This year’s domestic season of Pakistan underwent many changes including the use of Kookaburra balls. A major reason to spurn Duke balls is the fact that it creates a gap for domestic players who have to employ Kookaburra balls in the International cricket. This dampens their ability to function while justifying their potential.
Reflecting on this move of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), off-spinner Bilal Asif was found applauding the cricket board. The 24-year old, who is representing Central Punjab in the ongoing season of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, said that the governing body of Pakistan cricket has done a great job to meet the International standards by employing Kookaburra balls and producing true batting surfaces. Bilal believes that this would make life hard for bowlers, but would also allow them to ameliorate their skills.
“Kookaburra balls force bowlers to put in extra effort. Pitches are true so that you’ll have to be skillful to succeed. Using Kookaburra balls in the domestic circuit is a fantastic initiative as it will ease up our task in the International cricket. This will help both the bowlers and batters to be familiar to this ball,” said by Bilal Asif at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore while interacting with media.