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As a wicket keeper it was mentioned last season I was standing too far back to the fast and medium pace bowlers. Is there a guide to where I should be standing?

last year


Hi Dale...

Where to stand depends on a number of factors. Pace of bowler, pace and bounce in the wicket.

When keeping wicket, where would you want to catch the ball? Most of the time for wicketkeepers this is around waist height.

So using your estimate of the pace of the bowler, and the pace and bounce of the wicket, along with say catching the ball waist high, you can figure out where to stand for that bowler at that time.

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