The Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has suggested to split ODIs into four innings of 25 overs each.
The stalwart said that the change would neutralize the dew factor in day-night matches. Both teams will have to face the challenge of bowling with the wet ball. Sachin Also believed that this would engage the spectators more into the game.
Split ODIs Into Four Innings Of 25 Overs Each To Make It More Interesting: Sachin Tendulkar
Speaking to the Times Of India, Sachin explored his idea,” The ODI format is the first thing that needs a look-in. As I suggested, the format needs a tweak of two innings of 25 overs per side with a 15-minute break between each innings. The number of innovations that can be brought in are immense. Let’s say, there’s a 50-overs-a-side match between Team A and Team B. Team A wins the toss, bats for 25 overs, then Team B bats for 25 overs. Team A resumes innings from the 26th over with wickets left from its first innings, and Team B then continues the last innings to chase the target. If Team A has lost all their wickets within the first 25 overs itself, then Team B gets 50 overs (25 overs plus 25 overs with a break) to chase the target.”
Sachin Tendulkar called it fair enough to split ODIs according to his idea. He said,” There’s always a chance to come back into the game. In a regular 50-over format, if a side wins toss and there’s dew, the side bowling second has no chance. The wet ball skids on to the bat, and it’s never a fair battle.”
Tendulkar has also suggested changes to the Indian domestic competitions, which, according to him, can be reinvented to benefit the players.