New Zealand’s most experienced fast bowler Tim Southee was at the receiving end of another Super Over heartbreak as his team crashed to another defeat in the one-over eliminator. Back-to-back defeats in the six-ball shootout indicates New Zealand’s inability to handle pressure situations with Southee being the chief culprit.
The often economical bowler has now ended up on the losing side on five occasions when tasked with bowling the Super Over. This woeful record suggests a real problem in his bowling arsenal of being unable to defend runs when it matters the most.
His failure in the one-over eliminator paints a sad picture and more importantly showcases New Zealand’s tendency to self-destruct in the final stages of the game when the stakes are high. Despite being in the middle for several Super Overs, he is yet to master the art of getting his lines right in the final six balls.