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    Are good bowlers better rewarded in modern day cricket?

    Over the last decade we have gradually seen batsmen attacking game reaching heights never seen before however in the same time period what i have noticed is the gradual decline in the defensive game of modern day batsman. More gap between bat and pad, following the swing and nicking it to keeper these are pretty common sights these days on pitches that offer little bit of something and even the best of today batsmen are guilty of showing such loose technique.

    Aus-NZ game at Eden park is a perfect template of what I am saying sure there was something in it for bowlers and Starc, Boult are both quality bowlers but they were aided by some bad batting and it was not a 150 plays 150 track. I believe on a batting wicket batsman are more unforgivin these days but as soon as there is something in to support the bowler a good bowler is more likely to pick 6-31 in 11 overs then a 3-73 he would get in 28 overs 20 years back.

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    not sure if its correct or not, but that's good thinking. I think there is some truth in that theory

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    It's an interesting question, but I think some pitches negate even good bowlers these days. On anything resembling a sporting pitch I think you're totally right.
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    Sometimes I think the death just comes down to how good a hitter a batsman is and his form and the bowler is kind of irrelevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    It's an interesting question, but I think some pitches negate even good bowlers these days. On anything resembling a sporting pitch I think you're totally right.
    yeah as I said if its a road batsman are much more unforgiving these days but we are more likely to see 150 all out on pitches these days where a par score would be 275.

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    Batsmen have less technique to cope if the ball does move around these days, the T20/ODI way of smashing through the line on roads means they don't need to work on it. Look at how Australia batted on the last few ashes tours when there was cloud cover as opposed to a sunny day. Or take Kohli last summer when there was a touch of movement he was stuffed.
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