Former West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite believes The Hundred regulations will gradually make their way into T20 cricket, making it more appealing.
Brathwaite, 33, arrived from Manchester, where he captained Manchester Originals in The Hundred, to play for Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League starting August 27.
“The Hundred’s regulations were intriguing,” Brathwaite stated.
“If you are past the cut-off time, an extra fielder enters the circle. It would be a collective effort to get the overs in. I suppose T20 has slowed down. It was intended to be under three hours. T20s can stretch on for four hours or more. Thus speeding up the game “espncricinfo quoted Brathwaite.
Brathwaite, who is in isolation after a co-passenger on the aircraft from the UK to St Kitts and Nevis tested positive for Covid-19, said that the two-overs-from-the-same-end rule in The Hundred might be adopted into T20 cricket to speed up the over-rate.
“I think two overs from the same end may catch on. Again, for speed. It’s now 10 times instead of 20. Also, if the batter is out, the following batter does not cross. Those three could be incorporated or phased into T20 cricket in the future.”
On Monday, the towering West Indian all-rounder renewed his contract with the Sydney Sixers of the Big Bash League (BBL) and pledged to assist them achieve a hat-trick of titles.
The Barbados-born West Indian all-rounder took 16 wickets for the Sixers in the previous tournament.
West Indies won the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Cup after Brathwaite hit four sixes in a row off England’s Ben Stokes in the last over. The BBL begins December.