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5 Changes In Laws That Can Make Test Cricket More Interesting
By CricShots - Dec 9, 2021 7:14 pm
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There is no denying the fact that Test cricket is still one of the most interesting formats of the game. The longest format of cricket is here to stay and it will definitely see a niche audience taking interest in the format. However, a few changes in the rules always help in adding a bit more flavor to the existing way in which our sport is played.

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Umpire calling the no-ball

Let us discuss five rules which can be introduced into Test cricket to make it more interesting and appealing for the existing viewers. There is no doubt that Test cricket is the ultimate format and helps the fans to witness several emotions which One-Day cricket or T20s can’t replicate. But a few innovations in the rule can make it more intriguing.

#1 Introduction of free-hit

In a recent Test match between England and India at Lord’s, Mohammed Shami bowled a no-ball with two more balls remaining and  James Anderson was batting at the time would be looking to just survive. It seems unfair on the batsman as he had to face an extra ball because the bowler made the mistake of overstepping but ended up losing his wicket on the last ball of the over. 

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A free-hit like limited-overs cricket doesn’t solve the issue that Anderson got out to the seventh ball and the free-hit. However, if a bowler bowls a no-ball off the fifth and sixth delivery, he must bowl the seventh and eighth with zero chance of getting a wicket, except a run-out.

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