If you switch on a cricket game of the 1980’s you can’t help but wonder, why are the fielders not diving around? It comes as a shock today but back then a dive or too a match was considered amazing. So why cricket is going to explode !
The way cricket has evolved is a story of its own. But just imagine! What next? Seeing the level of the game played, it is quite difficult to imagine the game of the future. Let us look at some things that I think will form the future.
5) Specialization? Not really !
Teams of the future won’t have many specialized players with one assigned task of bowling, batting or keeping. Majority of the players will be all-rounders.
We have started seeing the trend today as well with captains having around 7-8 options for bowling, but the future, perhaps, will also see a number 11 batsman averaging above 30. The match will be considered to be on even after the fall of 8 wickets. Seems amazing doesn’t it?
Although I do fear that this might make the game a bit monotonous but it definitely is on the cards. The team that adapts to the future first will have an unconquerable advantage.