The 15th edition of the Indian T20 League is all set to start on March 26. Chennai are all set to face Kolkata in the tournament opener. However, Rajasthan looks like a really good side this time around. The fans of the franchise would hope that they win their second title.
Among all the top-class overseas players they managed to buy, they also acquired the services of James Neesham during the mega auction. The all-rounder recently grabbed the headlines for expressing his opinion about a new rule. It is to be noted that the BCCI have adopted a suggestion proposed by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Their suggestion is that a new batter should be on strike, even if the batters cross while a catch is being taken. Thus, the Indian T20 league shall now be adopting this rule. This didn't sit well with Neesham, as he took to Twitter to disagree with it.
“I don’t really understand the point of this. Has this rule ever been a problem? Also rewards batsmen who don’t stay aware of the match situation. Don’t like it,” read James Neesham's Tweet. Thus, his Tweet instantly went viral. Several people gave their opinion on the same.
I don’t really understand the point of this. Has this rule ever been a problem? Also rewards batsmen who don’t stay aware of the match situation.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) March 16, 2022
Don’t like it. https://t.co/6yPsHjFNSk
However, many fans replied to Neesham, and asked him to look at it from the perspective of a bowler. In the meanwhile, there were a few more changes to the playing conditions, which will be applicable in the 2022 edition. One of them being the increase in an unsuccessful review.
Instead of one, every team will have two reviews in an innings. Another change includes the rescheduling of games in case a team is short of players due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, this edition of the Indian T20 League promises to be an exciting one.