The infamous Sandpaper Gate scandal has been hogging the limelight yet again. The ball-tampering scandal has been part of headlines after Cameron Bancroft recently hinted that Aussie bowlers were aware of the entire situation. Cricket Australia’s Integrity Team contacted Bancroft to check whether he has new information to give on the issue.
However, amid all this, England pacer Stuart Broad believes more information surrounding the entire situation will be available once the three main culprits, who have already received their punishments- David Warner, Steve Smith, and Cameron Bancroft- retire from international cricket.
Broad not only hoped that Warner will write a book on the turn of events that led to this major blot in Australia’s Cricket history but even shared how the reverse swing works at least in the England setup.
“I have seen a couple of comments from David Warner’s agent, too, and I think it will be an interesting time when he stops playing for Australia and writes a book,” Broad was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
If I miss the seam by four millimetres, Jimmy Anderson is on me: Broad
Broad then revealed his experience of working on the reverse swing with the England attack. Broad said that on the off chance in which he misses a seam by four millimetres, his pace bowling partner James Anderson comes up to tell him that he is missing the seam.
“I’ve obviously never bowled within the Australian bowling attack but I can talk about how, in an England Test team, if I miss the seam by four millimetres, Jimmy Anderson is on me,” Broad said.
“He’ll be saying why has this ball got a mark on it here? It’s because you’ve missed the seam! Start hitting the seam, will you,” he added.
If we’re trying reverse swing, every player has to buy into that: Stuart Broad reveals his experience
The 34-year-old, who has taken over 500 Test wickets, highlighted how the reverse swing is affected by a number of different things.
“Reverse swing with the red ball can be affected by so many different things. If you chase it to the boundary and throw it into the grass it can smooth the ball over and stop it from reversing,” he stated.
If you touch the ball with wet hands it will stop it from reversing. If you shine it in a way that smooths over the rough side it will stop it from reversing,” he revealed.
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