Five Instances When ICC Rules Affect Teams at the World Cup
Beyond World Cups, the teams have had been robbed off either by glaring errors or by ICC Rules in itself. Recently, England had clinched their maiden trophy by hitting more boundaries than New Zealand at historic Lord’s Stadium in London.
The game got tied post hundred overs, so as in the Super Oval on July 14 at Lord’s. Arguably, the enticing finale of the World Cup had witnessed plenty with the pendulum swinging from to and fro.
Meanwhile, post World Cup, the critics are slamming ICC’s for the farcical rules.
Anyway, it would be harsh to say that the teams had lost their games due to some hard regulations at the World Cup, but it would be a bit fair to say that those teams were deserving not to be on the losing side either when it comes to the World Cup events.
Let’s have a look at those five occasions when ICC rules had affected teams at the World Cup:
New Zealand vs England – 2019 World Cup, Final:
July 14, 2019, might haunt the Kiwis until the 2023 World Cup which is scheduled in India. New Zealand had oodles of luck to make it to the semi-finals before beating India following a solid show.
In the grand-finale, the low-scoring thriller had made everyone to talk about cricket. Also, the social media was abuzz with ICC’s rule book with many disagreeing on the decision. But again, the rule was already applicable.
In the finale, the regular 100 overs had witnessed an enticing battle with both bat and ball. And then, the Super Over had also seen a tie. Everyone had gone crazy before hosts England lifted their first-ever World Cup title on the virtue of most boundaries. Overall, they have scored 26 boundaries including two sixes as the Black Caps managed just 17.
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