India vs Australia: Phil Hughes backs changes in ODI rules

With the introduction of two new balls, the Indian pacers who rely more on reverse swing after the ball becomes old, have been rendered ineffective.

updated: October 23, 2013 00:12 IST
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Ranchi: Indian bowlers might be finding it difficult adjusting to the new ODI rules of using two balls from either end of the ground but the visiting Australian side, boasting of a fiery pace attack, was quite happy with the change in the playing conditions, said opener Phil Hughes. (Read 4th ODI preview: Hosts under pressure to bury ghosts of Mohali at MS Dhoni's home)

"What's going ahead has been fantastic. If you look around at the different countries it works in different ways. You come here and the wickets are quite good for batting but if you go to England or Australia you could have a pitch that offers more for bowlers," Hughes said.

"You'll see games that are 30/3 up front. It's different conditions. I think it's a great thing about touring around the world. You see different scores and there've been a lot of big scores in this series to date," Hughes told reporters at the pre-match press conference.

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