Duckworth Lewis in IPL 2023 | Good or Bad?
Duckworth Lewis in IPL 2023 will be applied, if it rains or not? Is there any better method?
Duckworth Lewis in IPL 2023
Yes. Duckworth Lewis (DL/DLS method) will be applied, if it rains during a match in the 2023 IPL edition.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that Duckworth Lewis in IPL 2023 is fixed, as per the regulations.
When Duckworth Lewis in IPL 2023 be used?
DL method will be crucial and it will have a huge impact. After a long hiatus of 3 years, due to lockdown, people love to watch the match in the ground. Many teams are going to play at their home grounds this year.
Frank Duckworth & Tony Lewis introduced this method, later Steven Stern became the custodian and made it more compatible.
- DL method is a mathematical formula used to calculate the target score.
- It is for the team batting second, if weather or any circumstance interrupts the game.
What is the alternate for DL method in IPL?
Why VJD method is a better version than DL method in IPL 2023?
The basic difference is as follows in layman terms:
- Duckworth Lewis in IPL 2023 goes by the logic that the run rate increases gradually from the first over and reaches culmination in the final overs.
- VJD method goes by the logic that the run rate will be high in the first few overs because of Powerplay, then dips in the middle overs and reaches culmination in the final overs.
KKR team & DL Method Controversy again in IPL 2023
The same thing happened again, during 2023 IPL’s second match (Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders), due to DL method.
- In the first occurrence: KKR scored 191 runs. Punjab was chasing. They were 96 without a loss for 8.2 overs. Rain interrupted. When they came back, the target was set to 29 off 28 balls. A mess it was!
- In the second occurrence: PBKS scored 191 runs. KKR was chasing. They were 146 in 16 overs. Rain interrupted. Sunil Naraine & Shardul Thakur were batting. They hit one six each and they were on fire. But based on DL method in IPL 2023, KKR lost again.
What Dinesh Karthik told stands the same: “I didn’t understand that bit, but still people are trying to find out what DL method is.” He added, “VJD is an Indian method, IPL is an Indian tournament. Why not try it in the future?”
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