Brad Hodge suggested that the rules should be altered to give bowlers the same freedom which batsmen enjoy © Getty Images
Brad Hodge suggested that the rules should be altered to give bowlers the same freedom which batsmen enjoy © Getty Images

Melbourne: Former Australian Test cricketer Brad Hodge has come up with a radical suggestion of ‘ switch bowling’ to make the batmen-dominated T20 format more exciting and less predictable. Hodge, who represents Adelaide Strikers in the domestic Big Bash League, suggested that the rules should be altered to give bowlers the same freedom which batsmen enjoy while employing switch hitting shot in the middle of the delivery, News.com.au reported. According to the existing law, bowlers are allowed to change his delivery style in the same over only after notifying the umpire of their intent to change arms. Otherwise, the delivery will be ruled a no-ball. Brad Hodge applies for Pakistan Super League

Meanwhile, Hodge has decided to play in Pakistan Super League (PSL). The first season of the league will be played in Qatar in February, 2016 which will have 24 matches between five teams viz. Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Islamabad and Peshawar. Brad Hodge is presently playing both as a batsman and assistant coach for Adelaide Strikers in Big Bash League (BBL). Brad Hodge who is already 40 and has passed his prime is one of the most hapless cricketers to have ever played the game. He has an average of 55.88 (from six Tests) in Test cricket but still did not get enough opportunities later on. Hodge played for Guyana this year in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and his performance was good. Now, Hodge has confirmed that he has applied for PSL. Muttiah Muralitharan’s addition to Australia’s coaching staff is a great idea: Brad Hodge

In a conversation with Cricket Australia’s official website he said, “I’ve put my name down to be a part of it – fingers crossed, you never know what can happen. My name just gets put into a draft, and hopefully someone picks me up and I can contribute.” Brad Hodge joins Adelaide Strikers as player and assistant coach