ICC World Cup 2015 till now is all about batsmen, batsmen are all running hot smashing the balls all over the cricket stadium. Teams and individuals have been piling up the records and crowd is loving that.
In previous ten world cups only one team has been able to cross the barrier of 400 and no batsmen has ever scored a double century, but in ICC World Cup 2015 three teams have crossed this magical barrier and two batsmen Martin Guptil (237 not out) and Chris Gayle (235) made a double century.
If we see with perspective of bowlers this world cup has been a hard toil. Only one bowler Trent Boult New Zealand paceman has been able to take over 20 wickets while in 2007 World Cup 4 bowlers were able to cross this barrier.
On Thursday ICC chief executive Dave Richardson said that the change in rules and influence of T20’s has changed the way ODI’s and Test cricket are played now-a-days. According to him the fast moving format has a positive impact on the game but he also accepted that balance between bowlers and batsmen is shifting more towards the batsmen and some rules have to be changed to give bowlers more chance.
One possible rule change is to allow the team to have five fielders in outfield in last 10 overs. Under the current a team can only have four fielders outside the circle.