Ian Chappell, former Australia Captain, suggested in an article that changes in LBW Laws the is need of the hour. He wrote in the article that the current rules are favouring batsman more in comparison to bowlers.
He suggested that a batsman should be given out as long as the ball hits the stump irrespective of line and length. Chappell further said that the changes should be implemented in the game albeit the criticism.
It will bring fairness in the game
The former cricketer further said that it shouldn’t be a matter whether a batsman has offered a shot or not, as long as the ball hits the pad without involving the bat first and go on to hit wickets should be considered out.
“Forget where the ball pitches and whether it strikes the pad outside the line or not; if it’s going to hit the stumps, it’s out, Chappell wrote in the column for ESPNcricinfo.
He also wrote his piece of say on the ‘pot botato’ of Saliva ban and hoped that captains would be agree on introduction of an artificial substance to swing the ball in post COVID-19 scenario.
There will be screams of horror
In his column for ESPNcricinfo, the batting great wrote,: “There will be screams of horror – particularly from pampered batsmen – but there are numerous positives this change would bring to the game. Most important is fairness.
According to Ian Chappell the current set of rules are more beneficial for batters skewing the game against the bowlers.
“If a bowler is prepared to attack the stumps regularly, the batsman should only be able to protect his wicket with the bat. The pads are there to save the batsman from injury not dismissal.
Moreover, from the batsman’s point of view he hoped that batters will find a new way to combat the challenges and it would be interesting to see the changes.
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