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Not out. See Law 32.3e (a fair catch). If the ball hits a fielder's protective helmet this is not a fair catch and the batsman is not out, although the ball remains in play.

MCC Laws of cricket:,58,AR.html

However, if the helmet was on the ground and not his head, then the fielding team is penalised 5 runs and the ball is declared dead - he is not out.

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Q: If a batsman hits the ball into the helmet of the wicketkeeper and it is caught is this out or not?
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