Originally Posted by SJS
I agree with that, Something definitely needs to be done to bring the bowlers into the match as something better than bowling machines. If bowling became better/more difficult to handle, batting will automatically require more skills and the separation of wheat from chaff will be clearer.
Whats the point in having a contest where most of the bowlers bowl fast to medium but almost never with any slips.
I have a few ideas and will be writingabout it another time. One could surely be allowing a cricket ball with two halves of leather instead of four quarters as we have today. It makes the ball to swing much more. That should make the batsmen think and play instead of the mindless slogging we see today.
With the T-20 game as it is today, we could do without power plays. Its still going to be high scoring as faras scoring rates go.
On the other hand, SJS, I think a certain amount of field restriction is needed in T20.. Only then, even on a bowlers' wicket, will they keep slips and the sort... Attacking captaincy is becoming more and more of a risk that many ppl are just unwilling to take and the only way to get all this in is through such rules.
But I do agree abt that 2 piece ball thing.... Some commentators have been harping on it for years, dunno why the admins don't lend them an ear.