The Hundred brought with it a whole host of rule changes and Carlos Brathwaite believes there are some which could improve T20 cricket
West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite captained the Manchester Originals in the inaugural edition of The Hundred and he believes that some of the tournament’s new rules could be “phased into T20 cricket in the future”.
Brathwaite thinks T20 cricket has “got really, really slow” and he believes that some of The Hundred’s rules could help speed the game up.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Brathwaite said: “The rules were interesting. The rules that I think will probably come into play into mainstream T20 would be the extra fielder comes into the circle if you are past the cut-off time.
“I think that would give more of a team effort to get the overs in.
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“I think T20 has got really, really slow. It was supposed to initially last less than three hours.
“Sometimes we’ve got T20s going on to four hours plus. So I think that will help quicken the game.
“I think two overs from the same end is probably something that could catch on as well. Again, just for speed of play.
“It now means that you [switch ends] 10 times instead of 20. And the idea of not crossing if the batter gets out caught – the new batter comes into bat.
“I think those three are ones that could potentially be implemented or phased into T20 cricket in the future.
“It was just something different. You play all over the world and one of the things you have to get accustomed to is the difference in surroundings, pitches, atmospheric conditions, cultures.
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“It just forces you to tactically think about something else. I think the majority of the time it still comes down to bowling well, batting well, doing all of the clichéd things that you need to do in T20 cricket. But I think it just adds a nice tactical dimension.
“It’s just nice to see new innovations and it just kept you wondering what will happen next, who will do what, and kind of watching everything unravel and unfold is kind of exciting to be honest.”