During the primitive era of ODI cricket, England produced the most balanced contests between bat and ball. With the new ball swinging for a significant time period, top-order batsmen used to think twice before playing extravagant shots.Perhaps, the trend has now changed irrevocably. Seamers are struggling to remain potent as the white Kookaburra stops swinging very early in the innings. In such a scenario, the governing body needs to
seriously consider scrapping the two new ball rule and facilitate the return of reverse swing to provide some form of ammunition to fast bowlers.In recent times, limited-overs pitches in England have taken a turn for the worse. With no discernible grass covering, the evenly paced tracks are allowing batsmen to drive on the up remorselessly. After all, true aficionados of the game can consume incessant boundary-hitting only to a certain extent.