What is DRS or Umpire Decision Review System in Cricket

Cricket lovers must have heard about the Decision Review System or DRS and they must know how any team can challenge the decision of the umpire with the help of this rule of cricket. Recently some changes have also been made in this rule. With the help of these changes, this rule has been strengthened further. At the same time, a lot of criticism has also been made regarding this rule. After all, what is this rule and with the help of which technology this decision review system is used.

DRS full form

The full form of DRS is Decision Review System, it is also called UDRS, which means Umpire Decision Review System.

what is decision review system

If the batsman playing in the field is given out by the umpire and that player feels that the decision taken by the umpire is wrong. So in such a situation that player can go against the decision of the umpire with the help of this rule. The player can ask the third umpire to consider the decision. At the same time, with the help of Decision Review System, the third umpire reviews the decision of the first umpire. If during the review the third umpire thinks that the player is not out. So in such a situation the third umpire changes the decision. On the other hand, if the decision of the first umpire is found to be correct during the review, then his decision is upheld. Similarly, if the bowler feels that the batsman is out and the umpire has not given him out, then he can demand a review from the third umpire with the help of Decision Review System.

 How Many Times DRS Can Be Used In Cricket

Each team can use the Decision Review System twice in a Test match. At the same time, the number of Decision Review System to be used in ODIs and T20 matches has been kept only one.

When was this review used

This rule was first used in the year 2008. This rule was first tested in a match between India and Sri Lanka team. At the same time, after this rule worked properly, from the year 2009, the International Cricket Council (ICC) implemented these rules in cricket. After which this rule was used in every match. Whereas in one-day matches, this rule was started from the year 2011.

DRS in t20 cricket

The International Cricket Council has implemented the Decision Review System in T20 from the year 2017. After which it will now be mandatory to use this rule in every T20 International match. Not only this, in T20 also it has become mandatory to use ball-tracking and ultra edge-detection technology in the ball.

Decision review system technology

The third umpire has to resort to replays to reach any decision. By replaying, the umpire sees whether the decision of the umpire present on the field is correct or not. At the same time, three types of techniques are used in the decision review system. With the help of these techniques, the third umpire takes his decision. What are these techniques, information about it is given below.

hawkeye cricket technology

This technique is used when a batsman is given out LBW by the umpire. On the other hand, if the batsman finds the decision of the umpire wrong, then he uses this rule. After which, with the help of Hawk-Eye, the third umpire sees whether the ball could have hit the wicket after hitting the pad or not.

hotspot technology in cricket

In this technique the help of infra-red imaging system is used. In this technique, the place where the ball hits the spot becomes white. While the rest of the picture remains black. At the same time, using this technique, it is known whether the ball has hit the batsman’s pad or bat or not.

snickometer in cricket

In this technique, it is decided by listening to the sound of the ball whether the ball is in the batsman’s bat or pad or not. If the ball hits the bat or pad, then the sound is heard and the decision is taken with the help of the voice. Microphone is used in this technique.

New DRS Rules Cricket

umpire’s call new rule

Before the changes made in the decision review system, it is important for you to know what is called ‘umpire call’. In fact, when the third umpire under the decision review system is not clear whether the player was out or not, then in such a situation, the third umpire considers the decision given by the umpire present on the field to be correct. Which is called umpire call. On the other hand, according to the old rule, if the umpire call was taken, then in such a situation a review of the team would go to waste. Whereas in the year 2017, this rule has been changed. According to the change, if the third umpire decides to ‘umpire call’ in LBW, then in such a situation the review of the team taking the review will not be wasted.

How many reviews do you get in a test match

In a Test match, a team can use the Decision Review System only twice during the course of 80 overs. On the other hand, if the limit for taking a review of a team is over, then after 80 overs, that team was given two reviews again. But recently this rule of giving review again after 80 overs has been removed.

DRS or decision review system Rules in cricket 

Below you have been told about some important rules related to the decision review system. Decision review system can be used only according to these rules and these rules are as follows-

  • If a player or team feels the need for a decision review system. So the player of that team has to make a mark of ‘T’ and indicate to the third umpire. As soon as this signal is received, the third umpire understands that that team has taken the review.
  • A team can use the Decision Review System only twice in a Test match. If a team’s review taken twice is proved to be correct. So as long as that team can take the review, till then both its reviews should not be proved wrong. On the other hand, if both the reviews taken by a team prove to be wrong, then it cannot take the review again. At the same time, the number of reviews in the one-day match is one.

decision review system controversy

This technique was brought in the cricket match so that no wrong decision should be given by any umpire. But there have been many controversies regarding the use of this technique. Many well-known players have not considered this rule to be correct and they say that this rule has disadvantages. At the same time, the Cricket Board of India had not earlier issued its vote in favor of this technique.

DRS Disadvantages

DRS technology is not completely reliable like any other technology. With the advent of this technique, questions have also been raised on the decisions of the umpires, which also reduces their respect. Apart from this, this technique also proves to be very expensive.

drs rule benefits

If we see the advantages of this technique, then with the help of this, if any wrong decision is made by an umpire, then it can be corrected. Not only this, with the help of this technique, if there is any doubt about the decision of the umpire in the mind of a batsman or bowler, then it can be removed only.

DRS time limit

In cricket, 15 seconds is given after the ball is dead for going against the decision of the umpire through DRS. If an attempt is made to take a review after this time, then the umpire invalidates this review for not taking it on time. During this, after 10 seconds, the umpire gives a signal, then the player gets another 5 seconds. In which he can also take a review.

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