Cricket: Rule change ‘can give England extra bounce’

The new rule change on bouncers could assist Steven Finn and England when they face India in the first one-day match in Rajkot on Friday.

The new rule change on bouncers could assist Steven Finn and England when they face India in the first one-day match in Rajkot on Friday.

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Bowling coach David Saker believes England’s pace attack is ready to cash in on new playing regulations for one-day internationals.

The International Cricket Council has been tinkering with the ODI format for several years, adding and removing innovations and experimenting at regular intervals in a bid to keep the format exciting in the Twenty20 era.

Some, such as the batting powerplay, have been a clear boon to the one-day game but others, such as the ill-fated “super-sub” system are better forgotten.

 

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