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Cricket - Tossing 'THE TOSS'
should be an Alternate system to toss 'THE TOSS' in cricket?
In this technological and
modern era of how the game of cricket has evolved with "Pink" ball,
day night test match cricket, dynamic t-20's and power plays, tossing the coin
before a cricket match is still in place which every Classic cricket fan loves
to see. With so much of pre-match analysis even a person who is acquaintance to
cricket will predict how would the match progress based on result of the
Both the team gets chance to look at the pitch to assess how would
it behave during the course of the match and decide what they need to do if
they win the toss. It also has impact on the selection of the playing eleven.
Does toss really have an edge?
the team is uncertain about the nature of the pitch or simply wants to play
safe, they often bat first.
•If the opposition bowling is
strong, batting first is often considered a good option.
•Sometimes the nature of the pitch
deteriorates while the game progresses, making batting more difficult
especially if facing spin bowling.
•Another advantage of batting
first is that the batting team sets a target for the team batting second to
chase. This can create pressure on the opponent team’s batsmen and make them
play something unusual.
captain opts to bat second if he is confident that his team can successfully
chase any total.
•Once the target is known, the
team does not have to worry about setting a winnable score.
•The team just has to limit the
opposition to a low score, and bat well to successfully chase the target.
•If the pitch does not
deteriorate, batting second is usually a better option.
•Another advantage of batting
second is during day-night One Day International games, played under lights. In
some venues, the cricket ball collects a lot of dew in the outfield. This
results in a poor grip on the ball by the bowlers. With a moist ball, it is
difficult to spin and swing the ball.
•The difficulty in holding the
ball also means that the bowler is more likely to be inaccurate, giving the
batsmen more chances to free his arms.
the team which wins Toss wins the match?
Not exactly, the skills and the application applied on the cricket
field has definite impact on the result of the match. but looking at the
statistics this is how it looks for the international matches:
Toss resultWinLose DrawTie
Win toss34.6%31.0% 34.3% 0.1%
34.6% 34.3% 0.1%
Based on all One Day
Toss resultWinLoseTieNo Result
With these statistics, definitely it is true that the team that
wins the toss has more chances of winning the match but the difference is not
so huge, remember more than preparation, execution matters.
someone already removed ‘The Toss’ in the modern-day cricket?
The England Cricket Board confirmed they were implementing an
experiment to try to encourage the development of spin bowling in the 2016
season of English county championship.
Instead of the toss, something
that was recorded as taking place as far back as the 1700s, the visiting team
will first have the choice of whether they want to field first. If they don't
wish to take up that option, the toss will take place as it always has.
Tossing 'THE TOSS':
To eliminate something that is 2 centuries old is not an easy ask.
You need to have something that is engaging the audience as similar to the toss
of the coin, imagine the atmosphere in the ground when the captain go to the
middle with the match referees to toss the coin during a world cup final. IT IS
A PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCE. To match or succeed that level of tension and
excitement we need something that also evaluates the skills of the captain
rather his luck.
• Born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) to Pan Singh and Devaki Devi on July 7, 1981.
• Sported long hair which he has now shortened, despite the then Pak President Pervez Musharraf wanting him not to do so!. He cut it because he wanted to look like his favourite film star John Abraham.
• Loves bikes. Has a Hummer to add to the four cars and 23 high-speed motorcycles already parked in his garage in Ranchi
• Endorses more than 20 brands form clothes to soft drinks.
• Is one of the highest income tax payers in last year
•Is a fan of Adam Gilchrist. His childhood idols were batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.
• Studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, in Ranchi. (Now the school is known as JVM, Shyamli). Apparently, Sakshi(His wife)studied in the same school too.
• Initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in these sports. Was a goalkeeper for his football …