Wasim Jaffer’s tweet about the new BBL rules drew some laughter.© Twitter
The Australian Big Bash League announced three new rules for the upcoming edition of the T20 tournament on Monday. The new rules that have been introduced are the Power Surge, X-Factor Player and the Bash Boost. The new rules provoked a variety of reactions, with some corners criticizing, including New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham. Former India batsman and current Kings XI Punjab batting coach Wasim Jaffer also responded to BBL’s announcement of the new rules with a hilarious meme, featuring Manoj Bajpayee from the movie “Gangs of Wasseypur”.
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) November 16, 2020
Jimmy Neesham had previously tweeted about the X-Factor Player rule.
“How much ‘X factor’ can a player have if he isn’t good enough to make you 11?” He wrote.
The ‘X Factor’ rule allows teams to change their strategies midway through and replace a player in their starting XI with a player listed on the team sheet as 12th or 13th player, provided the player who becomes Substitute has not thrown more than one over or has not yet batted in the match.
The upcoming BBL will also see a reduced Powerplay of four overs instead of the normal six overs at the start of the innings. To compensate, the batting teams get to take two more ‘Power Surge’ from the 11th to the end of the innings.
The third and final major change that will apply during the BBL 10 is ‘Bash Boost’, which gives the chasing team the chance to gain an extra point if they can beat the opponent’s mid-score.
To even things out, if the team defending the total manages to keep the chasing side below their 10-over score, they get a point.
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