'Batsmen have freed their minds, knowing they can score more aggressively'
Ian Bishop and Tom Moody discuss the challenges of bowling in ODIs today
MODERATED BY SIDHARTH MONGA | SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
Players who seek to master ODI cricket must keep evolving constantly; the format keeps getting tinkered with so it doesn't go stale. Bowlers must adjust to two new balls that eliminate reverse swing and handicap spinners, field restrictions that encourage boundary-hitting through the middle overs, and batters emboldened by T20 cricket. Two astute observers - Ian Bishop, former West Indies fast bowler and now arguably the best researched commentator in cricket, and Tom Moody, former Australia allrounder and until recently part of various T20 dugouts - talk about the challenges and opportunities for bowlers in the format.