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Cow corner is a region of the
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. The location of cow corner depends on a batsman's
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, but it is always a part of the
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in the deep on the batsman's
leg side The leg side, or on side, is defined to be a particular half of the field used to play the sport of cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, field at the centre ...
, typically stretching between deep-midwicket and long on. The diagram shows the location of cow corner for a right-handed batsman. Cow corner is thought to be named after an area on the ground at Dulwich College where cattle would often graze. This has led to the naming of ''Cow shots'', which are wild and risky shots that tend to end up at cow corner, and are considered to be mostly played by players with little knowledge of, or ability to apply, the more difficult techniques of the game. Such players were supposed to be particularly prominent in the type of cricket played in rural or agricultural areas, where players did not have exposure to more sophisticated methods of playing. Such shots are also called agricultural. This region of the field has been somewhat more frequented in more recent forms of the game, including T20 matches, as batsmen have had to find ways to hit the ball to the boundary even for
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-length deliveries.Shubham Khare
"Cow Corner":The Position that T20 Cricket Popularized.
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Leg side The leg side, or on side, is defined to be a particular half of the field used to play the sport of cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, field at the centre ...
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