Another Super Over should decide winner: Tendulkar

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After the conclusion of the ICC World Cup 2019, MasterBlaster Sachin Tendulkar selects his favorite World Cup XI.

In a gut-wrenching final at Lord's on Sunday, England were adjudged the World Cup winners on the basis of their superior boundary count - 22 fours and two sixes to New Zealand's 16 - after both the regulation match and the ensuing Super Over ended in a tie. Kohli is set to bat at number 4 followed by all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Stokes, Pandya and Jadeja. As the debate over the rule carries on, India cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar came up with a unique alternative to decide the victor.

After table-toppers India were knocked out of the World Cup after losing the semi-final to New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli had suggested IPL-like playoffs instead of knockouts in the World Cup going forward.

Tendulkar's XI, led by Kane Williamson, includes five Indians - Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah.

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Explosive opener Jason Roy from England was named as the second opener alongside Rohit. England was awarded the cup due to their superior boundary count.

Fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes is also a cast-iron selection - his heroics in the final were the stuff of fairytale but he was also a picture of consistency throughout the tournament for England.

The Australia pair of Steve Smith and wicketkeeper Alex Carey have gained two places each to reach the 29th and 32nd position, respectively. Jofra Archer - hero of the Super Over in the final and appearing in his first World Cup - claimed 20 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 4.57 to earn his spot.

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