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Jonty Rhodes takes a catch in the covers

The cover area runs from point all the way round to mid-off and is another important off-side position.

Again it's normally where you'll find one of the better fielders in the side who'll be trying to stop drives off the front or back foot.

There are a few different positions in the covers:

  • Extra cover
  • Short extra Cover
  • Deep extra Cover

    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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