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They’re killing the leisure in T20, says Gayle of present openers


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Massive-hitting West Indies batter Chris Gayle has criticised the modern-day openers for “killing the leisure” in T20 cricket with their cautious strategy within the energy performs.

He stated that the T10 is setting new requirements in relation to explosive batting.

“I feel, with T10 cricket, that is how T20 cricket began. From the primary over, batters used to go however T20 cricket has slowed down dramatically and T10 cricket has now raised the bar a bit,” Gayle stated in an announcement.

“They’re killing the leisure in T20 cricket, straight up, as a result of in these first six overs, we will get extra as openers however guys are taking their very own time.

“Generally they bat to get a rating and so they take away from the hearth they need to be bringing to the batting division within the first six overs, however T10 is spot on and hopefully, we’ll see extra T10 coming round.”

On pitches which had been not likely conducive for enjoying expansive photographs straightaway, the batters typically resorted to adopting a cautious strategy within the energy performs throughout the T20 World Cup within the UAE.

Gayle stated, “I do not know why batters get so cagey throughout the first six overs. When T20 cricket began, guys had been going from ball one, should you actually test the historical past of T20 cricket trying again on it.

“I do not like that reality, I feel we should always go onerous, preserve the leisure that’s inside the recreation of T20 cricket and proceed to maintain that aggression within the first six overs.”

Gayle’s Crew Abu Dhabi are at present high of the Abu Dhabi T10 desk with 5 wins from 5 matches.

The 42-year-old Jamaican veteran is assured that this could possibly be the yr that Crew Abu Dhabi carry their first T10 title.

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