Opinion has been sharply divided since the Big Bash League announced its newest innovations: Power Surge, X-Factor, and Bash Boost. Some have called them simply tricks, others genuinely good ideas. Marcus Stoinis thinks they are “exciting” and will make captains and coaches busier than before, simply because “there will be a lot more tactics” involved in every game.
“I think it’s exciting, I think it will be good for the competition,” Melbourne Stars off-roader Stoinis said in a media interaction on Saturday. “Like everything new, it will surely be some initial problems or some people who will not like it. But, look, that’s part of the way we are going; we have to adapt, we have to look at creating a better game, or a more exciting game. , for viewers at some point too. The Big Bash is a great competition and this could contribute to that. “
Adaptability will be the key, but it could require a major overhaul in terms of team strategies and match planning.
“I’m going to have to figure out how to try to be there for that second power play,” Stoinis said with a laugh. “But that’s the interesting part – there will be a lot more tactics, the captains will be busy, the coaches will be a little busier – we’ll give them a little shit about it, saying once the game starts, they just sit around the boundary and They don’t do that much, so we’ll get them involved.
“I hope the rule changes will work out well for the game and excite the fans. I understand their purpose, I don’t think we can afford to get too attached to anything when it comes to Twenty20 cricket and the progression of our sport.”
“You’ll see people hitting a little differently. And then they have the point that’s available after the first ten overs. So you can’t cross from that four to ten-over mark waiting for the power play. It’s definitely going to take. There has to be a little more communication going back and forth. There will probably be some floaters in the batting order, people who go specifically for that sort of thing. “
The new rules, which are only applicable to the Big Bash League, will definitely make the viewing experience different from the previous version, but Stoinis said he was happy to “go with the flow.”
“I hope the rule changes work well for the game and excite the fans. I understand their purpose, I don’t think we can afford to get too attached to anything when it comes to Twenty20 cricket and the progression of our sport. “. “he said.” So I totally agree. I go with the flow and am excited about the competition.
“Yeah, it’s quite different. I can also see that it will overlap a lot more with one-day cricket. I mean, right now in the IPL, like how many scores were there over 200 in 20 overs – it’s actually amazing cricket being playing right now. So we raised the bar, raised the ceiling on what’s possible in one-day cricket. I think it’s going to be more and more difficult to play probably all three formats. Just because aggression probably needs, or the different types of deliveries he’s going to make in cue ball cricket or Twenty20 cricket, so that’s going to be a challenge. “