The toss needs to go

The traditional toss to see who bats and bowls at the start of a cricket match has been part of cricket since the game’s inception. However, in the interest of sustainable Test cricket it needs to be done away with, allowing the visiting captain to make this decision. The reason for such a radical change needs to be implemented to ensure that Test cricket once again becomes a contest around the cricketing world. Historically winning Test series away from home has always been difficult but recently it has almost become impossible due to the doctoring of wickets to suit the home team under the guise of home ground advantage. In recent years any sub-continent team touring South Africa has been bullied by having to play on green bouncy wickets that suit the South African pace attack. The recent tours by India and now Pakistan are evidence of these types of … Continue reading