@barbarian Yeah, I don't have a problem with it, just wondered how it is defined? From the below - pretty vague and up to the ref really.
In the case of NZ and Kane got concussed when we were 8 down would we be allowed to bring in Santner for example to bat and then bowl in the final innings of a test? Kane is a spinner and a batsman.
Unfortunately teams may well take the piss. Tom Williams and the blood rule in rugby for example.
From cricket Aus:
"The regulations specify that a 'like-for-like' replacement must come into the XI for the concussed player, but there is still grey area over what exactly that entails.
"Every circumstance is going to be different depending on when the player is requested to be replaced," Allardice explained at Edgbaston on Monday.
"If a bowler's injured and they've only got a batting innings left then the decision might be different to if the same player was injured and there was a bowling innings left.
"It's very much around the circumstances around the game and the referees will be given guidelines as will the teams how to interpret those.
"But it's very much around what is the likely role of the injured player for rest of the match and who is most like-for-like with the role that player will play."
He added: "The match referee could put conditions on a player being involved.
"So, if there's an allrounder replacing a batter then he might put a condition that player is unavailable to bowl during the match.
"The referee has some flexibility to best accommodate a like-for-like replacement."