Thursday, 20 October 2011

New ball rule help helping fast bowlers: Vinay Kumar

India's medium pacer R. Vinay Kumar said Wednesday that fast bowlers are getting more swing with the introduction of the new International Cricket Council (ICC) rule of two balls in an ODI innings.

Vinay Kumar, who earned his career-best figures of four for 30 in the second ODI in Delhi, said the white ball earlier used to swing for only 5-6 overs but now since two balls are being used it moves around for 10-12 overs.

'Initially, the white ball didn't swing much. But using two new balls has been very helpful for bowlers. Previously, the ball used to swing max 5-6 overs but now it keeps on swinging for 10-12 overs. It (two new ball) is a plus factor for bowlers,' Vinay Kumar said on the eve of the third ODI here Wednesday.

Vinay Kumar hoped that the Mohali track would assist fast bowlers.

'History says that the Mohali wicket is good for fast bowlers. Hopefully, we will get good swing here,' he said.

Despite playing a crucial role in the eight-wicket win in second ODI, Vinay Kumar was not disappointed to lose out on the Man of the Match award to teammate Virat Kohli, who hit an unbeaten 112 of 98 balls.

'Virat played really well. It was a brilliant knock. For me as long as the team wins it's more than enough,' he said. IANS

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