Wide and no ball review: WPL has become the first league in T20 franchise leagues around the world, in which review is also being taken for wide and no ball. Earlier, the players were allowed to take review only in case of giving out and not out by the umpire. Although the total number of reviews has not been increased. That is, the number of reviews (2 DRS) per innings that were available earlier will continue to be available.
In the first two matches of WPL, review has also been seen in such cases. In the first match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants, a ball bowled on the leg side of Mumbai bowler Saika Ishaq was given wide by the umpire. Here Mumbai took a review and the umpire had to change the decision as the ball hit the batsman’s gloves.
Similarly, a similar review was taken in the second match of WPL as well. Delhi Capitals’ Jemima Rodriguez hit a four on a flower toss by RCB bowler Megan Schutt. Jemima felt that this full toss was above the waist, she immediately took a review, however her review was not successful because in ball tracking, the ball was seen coming down towards the stumps.
This rule will also apply in IPL
In IPL 2023 also, the rule of taking review on wide and no ball will be applicable. This will surely add more excitement to the exciting matches. This is because bowlers often use balls like wide length yorkers to prevent the batsman from batting fast in the last minute and on many occasions it proves to be decisive.
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