Published: June 3, 2020 12:25:42 pm
Playing in empty stadiums will not be preferrred however an even bigger problem for gamers throughout England’s residence collection towards West Indies can be altering the best way they shine the ball and protecting a lid on celebrations, former England captain Nasser Hussain has mentioned.
Subject to authorities approval, the three-test collection will happen in July behind closed doorways, with the usage of saliva to shine the ball probably to be banned as a part of measures to forestall unfold of the brand new coronavirus.
Hussain, 52, advised Sky Sports News the groups would haven’t any alternative however to create their very own ambiance within the empty venues, although different elements of post-shutdown cricket can be tougher to get used to.
“Some of the stuff they have trained their brain for 10 years to do, shining a cricket ball, celebrating a wicket, will be the difficult thing for them,” he added.
“They are used to putting saliva on a cricket ball and can’t do that anymore, so they will have to re-train the brain.”
Several tempo bowlers have voiced issues in regards to the potential ban, which they worry would prohibit their means to generate swing, however England captain Joe Root mentioned it may make his bowlers much more correct.
“It could work in our favour and up skill levels,” he advised Sky Sports. “Not having the help that you just would possibly usually have means your accuracy has to enhance.
“Guys may have to discover one other method to get one thing out of the floor, whether or not that’s a bit extra effort, altering angles on the crease, utilizing the wobble seam they may not have of their locker.
“It could develop our bowlers in a four or five-week period.”
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