Saturday, October 08, 2011

Ravi Rampaul is happy with the ICC ODI rules

West Indies started their tour of Bangladesh on a winning note with a comfortable 65-run victory over the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium.

West Indies’ tour of Bangladesh started with the practice match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI which they won by 65-run at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium played on October 9, 2011.

Fast bowler, Ravi Rampaul, was the match winner. Bowling 9 overs, he claimed 4 wickets for 23 runs. He also gave three maiden overs. He demolish the batting line up as the home team fell for 152 off 41 overs in front of a crowd over 7,000 spectators.

With the bat, he scored 15 runs from 11 balls where he hit a six off the last ball. Thanks to his quick innings, West Indies reached to 217-9 in 45 overs.

The match was played under the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules. According to the new rules, two new balls will be used. Rampaul is happy with the change in the playing condition. He thinks that it will help the fast bowlers. He said:

“Playing with two new balls, it keeps the ball a lot newer, so from where I stand it is probably a good thing for the bowlers but not the batters.”

Now, their main series will start with the one-off T20 international starting on October 11.