Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is opposed to the idea of limiting the size of bats in international cricket.
The Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) World Cricket Committee has recommended putting a restriction on the size of the edges and depth of bats.The committee concluded that the game has tilted too heavily towards batsmen, as even the mis-hits from the ever-bulging bats reach the boundary or clear it.
Watson though differs from this point of view and said it is the bowlers who need to evolve along with bat technology and the willowers shouldn’t be punished for using bigger bats. “I don’t think there should be bat restrictions because in the end the game’s always moving forward,” Watson said on Wednesday.
“Bat companies are always trying to find a competitive advantage. As long as they’re legal, as in there’s not cork or anything (illegal) in them, then you can’t restrict the size of a bat,” he added.