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Reactions have to be quick in the slips as this is where the lots of catches are taken.

Positioned on the off-side behind the wicket, first slip is alongside the wicketkeeper, with second slip, third slip etc following in the same direction.

First slip is normally a foot or so behind the wicketkeeper .

This is because the ball flies faster off the edge when the ball goes finer.





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