Originally Posted by albo97056
What im saying is that given dl takes into account everything to do with how many overs you think you would have gotten etc, why do we then have to make another adjustment? The whole point of dl is to balance the chase perfectly so 22 overs india got is equivalent to the 22 overs england are going to get, but then once we get that new number... they screw around with the power plays! Making it all very uneven again.
IF we were chasing the same total or a run rate adjusted total like the old days then having 17 pp overs would be unfair, but with those extra 30 odd runs youve already balanced the whole thing statistically... theres no need to reduce pp. UNLESS dl takes into account pp, which from my recollection it doesnt.
EDIT long story short.. everything dl doesnt consider should be exactly the same
IIRR, D\L has been adjusted to some degree to take into account Powerplays, though obviously there's only 3 years' worth of data so far.
However, there is simply no way you can set a team out knowing that 17\22nds of their innings will be Powerplay. Just not fair.