These Are the Best and the Worst Teams & Players at Using the DRS

Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) has been a useful addition to cricket which allows the match officials to use technology to assist in their decision-making.

It is now a routine part of the game and surprisingly, Pakistan is the most successful team in terms of reviews in Test cricket since October 2017. Pakistan’s review retention rate is also the best among all other teams. England comes second while the West Indies is the 3rd most successful team.


Pakistan Breaks the Greatest Team Record in T20I History

Here’s the overall list:

Team Reviews Success %  Retained %
Pakistan 104 34.6 57.7
England 176 32.4 45.5
West Indies 99 30.3 45.5
Bangladesh 70 30.0 44.3
New Zealand 88 28.4 48.9
India 148 27.0 48.6
Australia 128 26.6 41.4
South Africa 118 25.4 44.1
Sri Lanka 163 23.3 44.2

Out of the 104 reviews by Pakistan until now, the success rate has been almost 35% with 57% of the reviews retained. For those who don’t know, reviews are retained if a decision is upheld on umpire’s call. The review is lost otherwise.

While Pakistan’s numbers are great, the team has taken fewer reviews than teams such as England, India, Australia, Sri Lanka, etc.

Fielding Reviews

Pakistan is the most successful team when it comes to fielding reviews as well with a success rate of 32.8%. England is second with 24.8%, West Indies is at third with 24.0%.

The lowest-ranked Bangladesh has a success rate of less than half as compared to Pakistan with 15.6%.

When it comes to retention rate, Pakistan is second with 43.1% while the Windies lead the way with 46.0%. Indian captain, Virat Kohli is the worst reviewer among the active batsmen with just one successful review out of 12 he has used in his own batting. Usman Khawaja has used 5 reviews without overturning umpire’s decision.

When it comes to individual batsmen reviews, Babar Azam is among the best. Here’s the list:

Batsman Reviews Success % Retained %
Hashim Amla 6 83.3 100.0
Babar Azam 5 80.0 80.0
BJ Watling 5 80.0 80.0
Rory Burns 5 80.0 80.0
Joe Root 10 70.0 70.0

Pakistan have successfully overturned 7 out of 15 reviews taken off the bowling of Mohammad Abbas, whereas the next best is England’s Chris Woakes, taking 5 successful reviews out of 10.

Via ESPNCricinfo

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