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3 reasons why batsmen are scoring heavily in limited-overs games of the modern era

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#1 Boundary Dimensions

Holkar Stadium is the second home venue for Kings XI Punjab in this year IPL
Holkar Stadium was the second home venue for Kings XI Punjab in this year's IPL

When boundary ropes with ad-boards over them came into existence, these ropes slowly started to shrink in size. Thus, it gave the batsmen an unfair advantage to score boundaries frequently. With the advent of T20, these boundary dimensions shrunk more.

In particular, the boundary dimensions in stadiums in New Zealand, Holkar Stadium in India (Kings XI Punjab home venue in this year’s IPL) are a graveyard for the bowlers. People in the stands can be happy to see the balls sailing over to them often. However, think from a bowler’s perspective. A catching opportunity turning into a six because of the shorter boundary dimensions is the worst thing that can happen to a bowler.  

Bat sizes and tracks favouring batsmen are already a huge concern for the bowlers. With boundary sizes getting shorter and shorter, it is terrible to be a bowler.

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