Former England batter Kevin Pietersen believes that a technique for England to develop their red-ball staff can be to start out an afresh event that is perhaps just like ‘The Hundred’.
Though ‘The Hundred’ isn’t fairly fashionable amongst followers because it doesn’t fulfil any goal aside from pure leisure, the thought of the event is what Pietersen is trying to implement albeit for red-ball.
“With the cash elsewhere within the sport, the (County) Championship in its present kind shouldn’t be match to serve the Check staff. One of the best gamers don’t need to play in it, so younger English gamers aren’t studying from different greats like I did. Batters are being dismissed by common bowlers on poor wickets and the entire thing is spiraling,” Pietersen wrote in a weblog on Betway.
“In The Hundred, the ECB have really produced a contest with some form of worth. It’s the finest towards the perfect, marketed correctly, and the viewers engaged with it. They obtained new individuals to the video games and I can inform you that the gamers may have improved markedly for that includes alongside different greats. It’s such a invaluable expertise,” he added.
The league must be marketed nicely to be able to entice curiosity from different international locations’ cricketers and Pietersen believes this is able to be of nice assist for the home England gamers.
“They now must introduce an identical franchise competitors for red-ball cricket, whereby the perfect play towards the perfect each single week. They might generate profits out there to draw among the finest abroad gamers on the earth and the highest English gamers would profit from enjoying alongside them. It might be a marketable, thrilling competitors, which might drive enchancment in the usual and get individuals again via the gates for long-form cricket,” Pietersen talked about.
Eight groups round-robin format was Kevin Pietersen’s advice
Much like the Hundred, there could possibly be a league format the place the groups play each different staff. Kevin Pietersen thinks that the pitches ought to favour batsmen in order that they’ll acquire some confidence, slightly than giving all of the benefit to the bowlers.
“The pitches are monitored by the ECB in order that we’re not seeing majorly bowler-friendly circumstances like we do now. We’ve to have good pitches that reward and encourage robust batting strategies, batting for lengthy durations of time, and that require ability from bowlers to take wickets.“
“I can promise you that the present England staff and many the perfect kids within the system nonetheless see Check cricket, specifically Ashes cricket, as the top. We have to produce profitable, high-quality, fascinating competitions that reward and enhance the perfect gamers. This could possibly be one,” Pietersen wrote.
Though the thought in itself does make sense, ECB is thought to favour white-ball much more and will probably be fascinating to see whether or not they change their stance after the Ashes pounding.