Innovative Rules/Format that could make ODI Cricket Interesting

Innovative Rules/Format that could make ODI Cricket Interesting and generate more viewership.

I suggest following new format/rules For ODI Cricket:
1. Each innings played by a team would be split in to two halves of 25 overs each.Team Batting first (say team A) would bat for 25 overs and the other team (say Team B) would bowl.

2. At the end of 25 overs, Team B would bat for 25 overs.

3. Once both teams have batted for 25 overs each (completion of 1st innings for both teams), the team that batted first, would resume their innings from they had left at the end of their first 25 overs
i.e. if Team A had scored 139 for 3 in their first 25 overs,then, they would resume playing their next set of 25 overs from that score onwards with the same batsmen who were at the crease continuing (batsmen who got OUT in the first 25 overs won't bat again).

4. Then, Team B would bat for their remaining 25 overs.

5. On completion of 1st innings of both teams, each team would be allowed to substitute one player from the playing XI with a new player (Super SUB).
a] This substitute player (Super SUB) would have to be announced soon after the toss.
b] If the Super SUB replaces a batsmen who has got out, then, he won't be able to bat.
c] If the Super SUB replaces a bowler who has bowled 6 overs (in 1st innings) out of his match quota of 10, then, he would only be allowed to bowl 4 overs in the 2nd innings.

6. Total 20 Powerplay overs (with field restrictions) would be as follows:
A] 2 powerplays would be first 5 overs of each 25 over innings.
B] 1 powerplay of 4 overs must be chosen by the bowling team.
C] 1 powerplay of 6 overs must be chosen by the batting team OR the batting team can choose to recall any of its batsmen who is already OUT.
-If a batsman who is already OUT is recalled, he would start scoring from '0' and the batting team won't get its 6 powerplay overs
i.e. the batting team would bat those overs with the field spread out.
So, batting team has to choose between recalling a OUT batsman or taking advantage of field restrictions for 6 overs.Also, a OUT batsman can be recalled only after fall of 6 wickets OR during the last 15 overs of the 2nd innings, whichever comes first.

a] Toss would prove to be a less deciding factor than it is now.
b] Dew factor won't affect one team only.
c] In case of rain,D/L calculations would be less unfair on any one particular team.
d] Match would be played as much on the ground as in the mind with the captains and teams having to take a lot of decisions like Super SUB, Recalling a batsman, Selection of Powerplay overs,etc.

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Author: Ajay Vikram Singh18 Jun 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Hey Bhakti
Some really good suggestions there but few of them have a bit of problems. The split inning one day matches were played back in 2010-11 season in Australian domestic cricket and it was a big flop for them as they came back to normal system. The system has advantages as well as disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage is for the players who are batting out in the middle. For example someone is playing on 75 after 25 overs, he went back to pavilion, he will lose the rhythm.

Now lets move to dew factor. Dew factor affects the matches in subcontinent only. There is no dew factor elsewhere so its most likely that not many countries will care about this system for the sake of dew factor,

The point you made on DL system is good. I think such matches will improve the result in the case of rain, but then again, it comes to 50-50 at the end. So i think ICC will not change ODIs specially when ODIs are doing OK in recent years.

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