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What Is Power Play In Cricket?

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A Powerplay is a fielding restriction rule introduced into One Day International (ODI) cricket in 2005. It was created to prevent fielding teams packing the boundary with fielders and in an effort to make the middle overs of an innings more exciting. There are three types of powerplay during an innings: The mandatory powerplay and an additional one each for the batting team and the bowling side, to use at their own discretion. All three powerplays must be used once in an innings.

Mandatory Powerplay- 10 overs long fielding restriction, must be the first 10 overs of the match. Only two fielders are allowed outside the 30 yard circle. There must be a minimum of two stationary fielders (catchers, e.g slip fielders) at any one time.

Bowling Powerplay - 5 overs long, can be taken when the bowling side chooses to. Although from 2011, the ICC stimulates that it cannot be taken before the 16th over or after the 36th over. Only three fielders are allowed outside the 30 yard circle, and catches are not mandatory.

Batting Powerplay - The exact same rules apply as to the bowling powerplay, except that the batting side chooses when to implement the powerplay.

Powerplays are also used in Twenty20 cricket. However there is only one mandatory powerplay which is always the first six overs of any innings. Only two fielders are allowed outside the 30 yard circle in these overs.

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A Powerplay is a rule introduced in 2005 concerning fielding restrictions in One Day International (ODI) cricket. In the past, there was a 15-over period at the start of an innings when only two fielders were allowed outside the 30-yard circle. This meant that attacking batsmen were likely to score runs quickly in the first 15 overs, but would become more watchful after the end of the spell.
In an effort to keep the game more exciting during the middle overs, this rule was amended to apply not only to the first 10 overs of every innings, but also in two blocks of five overs, Powerplays, which will be used at the discretion of the fielding captain.
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Power play is used for field restrictions, which is helpful for batsmen.
Abadit Ali Profile
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In one day international cricket the field restrictions are applied. In the beginning of this rule was up to first fifteen overs. The fielding team can not place more than two fielders outside the ring. After fifteen over the field restriction are off and the fielding side can place more that two fielder.    This rule was announced to make the cricket more attractive. In recent year two new rules were introduced for same purpose. One of them was power play. The power play is also about the field restrictions. But the number of overs increased and these overs are divided into three power plays. First power play will be from first to tenth over. The other two are the choice of the fielding team. They can choose whenever they want.    The fielding team decides according to the current situation. If the batting team is performing well and their run rate is high then the second and third power play may be delayed. But if the bowlers are dominant then they get rid of power plays in continues overs (i.e. 11 to 15 and 16 to 20 overs). After the implementation of power play the game of cricket has become more attractive.
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The Power Plays are new fielding restrictions put forth by the ICC. They are as follows:
First 10 overs (Powerplay 1): 2 players in catching position and only 2 allowed outside 30 yard circle.

Power Play 2 and 3: Each of 5 overs(captain's choice when to take): Only 2 players outside 30 yard circle but no catching positions required.

Rest 30 overs: Minimum 4 required inside 30 yard circle.
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Power play means you can put only 3 or 4 fielders outside the 30 yard circle depending upon which power play is running . There are two power plays in cricket First one is from 1- 10 overs and second one is taken between 35 to 45 overs which is of 5 overs. In this period only 4 players can stay outside the circle.

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