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Alternative to current Substitute rule


iroman

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The current rule is clearly hurting all rounder's development. What are the alternatives?

 

It would be easy enough to get rid of it. Alternatively, if the desire is to still keep some element of surprise and strategy, the following can be done.

 

If a player has come to the batting crease, regardless of if he has played a single ball or not, can't be substituted. Also, if a player has bowled even a single ball then such player can't be substituted.  

 

This will make sure only 11 players have participated in terms of batting or bowling. Where this helps the team batting first is if they didn't use a specialist  batsman at all, then they can get an extra bowler in the second innings when they bowl. Similarly, when bowling first, if team doesn't use all its bowling resources, then they can bring in batsman for those resources as subs.

 

This still keep some strategies in play. Thoughts??

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On 5/11/2024 at 9:59 PM, cricketfan28 said:

Yeah better than impact rule but best is not having anything.

 

Agreed. Better to not have anything and keep to close to Internationals. Otherwise there will be not much use of IPL strategies and skills in International matches. It's almost like two different variations of T20 format now...

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Why we need a substitution rule in the first place. No need to invent things that change cricket rules and make it something else. There is a line between entertainment, excitement and circus and comedy.

 

Bigger bats, smaller boundaries, flat pitches.. runs.. more runs.. quick runs. express runs. At what point does it get boring. I am bored with seeing 1000 sixes in a tournament. Any random batter who can barely bat hits sixes.. 62 meter sixes .. lol. 

 

Jurassic park.. bigger. louder.. At some point people are not thrilled and they lose the same eyeballs and money that they are fighting for. 

 

Keep some sanity in cricket. most people watch cricket because they loved the game as it was. yes people love boundaries and they always did. but 250 runs in 20 overs every other day is boring.

 

Keep the balance. keep the excitement going. 

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Not saying that we need the rule. I am simply offering an alternative that is better than what we got now. Agree with you on all points. I am very much old school and enjoy good bowling a lot more than the 6-fest that we got going on. I some cases the boundaries are 52 meters. Wish we accept a rule that sets boundaries at a minimum of 70 meter.  Unfortunately, the folks on this site are those who know cricket well and appreciate the finer aspects.  But those who run it, don't. The masses who support the finances, don't appreciate it either. For them, a gimmick like substitute rule, gives them something to dhow as an "innovation". I would rather take a better substitute rule than in its current form. 

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