ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Zing bails create controversy on Twitter
A new controversy has raised regarding the use of zing bails as the Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne survived after the ball had a thick edge with the bails.
Sri Lanka have started their World Cup campaign by taking on New Zealand in Cardiff. After winning the toss New Zealand put Sri Lanka to bat first. Matt Henry was the star as Sri Lankan batsmen were troubled by him for single-digit scores.
But Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne had a lucky escape in the sixth over of the match. Trent Boult was the bowler and he bowled an inswinging short delivery into the Sri Lankan skipper. The left-handed batsman opted for a long cut shot and the ball chopped the bails.
Fortunately for the batsman, the bails didn’t come off and that denied the wicket of Lankan skipper. This has raised severe questions among fans as well as the experts since the incident is not new to the game. Even in the opening game also, Quinton de Kock survived such a kind of dismissal against Adil Rashid.
These Zing bails are causing a fair amount of grief. Heavier and deeper grooves to accommodate them. @ICC will have to re-consider its utility. Attractive can’t be at the cost being unfair to the bowlers. #CWC19 #NZvSL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 1, 2019
And if we must have those Zing bails, let's make use of them properly. If they light up, it must be out.
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) June 1, 2019
Some ask if zing bails are too heavy. I ask if all previous bails were too light. How many wickets have bowlers been gifted over the years? #NZvSL
— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) June 1, 2019
ICC need to do something about these bails. just go back to traditional ones ffs. zing bails are bad for the game anyway, let alone when they're not even coming off
— The Big Show (@ravi_layer) June 1, 2019
Throw this Zing bails out, already started costing bowlers their wicket.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 1, 2019
It is happening way too often now. We have to address the issue of the ball hitting the stumps but the bails staying put.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 1, 2019
— Micky (@MickyMick17) June 1, 2019
#staraikelungal SHOULD ICC CHANGE THE ZING BAILS WHICH IS 45 GRAMS WHICH OFTEN DOESN'T DISLODGE MANY TIMES IN IPL ….NOW IN WHORLD CUP…. TELL ABOUT IT CHEEKA SIR….
— Sai Bavadesh (@bavadesh) June 1, 2019
If you need me, am just finishing up my 9000 word piece on the weight of bails and what it says about the colonial nature of cricket bumping into the free market.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) June 1, 2019
— Ashwin Natarajan (@ashwin91) June 1, 2019
It's happened again!
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) June 1, 2019