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Pieterson's "switch" hit

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Fluffy, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +3,442 / 125
    Pieterson's "switch" hit

    Is it legal?

    What are peoples thoughts.

    I have one major problem with it, how do they police LBW's now. For mine both sides have have to be now treated as the off side.
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 / 0
    Re: Pieterson's "switch" hit

    Good point on the LB, I guess you forfeit the whole pitching outside leg thing if you change stance. 

    I think if you are good enough to do it though it shouldnt be discouraged. 
    I was watching when he did it and it was pretty spectacular.

    Maybe they should also think about letting bowlers bowl with either arm, or bowl either side of the wicket without notice. 
  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +233 / 0
    Re: Pieterson's "switch" hit

    If you start off taking guard as RH then that is what you should be treated at for the duration of that ball.

    If the off side suddenly became the leg side then with slips and gully etc you would suddenly have 3 behind square leg and therefore a no ball.

    Same with leg side wides, basicaly I think he should be treated as a RHB for the duration of the shot/ball
  4. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

    +3 / 0
    Re: Pieterson's "switch" hit

    Agree with Fro.

    Athough, if it was a sub continent player we wouldn't be hearing a peep about it.

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