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Square leg
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Square leg
As its name suggests, this position is square of the wicket on the leg side, next to where the second umpire stands.

There are a few variations in this position:

  • Deep square leg
  • Short Leg
  • Backward square

    Deep square leg is back on the boundary, while at backward square you would be standing slightly behind the line of the wicket.

    Short leg is a position usually given to the youngest member of the fielding side.

    It's the unfortunate honour of standing just yards from the bat on the leg-side.

    Reactions have to be very sharp, but the fielder must wear a helmet and shinguards.





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