5 ODI records that will remain unbroken for a long time because of the rule changes
The change in ODI rules made recently has been welcomed by all. The ICC has decided to do away with the compulsory fielders in catching positions in the first 10 overs and the batting powerplay has been scrapped.It has also been decided that five fielders will now be allowed outside the 30-yard circle for the last 10 overs. The rule had also taken part-timers out of the equation.The previous rules, believed to be hopelessly skewed in favour of the batsmen, had ensured lusty power-hitting which reached a whole new level, where barriers thought impossible till now have been crossed and records have tumbled.Once the new rules are implemented now, the balance might be slightly restored between the bat and the ball. On that note, let us look at the top five records made in that period which might be tough to break now with the change in ODI rules.
#5 Most runs conceded by a bowler off his 2 consecutive overs
When AB de Villiers was on rampage en route to his 162 off 66 balls against the West Indies in the 2015 World Cup, the Windies captain Jason Holder was at the receiving end. He bowled the 48th and the 50th over conceding a whopping 64 runs off his last two overs.
He had at one stage in that match conceded only 9 runs off 5 overs. It then became 40 in 8 overs until he came to bowl his last two overs finishing his quota with figures of 104 for 1 off his 10 overs.
Holder now has figures which are the worst ever for a captain in the ODI history and the worst for any bowler in the World Cup. The 64 runs scored off the 48th and the 50th over is now the most runs conceded by any bowler off his two consecutive overs in ODIs. A record that looks tough to beat and a record that he would not like to hold on to.