Finch feels saliva ban may not affect white-ball cricket | Cricket News

CHENNAI: The previous few weeks has seen a lot debate on the ICC’s resolution to ban utilizing saliva to shine the ball in a bid to mitigate the dangers posed by Coronavirus. Australian tempo trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have felt that the contentious rule may additional tilt Test cricket in favour of batsmen.
However, Aaron Finch – Australia’s limited-overs skipper – is of the opinion that the ban may affect solely the longest format of the sport. “In Test cricket, there has to be some way to get that balance between bat and ball right. If the ball isn’t swinging and seaming, it’ll become a pretty batter-dominated game. It’s important to try and find what is right to get that balance,” Finch stated in an interview facilitated by Sony Network on Tuesday.
Finch doesn’t see it making a lot of an affect in ODIs. “With two new balls, the balls generally swing for an over or two at either end in one-day cricket. Then there’s not a huge amount of reverse, because the ball stays quite new,” stated Finch.
Australia’s plans of resuming worldwide cricket took a success when the three-match ODI collection towards Zimbabwe was cancelled on Tuesday because of the covid-19 pandemic.
Cricket Australia now plans to tour England for a collection in September. Finch feels gamers must be mentally ready to tour with out a lot discover within the foreseeable future.
“As a player I know in my mind that I’m preparing to go to England to play. Whether that happens we’ll wait and see. We just have to be ultra-flexible, and there might be a tour that comes up on relatively short notice. Because we could get that and that’d be brilliant,” he stated.
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