Why Cricket is getting more and more Batsman Friendly

In the list of the top 10 highest chased totals, 7 have come in the last 8 years.

Changes in Cricket rules that favour the batsmen

Field Restrictions

  • In the first 10 overs of an innings (the mandatory powerplay), the fielding team may have at most two fielders outside the 30-yard circle.
  • Between 11 and 40 overs four fielders will be allowed to field outside the 30-yard circle.
  • In final 10 overs five fielders will be allowed to field outside the 30-yard circle.

Free Hit

Number of Bouncers

Fine Leg Restriction

2 New Balls From Both Ends

  • Two new balls were introduced in ODI cricket in October 2011 — one from either end, and each ball is used for a maximum of 25 overs in an innings.
  • This means the ball never gets old enough to aid reverse swing.
  • It has also made life harder for spinners, who tend to prefer bowling with an older ball.
  • A harder ball is also easier to score off in the last ten overs of the innings.

Equipment

Bats

Protective Equipment

Formats

T2O

Atmosphere

Fast outfields

Flat and hard Pitches

“I see flat pitches as a huge problem for the health of cricket,” -Justin Langer

Shorter Boundaries

ODI boundary stats over the years (espncricinfo.com)

Conclusion

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