Big Bash League 2020 to have new rules; Power surge, Bash Boost and More Rules Added

Big Bash League 2020
Big Bash League 2020

The Big Bash league 2020 will be one of the most exciting tournaments around the globe with the new changes set to make wonders for the fans. Alley Sport brings you all the updates on the latest cricket news.

Big Bash League 2020 new rules

The Big Bash League 2020-2021 will kick off on December 10 with three rule changes set to be used in the tournament to promote the entertainment factor. The spectators will be having exciting rules coming in with the Power surge, X factor and Bash Boost. These innovations are encouraged to increase the fan base and media coverage which would serve Australia’s revenue needs in these tough times.

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Power Surge rule

The power surge rule is explained to be reduction in the number of powerplay overs from six to four with the remaining two over period set to be used when needed by the batting team in the last 10 overs. Only two fielders are allowed outside the 30 yard circle in the powerplay and this rule when applied in the later stages may be a big boost for the middle order batsman coming in.

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This will mean that bowling strategies will have to be managed carefully with the best bowlers needed for the two over powerplay period in the later stages of the innings. The batsman will go hard in the first four considering the two overs in the kitty that can be used to gain momentum.

X factor

This rule is a slightly upgraded version of the ‘super sub’ rule that was already used in the middle of 2000s. The fielding team or batting team will be allowed to substitute a player if he has bowled or batted less than one over. The player coming in as substitute must be on the team sheet as the 12th or 13th man. This will be handy to improvise the performance of the players to the highest levels with consistency.

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Bash boost

The championship points have been divided into two parts with 3 points for the winning side and one point for the team with more runs than their opponent at the 10th over mark. The winner of the match will be awarded four points on the table if they get it right at both the stages. The rule is to make sure the winning team defeats their opponent convincingly and also the option of losing team still earning a point for their effort.

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