicket on the off-side and have the responsibility of stopping forceful shots played off the back foot like the square cut.

Jonty Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes specialised in fielding at backward point

It's a very busy part of the cricket pitch to be fielding at.

There are a few different positions in that area.

Backward point is slightly behind square of the wicket, while silly point, as the name suggests, is not a great place to field.

It is most commonly used when a spin bowler is in action to snap up any bat-pad chances.

This will involve standing just a couple of yards from the batsman, square of the wicket on the off-side.

You will often see them jumping around trying to protect themselves when the batsman plays a big shot on the off-side.

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