Duckworth / Lewis method is flawed and unfair in T20.

@Geomos (323)
South Africa
June 19, 2009 2:37am CST
I have a problem with Duckworth / Lewis system in T20 matches. The West Indies vs England game is an example of how biased and unfair the system can be. England scored 161/6 in a rain interrupted 20 overs. West Indies come out to bat after a further delay due to rain and they had a target of 80 runs in 9 overs with 3 power overs and two overs per bowler. This in itself seems to be almost fair but what I thought was unfair and unbalanced in this D/L equation was the fact that WI were not restricted in the number of batsmen that they could use in their run chase. They fielded their complete batting line-up !!! Surely the D/L system should take all factors into account including the batsmen. It made the run chase a lot easier for WI in the knowledge that they had a full back-up of batsmen. South Africa have been on the wrong end of D/L many times, so we know how it can affect a game. What improvements should be applied to the D/L system to make it more evenly balanced and fair to both teams.
3 responses
• India
7 Jul 09
hi, i am following this duckworth lewis method ,but i cant understand many loop holes..even captains could not make up from this and many players have expressed their concerns in lifting this method...a more reliable method should replace duck worth method,with separate protocols for 50 50 and 20 20...this will erode lots of problems..
@Mac6999 (706)
• India
19 Jun 09
Yeh the method is flawed in T20's because the matches are so short. Sometimes you would basically have to bat for 10 overs with 11 batsmen available. The targets are high no doubt, but If one batsmen gets a couple of good overs then its all over for the fielding team. I read somewhere that the system will be reviewed, hopefully they can come up with a good solution.
• India
19 Jun 09
this method affects the play of the both teams. If one team had finished their play if that play was affected by the rain then they follow the this method. definitely it will affect the fair play so it should take to the concenred to the icc. i think this methoid will definitely affect t20 cricket. so this rule should be avoid in the t20 game according to my imaginations.