infield

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the part of a cricket field that is close to the wicket, as distinguished from the outfield
    Citation ‘This time Ghai stayed in the infield after the over’ (Matthew Engel, Guardian 21 January 1985)
    Citation ‘His partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni … was decisive, and the ease with which he worked the ball into the gaps and hit cleanly over the infield was revealing’ (Dileep Premachandran, Cricinfo Magazine May 2006)
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