New Delhi: Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes it was unlucky that New Zealand ended up on the shedding aspect within the 2019 World Cup the place they misplaced to England within the summit conflict.
In the World Cup last performed on the Lord’s on July 14 final yr, England had been introduced as champions on account of their superior boundary rely towards the Black Caps after each the stipulated overs and the next Super Over led to a tie.
England had scored 26 boundaries in complete in the whole period of the match as in comparison with 17 by the Black Caps and had been thus topped as champions.
“There should have been joint World Cup winners last time around. They should have gotten that tag of being World Champions, but it was unfortunate,” Gambhir mentioned whereas talking on Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected’ present.
There was plenty of criticism for the boundary-rely rule which was finally scrapped by the International Cricket Council final October.
The 2019 World Cup last consequence was unlucky for the Kane Williamson-led aspect as they’d additionally completed runners-up within the 2015 World Cup, with Australia rising out as victorious.
“If you see their overall record, they have been very consistent. For the last one World Cup, and the World Cup before that, they were the runners-up and they have been very consistent,” mentioned Gambhir.
“I think they have been very competitive in every condition they have played. We don’t give them enough credit,” he added.