Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, without going back to his past experience in the 2019 World Cup, has said that there is no point of having a Super Over in the ODI format. It is a clear hint that Ross Taylor believes that the 2019 World Cup between England and New Zealand, which outburst a controversy due to its decision, could have had joint-winners.
In the 2019 World Cup final, after the match ended in a tie, the umpires and match officials opted for a Super Over. Following the tie in Super Over, hosts England were chose the winner on the basis of superior boundary count, which sparked a lot of controversies in the cricketing folklore.
Ross Taylor: In a one-day game you can have a joint winner
Ross Taylor believes that a Super Over looks fine for a T20I match but as far as the one-day cricket is concerned it is a bit too much. He feels so because the ODI format is played over a long period of time and if a match is tied it should be left right there.
“I’m still undecided in a Super Over in a one-day game, I think one-day cricket is played over such a long time that I have no problems in a tie being a tie,” Taylor told ESPNCricinfo.
“In T20, to continually go on is the right way to go. A bit like football or some other games, trying to get that win in, but I don’t think the Super Over is necessarily needed in a one-day game. I think you can have a joint winner.”
Taylor is currently in the twilight zone of his career. He has been a match-winner for the Kiwis and scored over 17000 international runs.