Runners go extinct?
The other issue of doing away with runners is more controversial. While someone with a genuine injury may miss out, this has been one of the most abused rules in recent times.
How many times has a batsman come into a match with an injury and asked for a runner?
How many times has a batsman got dehydrated or got cramps and still asked for a runner?
This one is interesting because most new rules usually go against the bowler.
Here’s one against the batsman.
On a positive note, now the batsman will now be forced to go in for the big shots, making things more exciting.
In Image: Indian cricket team player Virender Sehwag tries to sit on the ground due to pain in his leg before calling a runner against Australia during the second semi-final match of the Twenty20 cricket world championship at the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban, 22 September 2007.