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Former captain of Pakistan Wasim akram It has recently been said that the move will transform bowlers into robots.
Bowlers have traditionally applied one side to move the ball in the air, while the other side is rough, and saliva is usually the preferred option, even when sweating. But sweat leaves the ball quite wet.
Anil Kumble, the head of the ICC Cricket Committee, suggested that saliva cannot be permanently dismissed because the ICC did not want to open the door to alternative substances.
Australian cricket ball manufacturer Kookaburra is developing a wax applicator that allows players to shine the ball without saliva or sweat, reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission, but the current laws of the game are artificial to replace the ball Forbids the use of substances.
There is definitely a long history of molestation that goes beyond spitting on the ball and rubbing the ball on his clothes.
So what do bowlers do in the current scenario when the game is already overshadowed in the batsmen’s favor?
Owner of British Cricket Balls Limited, manufacturer of Duke Ball and Sensephils Greenlands (SG) – Companies that manufacture cricket balls used in England and India respectively – told TimesofIndia.com that bowlers need not worry.
Dilip Jajodia, the owner of the British Cricket Balls Ltd, which built the Dukes cricket ball in East London, said, “The duke is a hand-stitched ball and the ball already has impregnation, so it does not face any problem in swinging it. You have to do England. It’s enough to sweat to swing the ball and it also depends on the bowler’s skill to talk on the ball. ”
“The thread of the hand-stitched ball is more prominent and lasts longer on the ball to make it easier to swing the ball to maintain balance between the ball and the ball. Kookaburra is a machine-stitched ball. Make , But gets out of shape easily and rapidly. The seam of the kookaburra ball gets embedded in the surface and it stops swinging too much. To swing the ball, build the right one to get the desired result. Should be, ”Jajodia. Told TimesofIndia.com.
SGof owner Paras Anand told TimesofIndia.com, “Initially, there was talk of allowing a substance other than saliva, which was later rejected, that no external substance would be allowed. The whole idea is bat. And keep the balance between the ball and if the bowlers are not able to use saliva, the brightness for which they try to turn the ball to one side gets a reverse swing, it will not be so easy because the saliva is definitely Helps to ensure the brightness on one side remains for 70-80 overs. ”
“But at our end what we are thinking of doing is that the polish we do on the ball, we are working on options where the lacquer applied may be slightly higher on the ball so that the shine stays on longer. On the wicket, the brightness is anywhere between 15-25 overs and that is when the bowlers start preparing from one side, try to swing the ball as quickly as the ball does not go after the initial shine There is a lot for around 10-15 overs, ”Anand told TimesofIndia.com.
In addition to glitter, the seam on the ball also plays a big role when it comes to ball speed.
“All six rows of stitching in a fully hand-stitched ball (Duke) go back and forth during the joining of the two cups making the ball, so it holds it together better so that it retains shape and stiffness. Stays. With a machine-stitched ball. Jajodia, owner of British Cricket Balls Ltd., said that the two outer rows on each side are for decoration only. The two halves are held together by two middle rows which have the same strength as six rows. Do not provide.
As far as the SG ball manufacturers are concerned, the focus is to maintain the initial brightness for as long as possible.
“We’re giving the ball a polish that helps maintain the initial shine for a while, at least 10-15 overs more and beyond, the seam on the ball will be more pronounced, which can also give the bowlers a little bit. Benefit to. The third most important thing is the core of the ball. If the core of the ball remains tight for 75–80 overs, then that stiffness is retained, the ball will bounce more and the bowlers will benefit again. “Anand Told TimesofIndia.com.
“All of these aspects, ie maintaining stiffness, which will obviously give more bounce, will also work for spinners and medium fast bowlers. Shining on the ball will probably work more for fast bowlers, that’s it. As long as the ball is initially Something is happening, every captain wants the fast bowler to take advantage of it, ”said Anand.
“But that being said, this research and development is happening at our end and we will obviously wait briefly BCCI And work according to expectations from their technical team, once clear with the final direction. Everyone will watch the England and West Indies match very keenly next month. This becomes interesting for the entire cricket fraternity.
SG Ball has, in recent times, suffered some crust for not doing enough on wickets from the subcontinent.
Taking the criticism in his stride, Anand said, “The conditions in England are more favorable for swing bowling, it is the weather, the ground conditions, the pitch. The wear and tear of the ball on the wickets of the subcontinent is one. Much more. There (in England), because all those conditions are favorable and the ball does not go through that “tyranny”, here (in India) the pitch starts to break on the first day or even the second day when the spinners start bowling, there are cracks on the pitch And unlike in Australia or England, the situation becomes very difficult. Here SG has to face the challenge. ”
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