Game changing innovation and advancement
It was interesting last week with the 20th Anniversary of Shane Warne’s amazing ‘ball of the century’ to dismiss Mike Gatting on day two of the first test of the 1993 Ashes series (4th June 1993), at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester. The delivery was special in itself, but also special in the context of the game of cricket as it has been recognised as a key factor in the revival of leg spin bowling. While the ball itself was amazing I am particularly interested in how opponents react to such innovation and change. It could be argued that in this case the England cricket team didn’t, probably for a decade or so.