Check out the most valued place in cricket field.
Every dimension of cricket has something which is ignored, and their importance may not be daunting on the face of it, but they act as catalysts in taking the game forward. They can be easy to disregard, but pruning them will leave the game in shambles.
Undervaluing doesn’t devalue the prominence that these things present to the contest between bat and ball.
1 The wicket-keeper
HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum dives as he attempts to catch South African batsman Jacques Kallis during the first day of the first Test Match, in Hamilton 10 March 2004. South Africa finished the day at 279-4. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
2 The short-leg fielder
3 The night-watchman
4 A slow runner at the non-striker’s end
5 The drinks carrier