1. A player of the batting side now on the field
  2. The player now receiving strike; the striker
    2001: The batsman, Kathryn Leng, (who has played for quite a few years for England) asked the umpire dumbfounded if Charlie was going to bowl with a helmet on. — (Australian cricketer), her women's Ashes diary entry for 19 June 2001 1
  3. Any player selected for his or her team principally to bat, as opposed to a bowler

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