Definition of batting order in English:

batting order


  • The order in which batsmen or batters in cricket or baseball take their turn to bat:

    ‘I want you to come in lower down the batting order’
    ‘the timing and the batting order can achieve the results they intend’
    • ‘When the Rockies traded outfielder Juan Pierre, they created a void atop the batting order.’
    • ‘The batting order definitely needs to be altered.’
    • ‘With four hitters in the lineup like the ones you mention, it wouldn't matter much where the manager placed them in the batting order.’
    • ‘We've also shifted the batting order around a bit and everyone's understood their roles, responsibilities and made a few sacrifices.’
    • ‘The batting order has not been established with any degree of certainty; with many players unsure of what role to perform.’