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What does LBW mean?
Leg Before Wicket (LBW) is one of the ways in which a batsman can be dismissed in the sport of cricket.
LBW occurs when the ball hits the batsman's body (usually the leg) in front of the wicket, and the umpire determines that the ball would have gone on to hit the wicket if the batsman's leg was not in the way.
LBW rule is designed to prevent the batsman from blocking the ball using his body, rather than attempting to hit it with the bat.
Despite the word Leg in the "Leg Before Wicket", the rule applies if the ball hits the batsman on any part of his body, except for the glove of a hand in contact with the bat. The glove is considered part of the bat.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the full form of LBW?
The full form of LBW is Leg Before Wicket