Recently there have been talks about splitting a T20 game into four innings as cricket is innovating constantly. However Former India Opener Gautam Gambhir and Australian Pace bowler Brett Lee have rejected the idea of splitting T20 matches into four innings.
“I don’t agree much to this idea of splitting the T20 cricket into two innings. I think, Sachin Tendulkar somewhere gave a suggestion that we could try doing it with 50 overs which makes a lot more sense because you have got 25 overs each”, Gautam Gambhir said to media. Lee who is world’s one of the best fast bowlers who have played the game and said he wanted to keep certain things traditional. “I am all for T20 cricket whether it’s the IPL league or the Big Bash, T20 bring some excitement to attract people to the game”, Lee said.
“But there are some more important things that you want to keep traditional when it comes to cricket and I think having four innings is a bit too much advance. I still think it’s always nice to see a target and try and chase that target to defend it”, he added.
Speaking about splitting the one day matches into four parts Gambhir said, “It also probably takes the toss away as well as in some conditions the toss plays a huge role in the game and I was absolutely in favor of toss as well.
“But not in T20 cricket it’s a very short format and there is hardly any time. Splitting that into 10 overs each will be too short for an inning”, the World Cup-Winning Opener said.