If you are a captain or bowler the chances are that you agonise over setting the right field.
While the wrong field can be a disaster, the right one can make the difference between winning and losing. Especially in lower scoring games. So mastering the basics is essential. As is being able to think on your feet and change your ideas and plots at a moments notice. Perhaps even every ball.
With that in mind, here are some general notes on how to place the field.