Players who are about to start playing cricket at national or international level it is important for them to get familiar with different types of fielding positions in cricket. You can familiarize yourself with all types of fielding positions by reading our articles and watching below videos.
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  • Catching Positions

The team who is fielding in the cricket ground should perform best and take as many catches as possible. Well, if you want to catch out the maximum numbers of batsman then it is essential to know about catching fielding positions in cricket. Generally, the catching positions are taken close to the batsman such that the ball is caught without wasting even a single moment.
Other important catching position is that of wicket keeper who stands right behind the batsman. The slips are made to stand on the side of the wicket keeper.

  • Run Saving Positions

Other important position in the cricket field is run saving position. A circle is drawn at the distance of thirty yards. The fielders are made to stand within the circle or on the edge of circle. The fielders positioned on this circle dive as soon as the batsman hits the ball. After these positions, the players are made to stand at deep positions. This position is helpful in preventing batsman from hitting 4s and 6s. As a cricket player, you should be familiar with positions like silly point and short leg as well.

  • Never Forget Fielding Rules in Cricket Field

One other aspect that is important to know is the fielding rules to be followed in the cricket ground. It has been seen that the numbers of rules in one-day cricket match are many more if compared to fielding rules in test matches. Thus, you should get familiar with all the rules before stepping in the ground for fielding.