IMO sides should only get one DRS call per innings instead of two. It was there to eliminate the howlers and nothing more; it ****s me to tears when batsmen call for referrals because of the match situation or how valuable their own wicket is.
Case in point was Siddle's hat-trick ball in the Ashes. Everyone knew Broad was stone dead - including Broad - and purely because he was the last batsman before the real tail he insisted it be referred. Which kind of pissed in my Cheerios, considering the occasion.
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I hated listening to Mark Taylor on day 5 of the test. He went on and on about his DRS views (which I completely disagree with) all day.
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Wade needs more meat imo - obviously surviving on leaves.
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I don't really mind strategic use of the DRS, as long as it's only 2 decisions per innings.
It adds another element to the game and I think it draws in the crowd a little bit.
It needs to be very clear how it works on big screens though so laypeople can understand what's going on.
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What a captain."There are some opening bowlers around the world who struggle to reach the 132kph Matt generated"
In all the press releases/interviewers with Dave Richardson (the guy in charge of implementing UDRS and I think that's his name) he makes it clear that it's for getting rid of howlers as well.
Malcolm Conn reckons Starc will be rested for the MCG test and brought back in for Sydney. Siddle, Johnson, Bird all to play.
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