As India tools up for the second one Take a look at towards West Indies in Hyderabad, India captain Virat Kohli believes that India will have to ditch the SG ball, as a result of consistent with him, it scuffs up too simply. He additional mentioned he would like to peer the Dukes ball in Assessments.
Ravichandran Ashwin additionally believes that the SG ball is “disappointing” and that he prefers the use of Australia’s Kookaburra or Dukes. “The standard of the SG balls was once relatively prime prior to and I do not perceive the explanation why it has long past down as a result of Dukes ball remains to be excellent high quality, Kookaburra remains to be excellent high quality,” mentioned Kohli.
He mentioned the “high quality of the ball must be maintained differently you might have too many lifeless periods in a Take a look at fit. You need to peer thrilling cricket and guys running exhausting for runs being within the fight all day”.
Kohli added: “I completely accept as true with him (Ashwin). To have a ball this is scuffed up in 5 overs isn’t one thing that we’ve got noticed prior to.”
The SG has all the time been utilized by India in five-day global and home video games, whilst England use Dukes for Take a look at cricket and Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka desire the Kookaburra.
Kohli, whose aspect just lately misplaced a five-Take a look at collection in England 1-Four, mentioned: “The Dukes ball is probably the most suited ball consistent with me in Take a look at fit cricket, and if there’s a state of affairs I’d vouch for it for use all over the place the sector as a result of the consistency.”
The Dukes was once all the time the ball of selection till Australia’s Kookaburra broke its monopoly. Whilst England proceed to make use of Dukes of their house Assessments, the Kookaburra is extensively utilized in limited-overs cricket.
(With AFP inputs)