New ODI rules to benefit fast bowling

The home series against England will see the Indian team play under ICC’s new ODI rules, which come into effect from October 1, 2011, for the first time. Here’s a crisp dissection of the set of new rules: what each rule means, the intention behind it, the trade off and my overall verdict. 1. Two balls to be used, instead of one, in each innings of a match What it means: Two balls will be used from the start, bowled from either ends. The intention: To remove the mandatory ball change drama in 34th over and the subjectivity behind which … Continue reading New ODI rules to benefit fast bowling