Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
After a plethora of entertainment including 45 games, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 event finalized its four semi-finalists – India, Australia, England and New Zealand. However, the running edition of the mega-event witnessed Pakistan missing out on a semi-final berth because of a horrible net run-rate.
This frustrated many people as they believed that the boys in green downed top teams and deserved to go in semis in place of New Zealand. Recently, former Pakistan captain and wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif decided to join the debate as he raised an interesting question regarding adoption of the head-to-head mechanism ahead of net run-rate.
Throwing forward his views, the 50-year old added that if three teams are tied on same points with head-to-head record showing them winning a game against each other, then such events will raise many eyebrows. Moreover, the Karachi born added that net run-rate allows you to strengthen your position in any game while it is never the case with the head-to-head record. It remains to be seen if International Cricket Council (ICC) brings any changes in their rules for forthcoming tournaments.