IPL 2019: Michael Vaughan comes up with a suggestion to solve Zinger bails woes

Vaughan has suggested a slight change in rule when it comes to bails.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

With the Zinger bails making things tough for the teams in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), former England skipper Michael Vaughan has come up with an advise to solve it. The Zinger bails once again came back to haunt Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Sunday in their home clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The bails had already made Royals pay a big price in their game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

MS Dhoni was yet to open his account when Jofra Archer’s delivery hit the stumps after ricocheting off the batsman’s pad. However, the bails did not come off and Dhoni made full use of the reprieve by smashing a match-winning unbeaten fifty. On Sunday, the Royals were at the receiving end once again. Asked to bat first, the Royals could only score 139 for 3 wickets.


Right from the first over when they lost their skipper Ajinkya Rahane till the last ball, the Royals innings never quite got the impetus. As a result, the inaugural winners of the competition ended up with a modest total on the board. With not much to defend, the Royals needed a solid start but Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine came out all guns firing.  By the time the third over ended, the Knight Riders had raced away to 36.

Things, however, could have changed for the Royals in the fourth over but luck deserted them. On the first ball of the over, Rahul Tripathi dropped Narine before the Zinger bails failed to come off on the next delivery when Dhawal Kulkarni managed to sneak a delivery past Lynn. Narine and Lynn went on to add 91 runs for the first wicket while the latter scored a fifty as Knight Riders won the game with 37 balls remaining.

Vaughan’s advice:

Vaughan has suggested a slight change in rule when it comes to bails. The cricketer-turned-commentator believes that the players should be given out if the bails light up and not necessarily fall down.

“Simple rule change … If the Zinger bails are going be used which I like .. If the Ball hits the stumps and the Bail lights up then it must be OUT … We can’t be having Bowlers Bowl a Batsman out then the bails not to come off but the Zingers be flashing .. #IPL2019,” Vaughan wrote on Twitter.

Here is Vaughan’s tweet

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