Debate sparked by 200-plus scores in IPL 2024 highlights imbalance between bat and ball in T20 cricket

Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) The Sunrisers Hyderabad set a new record by scoring 287/3 in their match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, leading to a debate on one-sided matches in white-ball cricket. The bowlers faced tough competition as RCB lost by 25 runs, despite the high score.

With the highest-ever score in IPL history, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s big hits raised questions about the balance between bat and ball in T20 cricket. Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi sparked the debate online, questioning the need for such one-sided contests that favor the batters.

In a social media post, Shamsi asked fans if they enjoy watching bowlers struggle as the ball is constantly being smashed out of the park. Fans expressed their support, calling for pitches and boundaries that provide an even contest between bat and ball. The debate highlighted the divide between those who prefer high-scoring games and those who value a balance between the two aspects of the game.


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