bats·​man | \ ˈbats-mən How to pronounce batsman (audio) \

Definition of batsman

: a batter especially in cricket

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Playing in Afghanistan’s adopted home — India — will pose a stern challenge to the Ireland batsmen, with the wickets likely to suit the Afghan spinners. Rizwan Ali, The Seattle Times, "Afghanistan set to “host” 1st home test in India vs Ireland," 19 Feb. 2019 Mayfield ended the game on the bottom of the fifth with five runs on one hit, two walks, one hit batsman, two wild pitches and one passed ball. Jeff Tully,, "Flintridge Prep softball unable to sustain early lead," 10 Apr. 2018 The more a ball swings in the air, the more problems a batsman faces and, consequently, the more likely the player is to be dismissed. Zahid Mahmood, CNN, "Ball tampering: What is it and why is it such a big deal?," 28 Mar. 2018 Of Texas City’s five free passes to first base, three eventually made the complete tour of the bases as did one of the four hit batsmen. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Memorial ties Texas City in nightcap of twinbill," 6 June 2018 In recent years, the game has been tilted too much in favor of the batsmen. Nick Compton, CNN, "How to solve cricket's ball-tampering problem?," 30 Mar. 2018 What a great batsman, Jim Riggleman. ... Idiot’s Hall of Fame Inaugural Class: The person who shot and killed a giraffe and then celebrated. Nick Canepa,, "Latest star Laker? Yeah, just forgot all the early great ones," 7 July 2018 Taking advantage of the Hoover errors and a hit batsman, the Bulldogs also had three hits in the top of the first inning, bringing nine batters to the plate to take a 5-0 lead. Jeff Tully,, "Burbank baseball slugs past Hoover," 21 Apr. 2018 Otherwise, Richard’s only mistakes were a trio of walks and one hit batsman. Matthew Defranks,, "Clayton Richard dominates Marlins as Miami loses ninth of last 12," 10 June 2018

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1756, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of batsman

: a player who is batting especially in the game of cricket

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