One of the major talking points this Ashes Series has been the inconsistency and unpredictability of the DRS system.
In truth, the Decision Review System can almost be as reliable as a Zimbabwean election result.
The 3rd Umpire has been an outstanding performer so far in this series, and even come close to man of the match on the first 3 tests.
Albeit frustrating at times, there’s no doubt the infamous system is entertaining, dramatic and definitely game changing.
But how has our statistical record been so far?
Captains Cook and Watson have both been heavily criticized for their poor use of the DRS system. Being scrutinized at for their selfishness and poor judgement in their decisions.
The DRS was supposed to allow the players to eliminate howlers, but instead it has allowed the umpires to introduce them. But that is another talking point altogether. Lets just have a look at the stats so far…
This graph and stats were calculated prior to the fourth test.
EDIT: Australia have had 10 unsuccessful batting reviews