‘Batsmen are in two minds …’: Sandeep Sharma, Nicholas Pooran support IPL rule change for bowlers | Cricket News

Mar25,2024



New Delhi: Sandeep SharmaRajasthan Royals fast bowler praised rule change In the Indian Premier League (IPL), bowlers are allowed to bowl two Bouncer The claim is that each over will keep the batsmen guessing and make the game more unpredictable.
Twenty20 cricket This has traditionally been the batsman's format, including in international games, with bowlers allowed to bowl only one short-pitched ball each over, but the Indian Cricket Board decided to level the playing field for this year's IPL. Changed the rules.

“I think this will help the bowlers a bit,” Sandeep told reporters after Rajasthan defeated Lucknow Supergiants by 20 runs in the first match on Sunday.

“Earlier, batsmen were able to predict where the bowler would bowl if he had already used one of his bouncers. It would be easier for the batsmen. But with two bouncers, the batsmen are also in a dilemma as to where the bowler is going to bowl. There is also one bouncer left for the bowler to use,” Sandeep said.
west indies batsman nicholas puranWhose undefeated 64 went in vain during Lucknow's futile chase of 194, also supported the rule change.
“It's a good rule. Especially when someone comes to bat, it's effective. If someone doesn't like the short ball, you can trouble him with a few balls,” Pooran said.

“But in saying that, we need to do our homework as players and as bowlers as well. Some batsmen also like the short ball,” the West Indies batsman said.
KL Rahul New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult had to go through the concussion protocol after he was hit on the helmet by the ball, but the Lucknow captain did not pay much attention to this rule or his team's defeat.
“It's just the first game and I won't pay too much attention to it or analyze it too much,” Rahul said.
(With inputs from Reuters)



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