Times of India – LONDON: The batsmen have become so dominant in the modern-day game, that 350 now seems to have become the new 300.
- Flat pitches and two balls from either side, which have taken reverse swing and even the finger spinners out of the equation, have increased the woes of the bowlers.
- “Most of the time, the wickets are very good and the ball stays hard, so it comes to the bat and gets hit.
- As a wrist spinner, you can still spin the ball both ways, bowl the slider and the googly .
- As a finger spinner, the maximum you can use is the arm ball, maybe the carrom ball .
- They use their strength and bat and hit the ball hard,” he said.Still, the English spinner felt that spinners would play a crucial role in this World Cup.