Waqar urges ICC to use one brand of all in Test format
Former Pakistan spinner and current bowling coach Waqar Younis feels that the authorities should use only one brand of ball in the longer format. He urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider using only one brand of ball in Test cricket. He reasoned for using one brsnd as the fast bowlers find it difficult to adjust while playing in different conditions across the globe.
Waqar feels that Dukes ball is good to use in the longer format as he was accustomed to using that brand. Whatever the brand is , the cricket authority should use one brand across the globe feels Waqar.
“I have been a big advocate of the Dukes ball for many years but I feel that only one brand of ball should be used around the world for Test cricket,” Younis wrote in a column for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) here on Thursday.
“It doesn’t matter which brand but the ICC should make that decision. It’s hard for bowlers to adjust to using different types of ball when they play around the world.”
Pakistan has recently completed their away series in England. The visiting side lost the three-Test series 0-2. During the series , Dukes ball was used in some couple of sessions. Besides Dukes, Kookaburra and Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) are the other two cricket balls mainly used in international matches. While India uses SG, England, Ireland and the West Indies use Dukes and all other countries use Kookaburra. The ICC has banned the use of saliva to shine the ball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the coach urged the ICC to use only one brand of ball around the world.