The former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist is the latest to step in the red-hot debate of scrapping the coin toss in the Test cricket. Despite the calls from legendary Allan Border and South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, Adam Gilchrist is in no favour of discarding the toss.
Gilchrist feels that scrapping toss will not bring a major effect in the result of the game. He added we are in wrong ere where the teams are finding it difficult to beat the oppositions in overseas conditions.
Australia and England won seven out of nine tosses in India still they lost: Adam Gilchrist
The classy southpaw went on to take England and Australia’s tour to India as an example.
Giving a statistical explanation, Gilchrist added Australia and England won seven out of nine tosses in their previous tour to India.
Despite winning the as many tosses, India came out on top to seal the games. Much of the same, Gilchrist feels that Sri Lanka are pretty good at their home conditions who knocked out Faf du Plessis-led South Africa to seal 2-match Test series this month (July).
“I think we’re just going through a phase where teams aren’t as good overseas and then it goes in fits and spurts. Another era will turn up and dominate overseas. I just think; do we have to change everything about history?”Gilchrist told The BackPageLive.
“Australia and England on their last tours to India – out of eight (nine) Test matches, six (seven) tosses were won by the touring team and as you do in India you bat first, and they both lost three out of the four games. Sri Lanka play their home conditions well. We’ve got to not worry about that and sharpen up on better upskilling and go over there and be better in those conditions,” Gilchrist added to his lines.
However, as Gilchrist said, scrapping the coin toss doesn’t bring any impact in the Test cricket.
In fact, the scrapping of the toss will result in the loss of a beautiful sight where captains of either team give their explanation of their plans and playing XI.