However, even before the law came into effect, the Indian non-spinner Deepti Sharmaruns out England To beat Charlie Dean in the Women’s ODI at Lord’s last Saturday created quite an uproar. The dismissal polarized opinion across the cricketing world.
South African spinner strongly backs new ICC rule Tabraiz Shamsi. “For me, if bowlers have to keep their foot behind the line (while bowling), batsmen should do the same. No controversy about that. The rules are there,” the 32-year-old said before touching the fillets. here, where South Africa will face India in the first T20 of the three-match series on Wednesday.
The left-arm wrist spinner recently surpassed Dale Steyn’s record for most wickets for a South African in the T20I and now has 69 scalps to his name in 56 games. He was actually the best wicket taker in the world in the T20I last year along with Sri Lankan Wanindu Hasaranga. But India has not been a happy hunting ground for the Johannesburg-born lad as he has won just three wickets in the six matches he has played here.
However, he is not too disturbed. “It’s always a good challenge when you play against India. It was just a couple of balls that weren’t executed properly (during South Africa’s last tour of India). From that point of view, I’m not too worried. A few sixes here and there’s no difference, especially in T20 cricket,” he said.
Although the conditions are quite different in the World T20 from Australia three weeks out, Shamsi is keen to learn from this tour and try to execute it when the two sides meet in Perth on October 30.
“The pitches will be different in Australia and India and also the size of the pitches. We have a great opportunity to play Indian batsmen here and pick up one or two things that can be used at the World Cup,” Shamsi said.