ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar Gives A Solution If The Match Remains Tie In The Super Over
Many cricket fans can’t accept that New Zealand lost the final of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup despite not losing that game. The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has recently advised for another solution process to decide this kind of situation.
The home team England faced New Zealand in the final of the 2019 CWC at Lord’s (London) on last Sunday (14th July). After winning the toss, New Zealand scored 241/8 (50 overs) in the first batting. Later, the hosts England replied with 241 runs (50 overs).
In the Super Over, England managed to score 15/0, and New Zealand scored 15/1. Finally, England won that final match due to hitting higher boundaries in that game. New Zealand missed out that trophy despite not suffering a defeat in that final.
Many cricket experts and former cricketers have criticised this decider system. Recently, Sachin Tendulkar has come up with a solution during this non-deciding moment.
According to Tendulkar, if the match remains tied after the Super Over, another Super Over should be allowed to decide the winner.
Tendulkar told 100mb, “I feel there should be another Super Over to decide the winner, instead of considering the number of boundaries scored by both teams. Not just in a World Cup final. Every game is important. Like in football, when teams go into extra time, nothing else matters.”
Sachin Tendulkar also gave his opinion on Virat Kohli’s playoff suggestion
After India finished their journey in this tournament in the semi-final, Indian captain Virat Kohli wished for IPL-like playoffs in the future ICC Cricket World Cups. At the end of the round-robin stage of the 2019 CWC, India finished on the top of the table with 15 points.
However, in the first semi-final, India suffered a defeat against the fourth-positioned team New Zealand.
In his opinion about Virat Kohli’s recent playoff suggestion, Tendulkar said, “I think the two teams that finish at the top should definitely have something going for them for having played consistently through the tournament.”
The former Indian captain MS Dhoni was sent at the no.7 batting position during the crucial semi-final. While many experts have criticised this decision, Tendulkar also doesn’t support it. He believes that Dhoni should come to bat at his usual no.5 position.
Tendulkar said, “Without a doubt, I would’ve sent MS Dhoni at his usual position, No.5.
“With the kind of situation that India was in and the experience that he has, the need of the hour was for him to build the innings. Hardik could’ve batted at 6 and Karthik would’ve followed at 7.”
In that semi-final, India were struggling on 5/3 when Dinesh Karthik came to bat at the no.5 position. Later, Hardik Pandya batted at the no.6 spot and then Dhoni came to bat. Chasing down the 240 runs target, India were bundled out for 221 runs (49.3 overs)
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