19 Apr 2014

Spinning great says limited-overs cricket tough on bowlers

6:20 pm on 19 April 2014

Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best off-spinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket.

The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches have made a real difference.

He says there is hardly any respect for bowlers now and the attitude and approach of batsmen has become more brazen.

Ajmal says batsmen are now playing attacking shots unimaginable a few years back and bowlers are under constant pressure.

He says Twenty20 is made for batsmen while in ODIs the five fielders inside the circle rule has brought pressure on the bowlers.