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Another super over should decide victor instead of boundaries: Sachin Tendulkar

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Cary Erickson | 17 July, 2019, 06:42

Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were the only two Indians to feature in the ICC's World Cup 2019 Team of the Tournament, which didn't have any place for Virat Kohli.

In the absence of his regular opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, who was ruled out due to thumb injury, Rohit led the Indian batting with 648 runs in nine innings - the highest in the tournament - and threatened to break Sachin Tendulkar's all-time World Cup record of 673 runs, which he achieved in the 2003 edition. "Who is richer? ICC: The one who has four notes of 500 is richer".

England, who won their maiden World Cup title are the most represented with four players while runners-up the Black Caps have two. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was named the captain of the team while Alex Carey of Asutralia was appointed the wicketkeeper.

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The other picks in his team were Shakib Al Hasan, who made 606 runs and scalped 11 wickets to end as one of the best all-rounder's of the edition.

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. Jasprit Bumrah (India) Hailed by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum as "the best all-format bowler" in world cricket, Bumrah personified precision, hitting consistent lines and lengths with the efficiency of a metronome.

According to the experts, umpire should have awarded five runs instead of six when Ben Stokes accidentally diverted Martin Guptill's throw to the third man boundary as he attempted to scamper back for a second run in the last of England's initial 50 overs. The three pacers in Tendulkar's World Cup XI are Mitchell Starc, Jofra Archer and Bumrah.