Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has suggested the Indian Premier League (IPL) to try and take a leaf out of SA20’s book with regards to bonus points for teams and captains being allowed to name the final XI after the toss.
Keep changing the game, keep making it more entertaining: Kevin Pietersen
“I don’t mind the new rules. I think the new rules are very, very good. The toss doesn’t play too much of a role. I like the innovation that SA20 has brought to the game. I think that’s brilliant,” Pietersen said in an interaction arranged by Sports18 and Jio Cinema.
“Offering bonus points is also a great idea. You can see bonus point has played a role here. I mean, you want to change the rules to make it more entertaining for everybody. Then why not keep progressing? Keep changing the game. Keep making it more entertaining. And also keep the players on their toes. I think the IPL can also implement this,” he added.
“It’s the mindset. I think they’ve got a coach that is making sure that they’re not scared of failing. They’re not worried about failure. If you get out there, probably, they don’t care about getting out, they just go out and play without fear of failure.I think India should follow it. I think India bats too slowly, despite have the players. They have the players, but still. They must go out there and emulate what England are doing,” he said.