- Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Ross Taylor would obviuosly be disappointed, but maybe just as much with poor use of his team's review as with the umpire. But as in the Roy case the umpire seemed certain the batsman was out so surely would have not asked for it to be checked, so both players would have still be given out. The problem would surely be umpires would be checking more and more to avoid mistakes and more of the decision making would fall on the third umpire. What could it end up like if in the Ashes the opening bowlers were thundering the ball into the pads nearly every ball on or close to leg stump. How confident would an umpire feel in giving someone out without recourse to a review, an over could take ages. David Lloyd would explode or implode (might need a review to decide) with his 'just get on with'. The same could apply with any bowling when the fieldng team is on top, then there is was it bat or batter for catches behind the wicket. There is already a much greater uptake on checking run outs and stumpings, even some pretty obvious looking ones. I dont particulary blame umpires for this, they have to stand out of line at square leg to avoid obscuring the cameras and at the bowling end it can be difficult getting in position in time. I presume on some of the apparantly looking easy decisions when a batsman s well out it is just to check the stumps haven't been accidentally disturbed before the bails are taken off.
Pity the umpire giving a run out when the tv replays show the 'keeper's pads dislodging the bails just before taking the ball. As for banning appealling, technically the umpire cannot give a batsman out without an appeal being made. Could a side stop itself if a 90 mph yorker struck a batsman right in front of the stumps anyway?
Maybe the 3rd umpire should check every ball for a no ball, if not and an umpire gives a batsman out review every time. Being bowled or an obvious catch wouldn't take any/much time, but it is back to the time issue for lbw and those tricky decisions for catches. Finished now, so I'll just have to wait for someone to point all the problems this system would cause, because there is bound to be some.
Spent the day with the Lions at Canterbury yesterday, biggest decision I had to make was what flavour ice cream to have. Went for the toffee, didn't need a review, it was lovely.