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    Bring back 60 overs per side ODIs

    Right. This may sound bizzare. I was watching a few clips on old ODIs from 70s and 80s today. I was thinking that how the game has evolved and how differently ODIs are played nowadays. The way the game is being played, I feel it has become too predictable and some changes need to be tried. I want to make the game more interesting and get the same feel as watching the last day of a thrilling test match.

    My suggestion is as follows:
    1. Introduce a new format on a trial basis and call it ODI plus
    2. This will be a 60 overs per side
    3. Pink ball to be used
    4. Only one ball to be used (this will bring back spinners and reverse swing in the game)
    5. 2 bouncers per over allowed
    6. Bowlers can bowl a max of 15 overs
    7. 15 minute break after 30 overs.

    The above format will mean that bits and pieces cricketers will be erased from the game for ever. You will survive only you have the technique and stamina. More quality will be on display as the main bowlers will be able to bowl 15 overs. I genuienly feel this will make a thrilling contest. What do you guys think?
    Last edited by gazza619; 10th February 2019 at 03:25.

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    Are people doing away with watching current ODIs?
    If yes, making them longer wouldn’t exactly help the cause, would it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSensible View Post
    Are people doing away with watching current ODIs?
    If yes, making them longer wouldn’t exactly help the cause, would it?
    Nah but somethings are missing. Batsmen have become so good now because of powerful bats and heavy training. The rules also support the batsmen and there is no equal balance between bat and ball.

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    The above rules can be applied to 50 overs game as well.

    Bowlers allowed to bowl 12 overs instead of 10.

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    Why not 90 overs per day and make it a Test match?


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    Do away with bouncer restrictions

    There should be a minimum size for playing area. Atleast 70m.

    Only one new ball.

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    Great idea, mickey will then make sure that Pak don't play with any specialist bowlers, and we will have bit and pieces all rounders till no 11, just in the hope that we can bat till 60th over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    Nah but somethings are missing. Batsmen have become so good now because of powerful bats and heavy training. The rules also support the batsmen and there is no equal balance between bat and ball.
    Wouldn't it be better to make the rules fairer for the bowlers under the confines of the 50 over game, instead of creating an entirely new format. Major teams are already saturated with games in their schedule, and this would basically mean, the teams get no rest.

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    Boundary size is a big issue for me , in an international match the boundary should be at least meters.

    With all that protection , take away the bouncer limit. Lets bowlers have some fun too. Without reverse swing , bowlers are keen to use variations these days which i do not mind but the one cant deny that reverse swing adds more beauty to the game.


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    No. Make boundaries bigger. Bring back 1 ball for 50 overs. That will bring reverse swing back into the game.

    ODI cricket can still be fun with specific changes being made.

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    To start with get rid of the 2 new ball rule as it has killed the fun of reverse swing in ODI's. If we can get a more long lasting ball which doesn't loose it color this will be the perfect solution.

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    Do away with the two balls rule and smaller grounds and we would be fine.


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    It’s not a bad idea, refreshes the ODI format making it more different to T20 and tests, and in today’s age you would see 400+ run chases, batsmen with more chance of getting 200s on good batting wickets , and teams best bowlers getting 12 overs improving their chance of taking 5fers.

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    And I was hoping we should reduce it to 40 or 45 overs.

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    I agree with @gazza619. No more than 12 overs each bowler though.

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    Very impractical in this day and age. People are fed up of the longer formats and you want to increase overs.

    I would love it though. I am fed up of T20's and all those other formats which are leading us to Cric-baseball instead of actually cricket being played.

    But you do not need this many changes. Even abolishing the two new balls rule will revive ODI cricket. It would bring back the threat of spin and reverse swing world wide.


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    One ball, minimum boundary length,
    Thats all thats needed.

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    Personally I think we need to shorten Tests to 4 days (more overs per day) and only one short format. 25 overs per side.

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    ODi's are fine as it is - any longer and it will become boring.


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