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Fielding positions: Cover (5)

Mid wicketSquare legFine legWicketkeeperSlipsThird manGullyPointCoverMid off

The cover area runs from point all the way round to mid-off.

It's another very busy area on the off-side to be fielding in and the better fielders will be found in this position.

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The main aim in the covers is to stop the runs coming from the batsman driving off the front or back foot.

There are a few different positions in the covers:

Extra cover is positioned between the regular cover fielder and mid-off.

If that fielder is then brought into a catching position closer to the wicket then they become the short extra cover fielder.

Deep extra cover is a more defensive position out on the boundary.





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