The ICC Cricket Committee has beneficial a ban on the utilization of saliva to shine the cricket ball because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ICC has proposed a ban on the utilization of saliva (Reuters Picture)
- Chris Woakes mentioned bowlers should discover different methods to shine the ball
- You might need to work somewhat bit tougher on rubbing on the trousers: Woakes
- Woakes was grateful that this summer time he has to work with the Dukes ball
England all-rounder Chris Woakes feels banning the usage of saliva on balls is not going to be a difficulty as bowlers will ultimately discover different methods to shine the ball.
Earlier this week, the ICC Cricket Committee beneficial a ban on the usage of saliva to shine the ball owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Woakes feels appying saliva on the ball is a behavior and it’ll take some apply to eliminate it when cricket resumes.
“Shifting ahead you are going to have remind your self you can’t use these issues to shine the ball,” Woakes was quoted as saying by Wisden.
The 31-year-old mentioned the bowlers’ job will grow to be tougher with out the usage of saliva on the ball.
“Do not get me unsuitable, you may shine the ball with out saliva and sweat, it in all probability simply does not have the identical impact. You might need to work somewhat bit tougher on rubbing on the trousers,” he mentioned.
“We’ll discover methods to shine the ball, whether or not that is being somewhat bit extra aggressive on the shining aspect of issues. I am positive we are going to discover a method of getting some shine into that ball and ensuring it does transfer off the straight,” he added.
Fortunately, the ball strikes round in England anyway: Woakes
The 31-year-old mentioned he was grateful that this summer time he has to work with the Duke ball, which has a extra distinguished seam as in comparison with the Kookaburra.
“I feel, fortunately sufficient the ball strikes round in England anyway. You do not all the time should overly work laborious on the ball, so hopefully that’ll work in our favour a bit. Fortunately it is a Dukes and never a Kooka this summer time, as a result of then we’d be struggling.
“The Dukes all the time offers you somewhat little bit of one thing as a bowler so hopefully that may proceed from my perspective. Regarding the shining of the ball, in England usually you’ll get somewhat little bit of seam motion. Successfully, it does not actually matter when you shine the ball or not,” he mentioned.