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Mid-off
A captain will often field at mid-off as it's the position closest to the bowler and the best place to encourage and talk to the bowler.

The mid-off fielder has the job of trying to cut off the straight drive and has to stay on their toes to prevent quick singles from being taken.

There are a couple of different positions in this area:

  • Deep mid-off
  • Silly mid-off
  • Long off

    Mid-off is normally positioned about 25-30 yards from the batsman, while silly mid-off is in close to the batsman looking for bat-pad chances.

    Deep mid-off is usually three-quarters of the way from the boundary, while long-off is right out on the rope.

    Similar positions on the leg or on side are known as mid-on, deep mid-on etc.





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