WHEN A CRICKETER reaches 100 runs, they have the chance to reflect on what they have achieved, but also to take a “fresh guard” so they are ready for the challenges that await.

As we know "they" refers to a plural noun, but here "A Cricketer" is a singular noun. What is the antecedent of "they" in this sentence?

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This is called singular they. "They" can be used to refer to a singular person when the person's gender is not known or it is not desirable to attribute a gender to the person.

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