Australian Cricket League “Big Bash” is about to take off from coming December 10th and Cricket Australia have come up with a bang this time around.
After the huge success of IPL in the UAE, it is now time to gear up for the Big Bash League for cricket lovers.
With BBL starting from 10th December 2020, CA has come up with three new and exciting rules:
Power Surge: A two-over powerplay can be taken after the 11th over by the batting side. This is in addition to the four overs of powerplay at the beginning of the innings. The field being same as in the initial four overs, this may turn out to be a googly for the fielding side.
X-Factor Player: Just like Football, this is a mid-game substitute player who could be taken to field after the 10th over of the innings. The 12th or 13th man of the team could be brought in for the player who hasn’t batted or for the bowler who hasn’t bowled more than an over.
Bash Boost: Cricket Australia have come up with this surprising system of Bonus Point in the league with the bonus point to be awarded in the mid of second innings.
The chasing team would be awarded a bonus point if they are above the equivalent 10- over the score at the half way mark. On the other hand, they would lose the point to the opposition team if that’s not the case. i.e. if they are below the 10 over mark.
The changes would have an impact? Definitely Yes!!!
With Dream XI becoming a huge success over the years, it would be really exciting to see how they make changes in their game as per the new updated rules as this could make a gigantic difference as far as the game is concerned.
Further, there are mixed reactions from the cricket pioneers with some welcoming the changes and others expecting this to be a flop show.
Will this have an impact over the popularity of IPL; only time will tell but, we definitely are up for an amazing cricket season ahead.