NEW DELHI, June 26: Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor would not mind teams sharing the 50-over World Cup trophy in the rare case of a tie as he strongly believes that Super Over is not necessary in the One-day format.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had attracted a barrage of criticism after England were declared winners in the World Cup final against New Zealand on boundary countback after the tie in regulation period and subsequent Super Over.
That forced the ICC to tweak the rule which will allow repeated Super Overs in the semifinals and final until the winner is decided. However, Taylor sees a lot of merit in sharing the trophy if the game is tied.
�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.� Considering the length of the one-day game, Taylor feels tie is a fair outcome. � PTI