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What Is The Definition Of Corridor Of Uncertainty In Cricket?
1. An area just outside the batsman’s off stump. In theory, this is a very small part of the pitch where the ball can bounce to produce a delivery that confuses the batsman. The name actually derives from the resulting uncertainty of whether the batsman should play forward, play back or leave the delivery (not make an attempt to play the ball).
This term is often used by commentators, and is said to have been invented and popularized by former England batsman (and now commentator) Geoffrey Boycott beginning in 1990.
Examples Of How Corridor Of Uncertainty Is Used In Commentary
1. The delivery passed through the corridor of uncertainty, leaving the batsman confounded as to how to play the ball.
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