With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament moving towards its business end, the competition is heating up immensely. As per the expectations, net run-rate is looking to play a significant role as Australia and India are competing for the top two spots while New Zealand, England and Pakistan are in race of the other two positions.
During all this, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones came forward with an idea of having bonus points for the next edition of the mega-event. The 58-year old opined that having batting and bowling bonus points would excite the teams as they’ll look to seal that extra point. Moreover, Dean reflected on the current mechanism of relying on net run-rate and called it ‘rubbish’.
Throughout the course of cricketing history, many crucial games or tournaments have been affected by the impact of net run-rate and for this reason, the Victoria born strongly advocated the use of bonus points. It remains to be seen if the International Cricket Council (ICC) pays any heed to Dean’s advice.