Kohli weighs in on new rule of using two new balls in ODIs

Kohli weighs in on new rule of using two new balls in ODIs

Kohli weighs in on new rule of using two new balls in ODIs

Written by Reuters

22 Jun, 2018 | 8:31 pm

Reuters – Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday (June 22) weighed in on the new rule of using two new balls in one-day games, saying that now there was hardly any room for attacking cricket from a bowler’s point of view. Bowlers have often found themselves short-changed since the 2011 decision to have one new ball from each end which, many believe, has rendered the already batsman-friendly format even more lop-sided.

The decision meant the ball never gets old enough to generate reverse swing or aid the spinners, while being easier to score off in the death overs.

England’s marauding batsmen drove home the point in the ongoing ODI series against Australia by amassing 342, a world record 481 and 314 in their last three matches.

Kohli sympathized with the “brutal” plight of the bowlers while addressing a news conference in New Delhi ahead of the team’s departure for Ireland and England


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