Leg Before Wicket (LBW)

In this article we are going to introduce most important cricket laws which are applicable since the sport cricket came in to being.The cricket game is the game of laws for the both teams playing the game as well as for the umpires.Here we will discuss the most important cricket law "Leg Before Wicket", or LBW. Have a look at the following important steps involved in the LBW.

What is Leg Before Wicket (LBW). Before diving into the depth of LBW, we must explain what is "Leg Before Wicket" or LBW, after a deep research we conclude the following definition of LBW Law.

        "Leg Before wicket is one of the way by which a batsman is given out in Cricket "
    Description : After defining the LBW law, we will dive into its depth and will make 

                          sure that cricket fans and viewer will be able to understand this law, 

                          so lets go into description of LBW.

In the history of cricket laws, Leg Before Wicket  was introduced in 1774 when most of the 

batsmen started to stop the ball before hitting their stumps with pads.When the bowler and 

fielders appeal for LBW, umpire may give out LBW to the batsman if the ball would struck the

 wicket,but was intercepted by any parts of batsman's body except of hand holding the bat. 

For more details, read these steps.

1) Leg Before Out :- The batsman may be given as LBW out,if 

(a) If the ball is not  a 'No' ball.

 (b) If the ball is not intercepting full pitch, & pitches in the line between Wicket & Wicket or 

       on the off side of the striker's wicket.

(c) If the ball not touched the bat before hitting the pad, the striker intercepts the ball, either a 

     full pitched delivery or after pitching, with any body part of the striker.

(d) If the point of ball impact , even if above the level of the bails,  
      (1) ball is between wicket and wicket.

     (2) If the striker does not attempt to play the ball with his bat, is either between wicket 

          and wicket or outside the line of the Off Stump.

(e) But for the interception, the ball would hit the wicket.

2) Interception of the ball
 (a)In the above assessing points (c), (d), and (e) in (1), only the first interception is to be considered.

 (b) In the above assessing point (e) in (1), its to be assumed that the path of the of the ball before 

    interception ,would have continued after interception, irrespective of whether the ball might have   
     pitched subsequently or not.

3) Off Side Of the Wicket : The off side of the Striker's wicket, shall be determined by the behavior 

                                               of the striker at the moment the ball comes into play for that delivery.