DLS Method Put To Question Again

Cricket News: In a post-match news conference after the defeat against Kings XI Punjab, Dinesh Karthik speaks in favour of replacing the current Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) rain-rule method with Jaydevan (VJD) method.

VIVO IPL 2018: Why not VJD in place of DLS method, questions Karthik.

The Knight Riders skipper was extremely irritated after his team lost to Punjab by nine wickets on Saturday, after KKR posted 191 runs on the board and Punjab chased it down under DLS method.

KXIP were 96 for no loss in 8.2 overs where rains set in. After 95 minutes when the rains stopped and the play resumed, KXIP needed 29 off 28 balls as the revised DLS target was 125 in 13 overs. Punjab sealed the victory with 11 balls to spare.

“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,” an irritated Karthik said.

“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.”

Jaydevan has earlier made presentations to ICC but it has been rejected. As the IPL is played under ICC’s Playing Conditions, DLS is used as the recognised system.

“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?” he asked.

“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?”

KKR lost the match especially to Chris Gayle, as he scored 62 not out from 38 balls, and made his third fifty-plus score in a row resulting in Punjab’s hat-trick of wins.