Cricket Legends Bat-Ball Balance in ODIs

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - 8:44

Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format.

Michael Holding, Ian Chappell, Rahul Dravid and Martin Crowe, participating as experts in 'ESPNcricinfo' discussion on the future of ODIs, in Sydney after the second World Cup semi-final, felt these changes would encourage imaginative captaincy and more aggressive cricket.

Australian great Chappell said thick bats have tilted the balance heavily in favour of the batsmen.

Dravid and Crowe also reiterated their opposition to ICC trimming the 2019 World Cup from 14 to 10 teams.