New ODI rules not good for bowlers: Harbhajan

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Published: Monday, December 31, 2012, 16:43 [IST]
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'New ODI rules not good for bowlers'

Bangalore, Dec 31: India offspinner Harbhajan Singh wants International Cricket Council (ICC) to rethink on the new set of One Day International rules. He feels they are not in favour of the bowlers and even a score of 400 is not safe.

The ODI rules have only two blocks of five overs each of powerplay and only a maximum of four fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Also, the new changes, which came into effect in October this year, allows a bowler to bowl two bouncer per over.

Reacting to the changes, Harbhajan, on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, reacted strongly to the modifications.

Harbhajan (@harbhajan_singh) wrote on Sunday: "Easy to score runs for batsmans.Tough rule for bowlers having 5 fielders in the circle all the time.icc need to look at this rule again. (sic)"

He added: "With new rule u wil see teams chasing 400 runs in ODI format in asian conditions.tough days fr al bowlers ahd in ODI with new rules by icc. (sic)"

Even India captain MS Dhoni was not happy with the new rules while Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq termed them as challenging.


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