IPL 2018: Should use VJD method instead of DLS for T20, says Dinesh Karthik

KKR lost the rain-curtailed game against Kings XI Punjab last evening.

DLS method is unfair to the defending side, says Karthik. (IANS)

Dinesh Karthik, captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has come out and expressed his views that the Duckworth-Lewis and Stern method used currently for T20 cricket isn't ripe. Instead, he suggests the Jaydevan VJD method be the more suited and calculatively understandable one.

The DLS method suits the chasing side far too much in rain-curtailed match situations and has always come across as a concept that has left a lot to be desired.

Chasing the stiff target of 192, Kings XI Punjab on the back of superb knocks from Chris Gayle and KL Rahul, were 96 without a wicket in 8.2 overs before rain intervened.

After the 96 minute delay though, the game restarted and the equation now demanded the chasing side just 29 more runs from 28 balls.

Karthik at the post-match press conference said “Suddenly after rain, they needed run-a-ball. I didn’t understand that bit but I am sure Duckworth-Lewis is something people are still trying to figure out what it is,”

“That was little surprising, because ideally if it would have been a 20-over game, they would have needed eight an over. If we could have got two quick wickets, the run rate would have kept going up,” he further added.

“I have always thought that the VJD is an Indian method and it’s an Indian domestic tournament, why not think about it in the future?” Karthik enquired before adding, “It’s been proven that it’s a really good method. We have used in domestic tournaments. Only for IPL, we use DLS. Why not think about VJD here and promote it?”






By Kashish Chadha - 22 Apr, 2018

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