Kane Williamson boasts worst DRS record; leapfrogs Virat Kohli as the worst reviewer
As far as DRS goes, Williamson’s counterpart- Joe Root- boasts of the highest percentage of referrals.
by Yash Author
Published - Nov 22, 2019 7:44 pm | Updated - Nov 22, 2019 7:44 pm
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli may be breaking all sorts of captaincy records in Test cricket courtesy the national sides’ dream run in the longest format of the game but it is fair to say that charismatic leader does not enjoy the same luck as far as his referrals are concerned.
Kane Williamson competes with his Indian counterpart as far as scaling new heights with the bat is concerned. However, the New Zealand skipper seems to be at no competition when it comes to who is the worst decision reviewer in Test cricket. According to a report in the BBC, the Kiwi skipper has gone for 57 reviews during his stint as captain and to leave you gobsmacked, he’s been on the right side of it on a mere seven occasions- that’s a meagre 12.28%- the lowest among contemporary skippers (among captains with more than 30 reviews)
Williamson would consider himself unlucky with the result of his lateral referral though! His struggles and the paucity of luck with the Decision Review System was on full show during the ongoing Test match against the visiting English side when Williamson opted to refer a leg-before-call of the bowling of Trent Boult. The review showed that Trent Boult’s delivery had just clipped the stumps, meaning the on-field call remained.
Doesn't get much closer than THAT! We review a Boult LBW shout and just miss out!
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Joe Root has an imperious record when it comes to DRS
Speaking of the first Test, England got themselves into a comfortable position at stumps on the second day after they reduced the hosts to 4-144 which included the prized wicket of the New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson. Williamson was gobbled by Sam Curran soon after he reached his half-century.
As far as DRS goes, Williamson’s counterpart- Joe Root- boasts of the highest percentage of referrals (29%) among all captains (with more than 30 reviews). As far as Virat Kohli is concerned, the Indian captain got one referral wrong in the ongoing historic Pink Ball Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens when he opted to go upstage to a Mohammed Shami delivery for a caught-behind when it clearly showed in the replay that there were daylights between the bat and the ball.