There's a thread on rule changes, but I thought this might be better as its own separate thread.
When a player sustains an injury that prevents them from continuing a match it creates an unfair situation I'm sure we can all agree. I've thought on the matter a bit and wonder if there isn't a better way.
I've been thinking on some sort of substitute system where players can only replace other players in a like for like fashion. For example a fast bowler can only be replaced by another fast bowler.
Does anyone else have any views on this, and what are the pitfalls of a substitute system in cricket might be?
All I know is that being forced to play with 10 men vs 11 through no fault of your own isn't a fair contest.