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The ICC recently amended a few laws pertaining to 50-over matches and these are bound to change the way the game is played. Here's how we think it's going to go down
New Ball At Either End
Since there will a new ball for opening bowlers at both ends, it might actually help the bowlers get some seam movement for a few extra overs--until the pitch starts acting up at least! Thereafter, it'll be a batsman's game, given that the balls won't experience the usual wear and tear that one day games tend to inflict, and will also experience less discolouration and be more visible towards the end of the innings as a result.
Another big impact of this rule would be the possible death of reverse swing in one-day cricket. Bowlers like Zaheer Khan have mastered this bowling skill, which is best used when a ball is about 30 overs old. In other words, this rule works in favour of the batsmen. As if the game already wasn't skewed in their favour enough!
-Picture courtesy Reuters-
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