View Full Version : England's Defeat Has Triggered Revision of D/L in T20

June 17, 2009, 08:19 AM
A report in the Guardian claims that the Duckworth-Lewis system used in rain-affected matches will be reviewed in the coming months to take into account Twenty20 matches.

The Duckworth-Lewis method was introduced in 1997 after several failed attempts to come up with a way to make rain-affected one-day games more competitive. Since then, although there have been minor changes to the way run chases are calculated, no major overhaul has been undertaken. But the different needs of Twenty20 cricket means the time has come for a rethink.

"People have suggested that we need to look very carefully and see whether in fact the numbers in our formula are totally appropriate for the Twenty20 game," Frank Duckworth, one of the co-inventors, told the newspaper. "We thought it was appropriate to wait until the end of this competition when we've got a lot more Twenty20 data on our database.

"If there are any changes these should be ready for the commencement of the southern hemisphere season on 1 October." He added that if there were alterations, they were unlikely to make a significant difference to the calculations.


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June 17, 2009, 08:24 AM
Infact I don't think there should be any revision so early in the T20 game. D/L methods will never be perfect/scientific, simply because every match has different situations. Either you accept it or don't, for the same of the game, Whatever changes you make it can still be argued till eternity.

One World
June 17, 2009, 09:02 PM
I never liked D/L method. It seems in every format of World Cup England becomes the bull on the altar. Remember the Pak match when they needed some 70+ runs to win and weather turned the wheels to share point making Imran Khan from hero to nearly a demi-god, all because of Inzamam but that's another story.

June 18, 2009, 12:37 AM
Does ICC understand D/L method clearly? I don't think so.

June 18, 2009, 12:48 AM
Yes, it needs revision for twenty20 format. Chasing 161 in 20 vs chasing 80 in just 9 is huge difference, the latter is much much easier.

June 18, 2009, 01:15 AM
Yes, it needs revision for twenty20 format. Chasing 161 in 20 vs chasing 80 in just 9 is huge difference, the latter is much much easier.

Exactly, just look at what New Zealand and scotland did in the 7 over match, scotlands run rate was 12 and New Zealand was 15

June 18, 2009, 04:48 AM
ICC wakes up only when something happens to England.

WC 1992. SA require 24 runs of 1 ball. Does ICC remember this????? DId it take 17 years for them to wake up from their deep slumber, and what of England had won this D/L match against WI. They wouldn't have even murmured the word D/L even in their sleep.