"Saying This For Years": Australian Legend Wants Major Rule Change In White-Ball Cricket
The Australia legend Mark Waugh has proposed for a major change in the rule of cricket in the white-ball format.
- NDTV Sports Desk
- Updated: November 28, 2023 03:16 PM IST
Australia legend Mark Waugh has proposed for a major change in the rule of cricket in the white-ball format. The ex-Australia batter has suggested that run scoring through leg-byes should be removed from the limited-overs cricket. Waugh asked the custodian of the laws of cricket to try bringing the change and then evaluate."A batting side should not benefit from leg byes. The whole point of batting is to hit the ball with the bat, not pads. If you score leg byes, it means you've missed the ball, and the bowler has beaten you," wrote a user on X, formerly known as Twitter.
"I've been saying this for years. I think it should at least be a rule in all white ball cricket. Give it a trial and see how it goes," wrote Waugh while replying to the opinion.
I've been saying this for years. I think it should at least be a rule in all white ball cricket. Give it a trial and see how it goes.— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) November 26, 2023
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That effectively means that Iyer will walk into the playing XI and there is a strong possibility that he will replace Tilak. The replacement has more to do with combination rather than form.
After near-flawless batting performance in back-to-back games, the new-look Indian team would like to keep its foot firmly on the pedal on a Barsapara Stadium track that has traditionally been a batting belter. And there is no reason to think that the 22-yard strip is any different this time also.
(With PTI Inputs)