Tendulkar bats for bowlers on pitches

Indian Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has laid more emphasis on pitches which will benefit the bowlers if rising imbalance between bat and ball is to be addressed.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) world cricket committee yesterday recommended limitations on the thickness and depth of bats amid concerns that the sport has favoured the batsmen in recent years.
Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013 has stressed more assistance for the bowlers from the playing surface.

"The wickets need to change; they need to be more helpful for bowlers," he said.
"In T20s, the greatest of bowlers are being reverse-swept.
Three-hundred is no longer competitive in ODIs.

"So there should be at least one format where bowlers have a better chance of executing their skills and making it more interesting for spectators.
"I don't think it's got much to do with bats, but I'm sure people on the (relevant) panel will be able to look into it.

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