Australian spin nice Shane Warne has instructed utilizing weighted balls to assist tempo bowlers generate swing with out risking well being when cricket resumes after the coronavirus shutdown.
The normal manner of shining the ball by rubbing it with sweat and saliva to generate swing is more likely to be discontinued on well being grounds when cricket restarts after the pandemic has subsided.
Australian cricket-ball producer Kookaburra says it’s growing a wax applicator to reinforce the shine and help swing however Warne provided another.
“Why cannot the ball be weighted on one aspect so it at all times swings? It could be like a taped tennis ball or like with the garden bowls,” the previous leg-spinner instructed Sky Sports activities Cricket Podcast.
“I am undecided you’d need it to hoop round corners like Wasim (Akram) and Waqar (Younis) nevertheless it might swing and provides the seamer one thing on flat wickets when it is scorching and the pitch is at its flattest on day two, day three.”
Pakistan greats Akram and Younis are thought of the foremost exponents of reverse swing, which is generated by shining one aspect of the ball whereas retaining the opposite aspect tough.
A weighted ball would additionally pre-empt any ball-tampering, Warne mentioned.
“You would not have to fret about anybody tampering with it with bottle tops, sandpaper, or no matter. It could be an excellent competitors between bat and ball.”
Warne, who retired in 2007 with 1,001 worldwide wickets, mentioned in comparison with the bat, the ball utilized in cricket has not likely developed over time.
“In the event you decide up one of many bats you began with within the ’80s, after which one you used on the finish of your profession, it is like 4 of your previous ones caught collectively – however the factor is lighter!
“So why has the ball not developed? If something, it’s got worse.”