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Fielding positions: Fine leg (7)

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This is usually an area where bowlers hope to get a bit of rest between overs.


The position is on the leg side at around 45 degrees to the wicket.

Although it is not considered the most glamorous position to field in, it is an important run-saving area.

They will find themselves sweeping up a large area of the on side, particularly if the leg glance shot is being played.

When a spin bowler is on, the fine leg fielder will usually be brought up into the "ring" to prevent singles.

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