New Delhi: Ishant Sharma feels the introduction of two new white balls from both ends in ODIs is a boon for pacers and the lanky bowler partly attributes his recent success in the 50-over format to the latest rule change.
"Obviously, there has been a big change since the harder seam helps fast bowlers a lot. So now instead of one (white) ball getting old in 25 overs like it used to happen earlier, we have a lot more time to work on new balls. This is very beneficial for fast bowlers as you can hit the deck hard with a newer ball and also it swings a lot more," Ishant, who has taken 18 wickets in his last 10 ODIs, told PTI during an interview on Friday.
Having started off as a tearaway pacer six seasons back, the 25-year-old Delhi lad has traded his 140 km plus pace for line and length and is content with the way it has been working for him.