5 Reasons Why Cricket has become a Batsman's Game

5 Reasons Why Cricket has become a Batsman’s Game

5 Reasons Why Cricket has become a Batsman’s Game: Cricket’s most traditional and highly revered form of the game is test cricket. The contest between bat and ball has always been even stevens in early days of cricket. Limited overs cricket wasn’t given much importance and most players had test cricket right at the top in their priority list. As they say, change is the only permanent thing, that aptly holds true to what we are discussing now. The scenario changed gradually and eventually the result was a drastic shift in the balance of the even contest between bat and ball. It has become a batsman’s game nowadays due to some reasons that I will be taking you through in this article. Cricket has become a lot more entertaining and fun to watch these days with the emergence of the T20 which has risen to eminence as the most entertaining and unpredictable cricket format.

Now let us take a look at 5 Reasons Why Cricket has become a Batsman’s Game.

1. Fearless Batting:

Ab De Villiers
Ab De Villiers. (© Getty Images)

In older times, batting had more of a conservative approach where the aim was to face more balls and occupy the crease for a long time and score runs at a gentle pace. But in the 21st century with the advent of the T20 cricket, batsmen have started taking risks on a regular basis and have made a mockery of the stonewalling tactics that once was considered to be done only by batsmen of great virtuosity with the bat. Earlier piling up 400 runs as a team was considered an improbable task but now it has become as easy as a regulation task as we have already seen 16 400+ totals. That speaks volumes of how the mindset of the batsmen has changed and how the bowlers are treated with less respect when compared to the bygone days of cricket where they were not willing to take as many risks with the bat. Hence this element the fearlessness in batting is an important reason why cricket has evolved as a batsman’s game.