Williamson reveals why he sent Guptill and Neesham in the super over
The 2019 World Cup final was the first dramatic final, cricket world ever seen. After the match got tied, it was decided to go for a super over. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson revealed why he sent Martil Guptill and James Neesham in the super over.
For the first time in history, England handed on the trophy on the consideration of more boundaries beating the Blackcaps. Although, It was a heartbreaking for the Blackcaps but the cricket franternity also felt hard feelings for them as the super over was also tied.
Kane Williamson sent opener Guptill and middle order batsman Neesham for batting in the super over. The Skipper revealed that it was a tough decision for him. Guptill was the highest run-getter at the previous edition of World Cup but he was out of forms. But the skipper backed him up in the final.
“It was about giving yourself with the best possible opportunity, Neesham was hitting the ball very well throughout the World Cup and we all know how capable Guptill really is of hitting the ball out of the park, there was a short boundary on one side of the ground. They are both quicks between the 22 yards so this helped too,” Williamson recalled while in a live chat with Ashwin.
The Kiwi skipper revealed that he was supposed to go for bat after fall of a wicket. As Guptill was run out on the last ball of the super over he couldn’t go for the bat and paid the price by handing over England the World Cup for the first time.
“I was padded up to come in at three, it was a different experience to be a part of, both Neesham and Guptill did a good job, Jofra Archer is a remarkable bowler, emotions were so high after the final, it was a long tournament when the time comes and it finishes, it`s like of a draining feeling as all of it finishes. The guys were filled with emotion after what really transpired,” Williamson said.