With ICC's ban on the usage of saliva to shine cricket balls in place, South African speedster Lungi Ngidi suggests a damp towel as one of the alternatives.
Dukes ball manufacturer says cotton towel and sweat would solve ball shining problem in wake of saliva ban
Bowlers are still free to use sweat but some pacers are worried about not generating enough swing in wake of saliva ban
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar understands that saliva-ban is a "safe option" in prevailing situation but urged the custodians of the game to be flexible if players test negative before the start of any series.
Debate over ICC's ban on saliva a 'bloody storm in a teacup', says former Australia captain Greg Chappell
Former India coach Greg Chappell says talks of saliva ban tilting the balance towards batsmen is a "bloody storm in a teacup" but sweat will also be very effective when it comes to shining the ball in Test cricket.
Jason Gillespie says old habits like licking fingers subconsciously will be biggest challenge for pacers
Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie feels the biggest challenge that fast bowlers will face due to the saliva ban is to get rid of the old habit of subconsciously licking their fingers while walking back to the bowling mark.
Yuzvendra Chahal said, 'Spinners use saliva too to maintain the shine of the ball because we are aware that pacers will bowl after us or are bowling from the other end.'
Anderson has mastered the art of swing bowling, taking 584 wickets — more than any other paceman and behind only three spinners in Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble on the test list — in a 17-year international career
Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan believes it will be difficult for the players not to use saliva to shine the cricket ball after the ICC confirmed interim regulation changes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Sachin Tendulkar raises question over ability to use sweat in cooler climes with saliva banned
The ICC has asked bowlers to use sweat instead of saliva to shine the ball but Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar has asked what they are supposed to do in cooler confines of England and New Zealand where working up a sweat won't be that easy.
Starc also said that he would welcome the prospect of bowling with pink ball against India in a day-night Test over the home summer.
No more saliva shine in cricket: What it means, what it changes and what are the alternatives in the 'new normal'
If it turns out that the lack of saliva endangers reverse swing, then artificial substances should be considered. It will be just another sign of our ‘new normal’.
ICC Cricket Committee's recommendation to ban usage of saliva could force swing bowlers to reinvent skills
The ICC Cricket Committee's decision was based on evidence from Dr. Peter Harcourt, the chair of the ICC’s medical advisory committee, of 'the elevated risk of the transmission of the virus through saliva'