Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris has called for a complete ban on switch shots in future as it unfairly disadvantages bowlers. Styris further added that the batter shouldn’t have the freedom to switch hands and feet because there are too many restrictions on the field.
Cricket is continually evolving and batters are braver and more innovative with it. Switch hit is the move often used by players and they score a lot of points with it. Ravichandran Ashwin recently stated that batters should receive LBW when attempting a hit. He also added that this law will establish parity between batting and bowling.
Scott Styris shared his perspective and suggested that the switch shot be banned from the game altogether. He also echoed Ashwin’s comments.
“Well, I kind of have to backtrack a half step here. I loved a lot of the points that Ashwin made. I completely disagree with all of his solutions. I actually think that even if we we’re just having fun with the switch shot, I think the switch shot should be completely banned There are rules for captains and bowlers in terms of where their outfielders can be, how many points behind, how much on the side of the leg, all those things,” Styris said on a SPORTS18 news broadcast.
“So I don’t think a batsman should be able to switch hands and I don’t believe he should be able to switch feet. You can play the reverse sweep or the reverse hit if you want, but I don’t like not that, said Styris.
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