Pietersen has backed the changes implemented in the SA20 league, which include naming 13 players in the draw and then choosing the XI that plays later.
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen believes that the Indian Premier League (IPL) can go the SA20 route and adopt the latest T20 league rule changes to make the league more exciting. Pietersen has backed the changes implemented in the SA20 league, which include naming 13 players in the draw and then choosing the XI that plays later.
Pietersen told PTI: “I don’t have a problem with the new rules. I think the new rules are very good. Toss doesn’t play much of a role. I love the innovation that SA20 has brought to the game. I think he’s great.’ He said: ‘It’s also great to give bonus points. You can see that the bonus point is playing a role here. I mean you want to change the rules to make it more exciting for everyone.
Speaking about England’s aggressive approach and the success it has brought to the team, Pietersen said India should also think about playing in the same way. He said: “It’s the mentality. I think they have a coach who makes sure they are not afraid of failure. They are not concerned with failure. When you’re in the fold, you probably don’t think about going out. They just play without fear of failure.
Pietersen said: “I think India should do the same. I think India bats very slow despite having good players. They have players but still. They should replicate on the pitch what England are doing. Pietersen tried to buy a T20 league franchise but could not succeed due to lack of funds. However, the legendary hitter did not rule out owning a team in the future.
“I was one of the bidders. Yes, I wanted to buy one of the kits. But I didn’t have enough money to have a team.” Asked if the game of cricket would be better without the one-day format, especially bilateral matches, Pietersen said it was difficult to draw any definitive conclusions at the moment.
He said: “We can’t say cricket will be better without ODIs because we haven’t reached that stage yet. But we can see that in the future, even though the World Cup is a very lucrative tournament right now.” Speaking about the shorter format, Pietersen said that aside from the entertainment, the format will continue mainly because of the money involved.
“He is here to stay, there is a lot of money in T20. Now the 50+ format looks like a very long day of cricket. I don’t think you get as much entertainment in a 50+ game as you do in T20. This needs to be investigated.” Pietersen said: “I’m also scared for Test cricket. And I’ve been saying for a long time that I’m worried about Test cricket and I think the instant gratification we all seek can hurt Test cricket.
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