New Zealand and Super Overs have become synonyms of each other it seems but their luck with super overs is still quite far from being their ally. In the past 7 months they have played in 3 super over finishes but in none of them they have managed to emerge victorious.
In the T20I series against India, New Zealand somehow managed not to get over and force the match in Super Over. In the 3rd and 4th T20Is they were in comfortable position till the 19th over of the chase and in both matches they lost heap of wickets in the final overs to concede tie breakers.
To make matters worse, India managed to snatch the win from the jaw of defeat in both the super overs. With Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul proving to be their nemesis in both the matches respectively.
On watching this demolition, former Australian cricketer and former SunrisersHyderabad coach Tom Moody has come up with some suggestions that can be made to the existing ICC rules.
Tom Moody posted on his Twitter account, “ With all these super overs being played out, I’d like to make two suggestions. (1). A new toss to be conducted for the super over. (2). The bowling side to nominate two bowlers to deliver 3 balls each in the super over.
With all these #SuperOvers being played out, I’d like to make two suggestions.
1. A new toss to be conducted for the super over.
2. The bowling side to nominate two bowlers to deliver 3 balls each in the super over. #cricket #foodforthought @ICC
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) February 1, 2020
After the Super Over in the World Cup Final ended in a tie, ICC changed some rules regarding the method of deciding the results in case of Super Over also ends up in tie breaker condition. Earlier, the result was decided by the No. of boundaries hit by a team but now if a super over ends in a tie then another super over will come into play.
But ICC did not amend the super over. As per the ICC’s rules, the team batting second in the match bats first in super over while the bowling team is give an option of choosing the bolwing end. Also ICC allows only one bowler to ball the full super over.