Hawkeye: More fallible than they'd like us to think.
I'd love a reliable technological alternative to the on field umpire, but Hawkeye is looking more and more flawed. Case in point, Ntini's dismissal last night, which confirmed what I've suspected for a while, Hawkeye sucks at accurately displaying changes in trajectory off the pitch. Looking at the video, the ball spun enough that it was not missing off, but was likely a bit high. The commentators felt this way too until hawkeye told them what to think, which was the opposite, not necessarily high, but missing off.
It does make sense that these errors are made, and I've noticed it before numerous times, particularly when the ball is spinning generously. The technology is not as magical as the proprieters wish us to believe, to be able to discern otherwise relatively small but crucial changes in trajectory is probably beyond their tracking system. From what I know of it there is an amount of extrapolation involved, and in a dismissal such as this, I doubt there is enough time between ball pitching and hitting the pad to recieve sufficient data to make an accurate inference.
Anyone else dissillusioned?
Anyone still unhappy they haven't adopted it for official umpiring use?