IPL 2020: Shane Warne proposes “5 overs per bowler” rule to Sourav Ganguly


Shane Warne suggested that each bowler get a maximum of five overs in a T20 match.© AFP

Former Australian spinner Shane Warne has come up with a new suggestion for T20 cricket and wants each bowler to bowl a maximum of five overs. Expressing a desire to implement this in T20I cricket, Warne said his suggestion could be tried for the first time in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The former cricket player tagged Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly and the International Cricket Council (ICC) in his Twitter post.

“I get a lot of great response to my suggestion, a maximum of 5 overs per bowler in T / 20 cricket! Let’s make it happen ASAP @ICC! Maybe we can try it in the @IPL from September 19th @ SGanguly99,” Warne tweeted.

From now on, any bowler in a T20I match may throw four overs. Several fans of Warne have supported his idea, with some claiming it would improve the quality of the game.

“I like the idea. 6 batsmen, goalkeeper, 4 bowlers. It would improve the quality,” one user responded to Warne’s post.

“The shud hv was done a long time ago … wud hv brought some balance between bat & ball in T20 … especially in close matches,” wrote another user.


However, some expressed concern, saying it will be “ tough ” for all-rounders. “It will be tough on everyone,” commented one user.

“Not for everyone,” read another comment.

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