Square leg is a position on the height of the wicket at the leg side (on side).
This job requires sharp moves in order to make any catches, as the ball come of the bat very fast at this position.
The players positioned on square leg often are accompanied by the umpire, who stands at the same height as square leg.
Square leg has some similar or nearby positions. Deep square leg is at the boundary and has as main role, to prevent the ball from crossing.
Backward square is a little bit up the wicket, on the same height as square leg.
Short leg is a very unpopular position, which is often assigned to the youngest member with the fastest reactions. Short leg is directly next to the batsman, on height of the wicket. Generally the players on short leg should wear a helmet and shin guard.