The Super-8 teams should have played each other twice. Look at India, lost 1 game, and out of the semis. The run rate should not be the default picker for the semis teams. It should be wins. But that's not possible with so few games.
Have two groups and pick top 3 from each.... 6 teams - play with each other (leading to 5 games each) (see if carry over points from leagues should be good idea or not), post five matches, pick the top 4 for semis and then knockouts to final. Play 3 games for final.
Yes. But saying we won 4/5 cannot be a reason to justify not going through the semi's. Even before the tournament we knew about RR can play.
Forget rest, in last game against Pak, when it was certain we are winning comfortably, why did we not tried to score quickly? We were not stroking for higher RR. Every dot ball at the end of Ind-Pak match was just reminding me of RR and I shared that while watching that India is being complacent and not taking RR seriously.