Read the solution Shane Warne has in mind to solve the slow-over rate problem

Shane Warne
Shane Warne

While Team India have lost their first two ODIs against Australia, another issue has come in the light during the games and that is slow over-rate. This has become an issue in the ongoing series where players are taking a huge time. However, former Australian spinner Shane Warne has lashed out on the slow over rates in the ongoing ODI series and has also urged for a strict penalty for the team bowling first if they don’t get done with the overs in the time allotted.

Shane Warne
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Notably, both India and Australia have dragged the match more than the allotted time in the first ODI. The ICC has also fined India 20 per cent of their match fee after the game. Meanwhile, Australia players like Adam Zampa and Steve Smith have also expressed concerns over this where Steve Smith said that it felt like staying on the field forever.

Meanwhile, Shane Warne feels that ICC should be strict with it and observed that there had been too much going around. Warne proposed a brilliant idea as well where he said that the side bowling first could complete only 46 overs within the allotted time, then that many overs they will get to bat as well whereas the target will be the same for them.

“I think we’ve got to be really strict with it. There’s just too much meandering around. I think (a penalty of) 25 runs per over you’re down (on the allocated time). For instance with India bowling first today, if by the allotted time they only bowled 46 overs, that’s how many overs they get to bat. So whatever the target is, you take off those overs,” Warne told Fox Sports.

“I don’t think it’s so much bowling the overs, it is more or less in between overs fluffing around. The batsmen is just about ready. Why isn’t the bowler back to the top of his mark waiting? The batsman is ready. They’re just fluffing around. The real issue is in-between overs, not getting back to your mark quick enough. That shouldn’t be happening,” the veteran spinner concluded.

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