The International Cricket Council has introduced a reserve day to determine the T20 World Cup 2022 winner in case of rain. But what exactly is it and how does it determine the winner?
The 2022 T20 Men's World Cup has left cricket fans all over the world crying with joy or grief.
The four teams that qualified for the semi-finals are: New Zealand, Pakistan, India and England.
And of these four powerful teams, only one will be crowned champion. A major cricket tournament like this is free of nasty surprises and the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup is no exception.
Faced with unstable weather conditions in the host country of this year's World Cup, Australia, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a Reserve day rule.
So far, four games have been washed away by rain and many more have been tampered with.
The ICC has therefore introduced a reserve day, which will come into force in the event of interruption of the competition processes, to avoid washouts in the knockout rounds.
What is a Reserve Day in cricket?
Reserve day applies if rain wipes out a knockout match. If a minimum of 10 overs per team is not feasible during the semifinals and finals, the reserve day will be used. The game would be moved to reserve day if it didn't even go full 10 over a side match.
How does the Reserve Day determine the winner?
If rain interrupts the game after the two teams have reached 10-over, the result is determined using the DLS (Duckworth Lewis Stern) system. The match will not be postponed and the winner will be determined on the spot.
The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, also known as the DLS method, is a mathematical formula used to determine the target score for the second batting team in a limited cricket match that has been postponed due to bad weather or other events.
By estimating the number of runs the teams should have and would have scored if the resources available to both sides were equal, the DLS method determines objectives and outcomes.
The formula to determine the winner is: Team 1 Score x (Team 2 Resources / Team 1 Resources) = Team 2 par score.
Two sources are available: remaining overs and remaining wickets.
The Par score in cricket refers to the expected score a team would score while batting first.
The 2022 T20 World Cup final is scheduled for November 13. If it rains during the finals, the ultimate winner of this mega-tournament will be determined on reserve day.