The tail-end of the Duckworth-Lewis system?

Updated: 02 May 2011 12:54 IST

The Duckworth Lewis system has had its share of critics and propagators. Ask V Jayadevan though and he will swear by his VJD method which he claims to be better than the existing D/L system applied to international cricket presently.

New Delhi:

The Duckworth Lewis system has had its share of critics and propagators. Ask V Jayadevan though and he will swear by his VJD method which he claims to be better than the existing D/L system applied to international cricket presently.

Though there is not much difference between the two systems as far as projected scores in a Twenty20 match is concerned, the same is not true in the 50-over format. Jayadevan says his system is fairer in the longer version. "I  have divided different match stages into different milestones like 5 overs 10 overs etc and I have analysed how in these milestones the scoring rate happens," he says and adds that the D/L system assumes an exponential growth in run-rate.

While many would not be willing to examine the intricate details that is followed in both systems, some are clear that the D/L system needs a revamp. "When you get no extra runs from Duckworth-Lewis it's a clear disadvantage. And it's no anomaly, Duckworth Lewis is rubbish for T20," Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming had told NDTV earlier after his team lost to Kochi in a rain reduced match.

While the International Cricket Council is assessing the prevailing system that was devised by British statisticians Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis, others like Jayadevan have come up with options that can be looked into with serious intent as well.

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