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April 28, 2014

Should DRS be made available for the T20 format?


A wicket at the right time could have a huge impact in the result of a T20 game, more so than in the other formats. Cricket should do it's best to protect T20 from howlers.


DRS will only slow down the tempo of T20 cricket. In any case, the value of a wicket in T20 is much lesser than it is in the longer formats.


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May 7, 2014, 6:49 GMT


Yes. A fast-track mode of DRS should be enabled in every short format of the game. That means when a review is called for, within 45 Seconds time the final decision should come. In current technical scenario, the moment a ball is completed all views like Hawke-eye, infrared image, snicko, digital zoom, etc. is available. So, every decisions will be monitored by third umpire and his technical wing automatically even if no review is called for. Only when a review is asked, they disclose the real status. So, even 20 seconds is enough for DRS in T20. The RULE- (a) limited to 2 unsuccessful reviews in one innings and 3 for a match for one side. limited to max-3 reviews an innings and 6 reviews a match for one side, even if all reviews are successful. (b) 10 Seconds calling time and 15 to 25 sec. decision time in T20 | 30-45 sec. decision time for ODI. (c) countdown should be enabled.

The game's pace wont be affected and the gentleman's game will become more peaceful.

May 2, 2014, 2:35 GMT


Yes since t20 has limited overs one crucial wicket for a team say maxwell from kxip its a great loss for their team .so if drs is introduced can avoid these.

April 30, 2014, 8:10 GMT


Like in any other format of cricket, DRS should be made use of too in T20 games, when it is available. We have already seen some close calls being turned down. Specially, in this format, it will have a huge impact as every run scored or saved will turn the match on its head and yesterday's RR vs KKR is an example. Even the super over was managed to be tied, very smartly. Having technology, in my personal opnion, is always better and its advantages and disadvantages are always there for both the teams. Only those teams make use of it the most, who very carefully and wisely utilise it, rather than using it just because it is available.

April 30, 2014, 5:51 GMT


Of course it should be in T20 at least in a world cup. T20 is supposed to be the format for innovation and I'm not talking about useless flashing LED stumps. There were many questionable decisions made during the WT20 and in T20 a wrong decision would be the difference between a win or a loss.

April 30, 2014, 4:12 GMT


I'd support the idea. The only impact will be on the time taken for reviews.

April 29, 2014, 23:59 GMT


Yes we really need it. A wicket can decide the fate of the match. It's common sense for DRS to be available in t20. I see no reason why there should be a discussion in the icc, they should allow it right away.

April 29, 2014, 17:45 GMT


why not. a crucial wicket can turn around match in one over. why not.

April 29, 2014, 12:43 GMT


yes but have 2 3rd umpires who must agree to overturn a decision and do so within 1 minute - longer decisions stay the same, possibly if 1 changes the decision, other does nothing, still overturned?

May 5, 2014, 10:59 GMT


No.DRS will not suit the fashion of cricket in a T20 game.In a format where nothing is forever and changes happen too frequently,such technology will look out of place.T20 is all about moving on and finding ways to comeback stronger.What kind of rules do you set for the usage of the DRS and how much can we vouch for its accuracy?

In my opinion,let T20 cricket not be made to rely heavily on technology,or it will lose whatever identity it has.There is a certain spontaneity,braving-the-odds feel about a T20 game.DRS will only make us and the players dwell heavily on some of those moments,blame technology and simply rob us of the actual cricket and the brisk pace.

April 29, 2014, 6:51 GMT


No. First let the inventors work on the accuracy of DRS. At this moment with it's current standard, it is not acceptable to be adopted in any format of the game.