To toss or not to toss? ICC may scrap tradition

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delan82's picture
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I've been watching the experiments with this in County Cricket. It's ok and get why they are doing it. Personally I prefer they are more severe on the pitch quality and anything that is doctored to suit the homeside

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Interesting move and wonder who will the happier teams. For example, all teams visiting Asia will be over the moon at not having the prospect of batting last on spinning tracks. Not sure if Asian teams visiting Eng or SA would really like the prospect of facing the home team pace attack on a fresh track!

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Interesting move and wonder who will the happier teams. For example, all teams visiting Asia will be over the moon at not having the prospect of batting last on spinning tracks. Not sure if Asian teams visiting Eng or SA would really like the prospect of facing the home team pace attack on a fresh track!

delan82's picture
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Stormy,
The way they did it in the County Championship is the visiting side got to pick. So if this was applied to Test cricket Asian sides unlikely to bat first in UK or SA unless really dry conditions as you have suggested

Sometimes bowling first might be a mistake...We have seen over the years numerous visiting sides (Asian and others) go to Brisbane see a tinge of green on the pitch, panic and bowl first only for it to backfire badly.

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