Super Over is the concept introduced in the T20 leagues to decide the winner of a tied game. It is basically a one over match with only two allowed wickets to the batting side. Why is it that the chasing team is allowed to bat first in super over?
Is there any specific reason or logic behind that rule?
Let's analyse two options as to why the chasing team bats first in super over.
The team that won the toss chose to bat first, but failed to win the match even with the advantage of toss. So exactly the opposite decision is imposed on the team in super over, as such the team has to chase the target in super over.
The team that won the toss chose to field first. So their decision is to chase down the target and failed even with the advantage of toss. So exactly the opposite decision is imposed on the team.
I believe this is because the team that scored without the advantage of the toss have a superior position in the draw than the one who got into the position with the toss. The batting order is reversed on the belief that the superior team is given a priority in conjunction with oppononent's previous decision.
Another advantage that lies in allowing chasing team to bat first in super over is saving time and efforts because the fielding team is ready to field again soon after innings end as all 11 players are in the ground in fielding and bowling gears while on the other end, chasing team is ready to bat again as their players are already in the stands. 1 over gives sufficient time to all those players to get themselves ready to field and bowl again.
Chasing team always batting first due to minimize the time.
Because toss will also take time when bowling side batting first then padding for a batsma also take time.So chasing side always batting first