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Explainer: What is VJD method, why it is considered better than Duckworth Lewis

Himachal Pradesh won their first major title by defeating Tamil Nadu in the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy. Apart from captain Rishi Dhawan’s all-round game and man of the match opener Shubham Arora (136 not out), the ‘third power’ also supported Himachal. It was this invisible force of the season, which made Himachal the champions even before the match was over. Due to poor lighting, the result of the match was declared by VJD method. In such a situation, let us explain to you today, what is this VJD system, how it is calculated and how it is different from the Duckworth Lewis method.

What is VJD Method?

The VJD system is a method of calculating target scores in rain-interrupted limited overs cricket matches, devised by V. Jayadevan, a civil engineer from Kerala. It is seen as an alternative to the DLS (Duckworth, Lewis and Stern) method. The VJD method was earlier used in the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Run chase counting is done in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) even today with the same technique. Its use was also discussed in the fourth and fifth seasons of IPL.

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Jaydevan had proposed his VJD method nine years ago in front of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC then rejected this method, saying that there was no flaw in the Duckworth-Lewis method. This decision was taken unanimously by a committee. At the same time, the committee was also confident that the Duckworth-Lewis system could hardly be improved by the VJD method. Then Jayadevan protested that he was not given a fair trial.

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Features of the VJD Method

The biggest advantage of this system is that it takes statistics from past games and does not take into account the recent form of the team. In this, the shift is divided into different parts. Early overs – In which fast runs are scored due to field restriction. The run rate slows down in the middle overs and rises again in the last overs. This rule becomes even more practical because the player cannot play the same game throughout the match. Each stage has its own different approach.

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How different is VJD rules from DLS
In the DLS method, it is assumed that the scoring rate will increase continuously during the innings. Under this, the target is set in case of bad weather.

How can the target be different in both the systems?

  • Team 1 Score- 150: DLS Target 93, VJD Target 91
  • Team 1 Score – 200: DLS target 124, VJD target 118
  • Team 1 Score- 250: DLS Target 154, VJD Target 142
  • Team 1 Score- 300: DLS Target 163, VJD Target 163
  • Team 1 Score- 350: DLS Target 174, VJD Target 182


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