Most of the foundations of the trendy recreation has been beneficial to the batsmen and it’s towards this backdrop that the 71-year-old has advocated for two-bouncers per over for the bowlers in T20 Internationals.
The shortest format, through the years, has witnessed dominance of batsmen throughout the globe with bowlers having little to play for, particularly on flat decks with brief boundaries.
While the “Little Master” doesn’t need drastic modifications in guidelines in T20s, the 2 bouncers per over is one thing which he suggests may be explored by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“The T20 game is doing very well and there’s no need to tinker with it. It’s loaded heavily in favour of the batsmen for sure. So, give a fast bowler two bouncers per over and yes the boundaries can be easily longer, if the ground authorities want it,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying in an interview with PTI information company.
The bowlers have suffered in latest instances because of the flat nature of the wickets and likewise due to the brief sq. boundaries as evident from among the matches performed on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 within the UAE, the place batsmen have made it merry whereas bowlers have been on the receiving finish.
Currently within the UAE doing commentary duties with Star Sports community for IPL 2020, Gavaskar desires the lawmakers of the sport to give you some guidelines so that there’s a honest contest between the bat and the ball.
“Look at giving an extra over to the bowler who takes a wicket in his first three overs. But seriously there’s no need to bring any changes at all,” added Gavaskar, who has been a member of the ICC’s cricket committee, which seems to be into rule modifications.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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