why cricket player lowers his hands while catching a cricket ball?

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Because in this way he increases the time of catch to reduce the momentum of the ball to zero.

As, force = change in momentum/time

Therefore player has to apply a smaller force against the ball to stop it. The ball in turn exert a smaller force on his hand and thus the hands are not injured.

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because we want to increase the time due to time increase the value of force decreases and the hands are remain without  any injury.

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