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.