Seaming Pitches & Dukes Balls - Shane Warne's Formula to Make Test Cricket More Exciting

Shane Warne. (Getty Pictures)

After an eventful five-Take a look at sequence between England and India, legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has referred to as on curators to make pitches which might be appropriate for seamers early within the match and help the spinners afterward. He additionally suggested making situations powerful to bat and advised to the ICC that the Dukes ball needs to be used for All Take a look at cricket. Congratulating India and England on the sequence, Warne, who’s second within the listing of highest Take a look at wicket-takers with 708 wickets, reiterated his stance that Kookabura balls needs to be changed by the Dukes to make sure the competition between bat and ball stays thrilling.

Warne has been a robust advocate for utilizing Dukes balls and had even advised earlier that Kookabura balls ought to substitute the Dukes balls.

“The Kookaburra, for a very long time, hasn’t been an excellent ball. We have been saying the identical factor however nothing appears to be altering. Just a few of us have mentioned, ‘let’s strive the Dukes ball right here’. I would like to see it used all around the world.

“The very best ball is the Dukes ball, so let’s use it. It is time for Kookaburra to have a spell and get the Dukes ball out and take a look at that,” Warne had earlier mentioned.

Warne additionally paid tribute to Alastair Cook dinner, who introduced his retirement from Take a look at cricket and in addition to James Anderson, who overtook Glenn McGrath to grow to be the best wicket-taker amongst quick bowlers.

McGrath in the meantime has backed Anderson to interrupt the 600-barrier for quick bowlers and mentioned that Anil Kumble’s 619 wickets might be in his sight,

“I believe he is nonetheless bought little bit left within the tank but,” McGrath mentioned.

“I would wish to see Jimmy go and get 600 after which whether or not he desires to try to knock off one among these dodgy spinners which might be nonetheless on the high of the tree. I believe Kumble is about 619. That is inside vary,” the previous Australian quick bowler added.

First Printed: September 12, 2018, 2:19 PM IST


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