Cricket - how much a game of toss

Tag cricket tips

I never understood how few of my friends knew the cards I had, in a compelling game called 29 we still play, whenever meet. Everytime they'll deal the cards - they know where the big pointers went, n what we've as opposition.

The similarity with cricket is, one captain gets to hold the coin - push it in air as much as he wants - at any rotation n angle, whereas other captain gets to pridict one of two possibilities. 2nd one has only 1 off 2 or 50% mathematical chance, but the one who deals Crickettosscoin.jpg(I mean tosses) can certainly do more than that.. agree??

Let it be. The fact is - cricket is also a game hugely depending upon the ground location from the sea (Humidity), wind strength, soil nature (Pitch) & moisture on the field (dew). along with rain reports, time of start (means D or D/N) and duration that match will be played for (means test, ODI or 20/20).

The Point is, quite a few cricket matches are hugely effected merely by who bats first, and who chases a total in the end. A good toss you win, and your teams starts with added advantage. You don't automatically win the match, but advantage belongs to you even before duece is played.

I've seen Indian captain Rahul Dravid hiding the coin whenever he tosses. another fact I must remind you that ICC keeps record of who had tossed the coin last time, and other one gets to do it in the next match of same series between two countries..

Another fact is, South African batsman Daryll Cullinan (does free lance commentary these days) came up with a view that 'there shouldn't be any toss' in a test series between two countries. Cullinan opinioned that all touring captains should be allowed to chose (either batting or bowling) and host will oblidge.. just because they are more equipped to face the adverse conditions.

Year was 1998 and yes, Cullinan's views were neglected by ICC.



Related Articles

OldTendulkarDRavid.jpg

Why are runners allowed in one day cricket?

Three batsman at the crease is a rare sight on a cricket field. It happens only when a batsman is physically injured and can't run for his own self.

Cricket rules allows one player from the team to run for the injured batsman, but looking at modern day
ThechaseIsOn.jpg

Art of sending 'home crowd' out of the game

He,who hesitates ~ loses the initiative. and in a game of two - initiative counts, if not decide.

Its a tough topic to handle, but I'll do my best. lets starts with an example.. you indulge into a conversation (with the person sitting next to you, at any
LoneCricketFanInMillion.jpg

Thank your handful fans, when on overseas tour

My memory goes back to October 2004 when Australian team came to India, calling the tour as 'final frontier'. They had won everywhere, beaten one n all, but somehow Team India had escaped the Aussie blitz in 2001 through Kolkatta win (Dravid-Laxman partnership) after following on..

Come October
SteveWaughCricketMastermind.jpg

A Steve Waugh trick ~ whole cricket world is using

Everybody knows Steve Waugh first made a name for himself when he struck 200 off 425 balls after batting 555 mins against mighty West Indies at Sabina Park (Jamaica) in that cricket defining 1994 series. if you didn't, now you do. I assure you its true. before that, the other Waugh
IrritateMeSaysShe.jpg

The art of irritating your opposition

Tie those shoes that bit longer, let your opponent come n wait for toss first and then wait some more..

The Idea is ~ to frustrate the man in against, to a point that his concentration turns to irritation. He might know you very well off the pitch, but