World Cup 2019 Jul 18, 2019 15:54:48 GMT
Post by jackthegas on Jul 18, 2019 15:54:48 GMT
I think the super over is great concept and I would not be in favour of separating sides based on league placing or group head to head record instead. An additional super over is probably a bit too much as they take forever but I would not be adverse to head to head or league placings separating sides once a super over has been tied.
Yes - a deeply unsatisfactory tie breaker for all kind of reasons. I can't see the problem with just having another Super Over if you've decided to go down that route. But overall I would favour scrapping the Super Over idea completely and going with whoever came higher in the round robin table. If you have a structure like that where everyone plays everyone that seems a fair enough way of doing it and, in the event of a tie, rewards the team who performed better over the whole tournament. Has the added advantage of everyone knowing exactly where they stand at the start of the game as well.
I do think though that the umpires clearly did a good job of communicating the rules before the super over started. Yes, boundaries is arbitrary but both sides knew what they needed to do.
Ultimately, this is probably a bit academic though as the chances of another tied super over must be really remote!