Shane Warne, the former Australian spinner has come up with a new suggestion for T20I cricket and wants each bowler to be allowed to bowl a maximum of five overs instead of the allotted 4 overs.
While Shane Warne expressed the desire to implement this rule in T20I cricket, he also said his suggestion could be first tried in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
Shane Warne Tags Sourav Ganguly And Asks To Try To Implement Rule Of Maximum 5 Overs In IPL
The former cricketer has tagged the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly as well as the International Cricket Council (ICC) in his Twitter post.
Getting a lot of great reply’s to my suggestion re a maximum of 5 overs per bowler in T/20 cricket ! Let’s make it happen ASAP @ICC ! Maybe we could try it in the @IPL starting on Sept 19 @SGanguly99 👍
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) September 8, 2020
As per current rule, each bowler in a T20I match is allowed to bowl four overs. Several of Shane Warne’s fans have backed his idea, with some saying it would improve the quality of the game.
Sourav Ganguly is the 39th and current president of BCCI after representing India from 1992 to 2008 and captaining India from 2000-2005.
Shane Warne’s Idea Is Replied By Users In Twitter Handle
Some users of twitter said it was a good idea whereas others disagreed while some suggested 25 overs game should be played instead of 20. Some users claimed that the match will be tilted in favor of batsmen while some commented that T20 will be turned into dead rubbers.
“Love the idea. 6 batsmen, keeper, 4 bowlers. It would improve quality,” a user commented on Warne’s post.
“It shud hv been done long back….wud hv brought some balance between bat & ball in T20…esp in close matches,” another user wrote.
Whereas, some raised concerns saying that it will be ‘harsh’ on all-rounders. Since at least 5 bowlers can bowl 4 overs each, the new idea will see only 4 bowlers bowl 5 overs. The all-rounders like Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, and Ravindra Jadeja will face problems if the new rule is implicated.
“It will be harsh on all-rounders,” a user commented.
“Not justified to all rounders,” read another comment.
Some twitter users have suggested using 2 bowlers to bowl 5 overs each. Some users commented that instead of bringing balance the game will be tilted more in favor of batsmen. Some commented that the game will be more interesting while some users suggested implication of new methods like allowing 5 foreign players, allowing 3 bouncers per over, 10 outfield bowlers bowling 10 overs each, 2 bowlers bowling 5 overs.