National Test cricketers have praised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for introducing Kookaburra cricket Ball for the first time in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
PCB aims to bridge the gap between national and international events to make the players stronger. Earlier, Duke and Cricket Grace Balls were used in the domestic season.
Sarfraz Ahmed thinks that the use of Kookaburra will help bowlers get exposure to international cricket. “Our bowlers will learn the use of Kookaburra cricket ball which will reduce problems for them in international cricket,” the skipper said.
Test batsman Azhar Ali praised PCB for taking yet another positive step for improving the status of domestic cricket in the country. “It is good to see PCB amending things to put the things back on the right track. Such initiatives will help the board to improve the quality of the game,” he said.
Left-arm pacers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz both believe that the introduction of Kookaburra Cricket Ball will bring positive change for the bowlers.
“Except England and West Indies, all countries use Kookaburra Cricket Ball in their domestic cricket. Our bowlers use to of Duke and Grays balls which cause a problem for them when they play at the international level,” Amir highlighted.
“This is going to benefit our up-and-coming fast-bowlers as we are playing our international cricket with the Kookaburra ball,” Riaz added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Quaid-e-Azam Trophy season 2019-2020 is all set to start from Septemeber 14 in different cities of Pakistan. Six regions including Central Punjab, Southern Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, Northern, and Kyber Pakhtunkhwa will participate in the event according to the new domestic structure.