Hyderabad – Captain Virat Kohli mentioned India will have to ditch the SG ball for his or her house video games, complaining that it scuffs up too simply and that he would favor to peer Dukes balls used for all Checks international.
India thrashed the West Indies by way of a report innings and 272 runs remaining week however spinner Ravichandran Ashwin mentioned the SG ball was once “disappointing”, and that he most popular Australia’s Kookaburra or Dukes.
“The standard of the (SG) balls was once relatively prime earlier than and I do not perceive the explanation why it has long past down as a result of Dukes ball remains to be excellent high quality, Kookaburra remains to be excellent high quality,” Kohli mentioned forward of the second one Take a look at in Hyderabad.
He mentioned the “high quality of the ball must be maintained in a different way you may have too many useless classes in a Take a look at fit. You wish to have to peer thrilling cricket and guys operating exhausting for runs being within the struggle all day”.
Kohli added: “I completely consider him (Ashwin). To have a ball this is scuffed up in 5 overs isn’t one thing that we’ve got noticed earlier than.”
The SG has at all times been utilized by India in five-day global and home video games, whilst England use Dukes for Take a look at cricket and Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka choose the Kookaburra.
Kohli, whose facet not too long ago misplaced a five-Take a look at collection in England 4-1, mentioned: “The Dukes ball is probably the most suited ball consistent with me in Take a look at fit cricket, and if there’s a state of affairs I might vouch for it for use in every single place the sector on account of the consistency.”
The Dukes was once at all times the ball of selection till Australia’s Kookaburra broke its monopoly. Whilst England proceed to make use of Dukes of their house Checks, the Kookaburra is extensively utilized in limited-overs cricket.