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Interesting 5 Rules that can Change Test Cricket Perception

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4. Introduce Leg Side Wides

The rule book can add another rule of including balls that go down the leg-side. In the most extended form of cricket, any ball that goes down the leg side or slightly moves to the right side of the leg stump is considered a wide ball. However, this narrows down the margin of error for a bowler.

The same margin in red-ball cricket is totally different. The comprehensive line is increased significantly, and the umpire can call down the leg deliveries. Several bowlers have targeted batsmen with their short pitch bowling down the leg side. Well, the bowler will inherit the fear of bowling a wide ball. And the strategy to stick on that line is not possible and is a necessary evil for the bouncers, which might also hurt the batsmen.