A new version of Duckworth Lewis method set to debut with ICC World Cup 2015

A new version of Duckworth Lewis method set to debut with ICC World Cup 2015

A new version of Duckworth Lewis method set to debut with ICC World Cup 2015: The Duckworth Lewis method over its years of application in cricket on matches that have been affected by rain has had its share of success and sometimes has drawn controversies as well. The D/L method was originally designed as a mathematical formula to calculate the target score for the team batting second. But, we have seen it fail to judge the situation accurately in recent years as the game has changed a lot in very little time and more often than not it is termed unfair. To keep any such controversy away from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the ICC has decided to introduce a new version the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

Steve Stern the third man who has been added is an American Mathematician, who has helped revise the age old system in order to improve the accuracy. The new version was successfully developed in October 2014 and will be first implemented in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 scheduled to start from the 14th February 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

Others too have tried to make changes to the D/L method and save it from getting obsolete but none of their formulas could integrate well with the already implemented rule. Steve Stern who is a Mathematician hailing form a non-popular cricketing nation America has been successful in making an acceptable method.

Stern on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method being floated for the World Cup 2015 said, “I have always been a sports nut and I had some friends explain the rules of cricket to me. They said that seeing I was a mathematician, I should explain the Duckworth-Lewis system to them.”

How did he crack the codes and his relation with the original formulators Duckworth and Lewis Stern said, “It started out with those sort of discussions and then I got in touch with Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis. One thing led to another and now I am the official custodian of the DLS method.”