- adjective directed towards the back
- adjective indicating the area somewhat behind the line of the batsman’s wicket. The term may be used on its own (‘standing a little backward of square’) or in combination to indicate a modified fielding position that would normally be squarer on to the wicket, such as point or short leg.
Citation ‘The day started with a cool breeze blowing from backward square-leg’
Citation ‘Yuvraj cover drives to the fence. Kaif pulls backward of square for four’
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