5 New rules that can make T20 cricket more interesting

5 New rules that can make T20 cricket more interesting

Change is the only constant they say and cricket has not stayed away from this thought.

Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence
Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

The game of cricket has evolved vastly over the years. There was a time when Test cricket was probably the only thing that struck the imagination when it came to the sport. Then came the ODI and the T20I which made the cricket on-lookers experience the fresh breeze blowing. With the inception of the T20s, the game became even more athletic.

With T20s it made people ponder then so as to how cricket can be played in 20 overs. But then came the T10 league that further shortened the format. Change is the only constant they say and cricket has not stayed away from this thought. With T20s, the approach of the game witnessed a shift. The batters came in with innovative shots whereas bowlers introduced more variations.

The IPL further garnered the audacity of the T20 format as its pace and entertainment fetched in a large chunk of the audience to watch the games. It is probably the most celebrated format now with fans yearning to watch the action unfold. But what if some changes are introduced in the T20 so as to make the format even more interesting?

Here are 5 new rules which can make T20 cricket more interesting

1. 8 runs for sixes over 100 meters

MS Dhoni six
MS Dhoni six. (Photo Source: Disney+Hotstar VIP)

The T20 matches carry a tag of being entertaining and full of action-packed performances. And what is entertainment without some gigantic sixes in the T20 format? With the likes of power hitters like Chris Gayle, Andre Russel, ABD de Villiers to name a few, big hits are always in the scenario. Often the power that these players generate whilst hitting the shots leaves many in awe of their strength.

Big sixes aren’t a rare sight in T20s and often the ball is out of the vision of the players. So the thought of rewarding the batters with much more than just 6 runs for their effort of hitting it big chimes in such a situation. Hitting the ball over 100 meters requires immense strength and the ones who can do it must be provided with some advantage. So giving eight runs to a six that goes over 100 meters could be a new rule that adds to the fascination of the format.

Maybe one can think of bringing it in the franchise leagues in the first place. If that happens, the team with hard hitters will benefit. It will take the target of the side to an even more challenging total for the opposition to chase. In case the team batting first had struggled initially to get in runs, if their attacking batters are able to send the ball out of the stands it might help the team to chip in some necessary runs.