IPL 2018: KKR captain Dinesh Karthik wants DLS to be replaced by VJD method after KXIP loss

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik wants the current Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) rain-rule method to be replaced by Jaydevan (VJD) method, after losing their curtailed IPL encounter to Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets in Kolkata on Saturday.

PTI, April 21, 2018

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik wants the current Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) rain-rule method to be replaced by Jaydevan (VJD) method, after losing their curtailed IPL encounter to Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets in Kolkata on Saturday.

Chasing a stiff 192, Kings XI Punjab were 96 for no loss in 8.2 overs, with a required run rate well in excess of eight runs.

But when play resumed after a 95 minutes' rain delay, KXIP needed just 29 off 28 balls in the revised DLS target was 125 in 13 overs. The visitors sealed the issue with 11 balls to spare.

Dinesh Karthik captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in action during the match against Kings XI Punjab. Sportzpics

Dinesh Karthik captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in action during the match against Kings XI Punjab. Sportzpics

"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 at the post-match news conference.

"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."

The IPL is played under ICC's Playing Conditions with DLS being the recognised system but Karthik feels BCCI should use Jayadevan rule which is known as VJD.

"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?"

It must be mentioned in this regard that Jaydevan had made presentations to ICC but it has been rejected.

Conceding that they bowled poorly, the KKR skipper believed that their target was par, even as they fell 10-15 runs short with just 11 runs coming from last two overs.

"We could have scored 10-12 runs more. But more importantly we did not bowl good enough to defend it."

Gayle again stood tall with a blistering 62 not out from 38 balls as it was his third fifty-plus score in a row in their hat-trick of wins.

"There is not a pattern to get him (Gayle) out that teams have found out yet. He's batting really well and you got to accept that. It's not only Chris Gayle's day but KL (Rahul) also did well."

KKR's big hitting batsman Andre Russell pulled his hamstring and was taken off after failing to complete the fourth over but Karhik said he seemed fine.

"I've not spoken to him but he looks okay for now.

Updated Date: Apr 21, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114