5 Most confusing rules in cricket

5 Most confusing rules in cricket

Understanding the complicated rules isn't as easy as they might seem absurd or rather confusing to our ears but exist within the laws of the game.

The boundary rope
The boundary rope. (Photo Source: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

There are more than a million cricket fans across the globe. Over the years many youngsters have started to love this beautiful game and have started to understand the dynamics of cricket. However, irrespective of what people think, being a cricket fan isn’t as easy as it seems.

Cricket has a lot of rules, including the simple as well the complicated ones. Understanding the complicated rules isn’t as easy as they might seem absurd or rather confusing to our ears but exist within the laws of the game. Out of all the confusing rules in cricket, there are several ones that leave the pundits of the game stunned. 

Here, we take a look at 5 such confusing rules in cricket:

1. Net Run Rate

Net Run Rate
Net Run Rate. (Photo Source: Twitter)

If you were good at mathematics during your school or college days then we challenge you to understand and decode the Net Run Rate(NRR) process. Run rate calculation has always been troubling for various cricket fans, adding more confusion (and excitement) during a match. The NRR is very important during a tournament or a league. 

Especially in a scenario when two teams have won the same number of matches and have the same number of points. In such a scenario, the team having a superior NRR is the one to qualify to the next stage of the competition. It often comes down to the NRR at the end of the group stage. 

For Example, in 2014 IPL , during the final game of the group stage, it was Mumbai Indians that made it to the playoffs despite not crossing the target within the allotted deliveries, which was supposedly needed to push their NRR above Rajasthan Royals. Actually though, their qualification was completely lawful. They would have still qualified had they hit a boundary off any of their next two balls, as that would have taken them to 193. The final score is the category for NRR calculations, and not the target.