India, July 12 -- India captain Virat Kohli believed an IPL-like playoff instead of knockouts can be the way forward in the future editions of ICC World Cup. Kohli's comments came after India were knocked out of the World Cup after suffering a heart-breaking 18-run defeat to New Zealand in the first semi-final on Wednesday at Manchester. Stressing that 40-45 minutes of bad cricket costed them the World Cup, Kohli said an IPL-style playoff can be considered to give more importance to the table toppers of the group stage.

"Who knows in future. Maybe. If topping the table means anything. I think these things can come into consideration, looking at the magnitude of this tournament. That is a really valid point. You never know when that is go...