Ever since the T20 World Cup has started, there are only two things that the captains of the teams are worried about. How to win the toss, if you win the toss then it is still fine. But if they lose the toss, then the dew gives them a bigger worry than losing the toss.
If we look at the Super 12 matches, it has happened 9 out of 10 times that the team that has won the toss has also won the match in the end. It happened only in Bangladesh vs England match that Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat and eventually lost the match by 8 wickets.
In yesterday’s match also Australia won the toss and elected to bowl and finally won the match by 7 wickets. Now it’s almost a template. Win the toss, take the bowling and finally walk out of the field as the winning team.
Teams are taking bowling after winning the toss
Most of the teams are winning the toss and prefer to bowl. 8 times such teams have also won the match. Apart from this, Afghanistan has been the only team that has won the toss and batted and has been successful in winning the match.
All this is happening because of dew
Actually the reason behind all this is the presence of dew on the field. This time the weather in UAE is 25 to 30 degrees and dew is present in the evening. This makes it very difficult to bowl. Due to the dew, the players of the fielding team also see towels later. He is also seen wiping it in between. But still the ball slips in such a situation.
However, in some matches that have been played in the light of day, the team that decides to bowl first has won. In the very first match of Super 12, Australia defeated South Africa by 5 wickets. At the same time, Sri Lanka had also defeated Bangladesh before the Indo-Pak match on Sunday.
Not only this, Bangladesh has also won the toss and decided to bowl in the match between Bangladesh and West Indies. Till the time of writing the news, this match of West Indies is also in poor condition and they have lost 3 wickets for 38 runs. It shouldn’t be a surprise if Bangladesh wins this match to knock West Indies out of the tournament.
Both the teams are entering the playing XI in this match with two changes each. Bangladesh have given chances to Soumya Sarkar and Taskin Ahmed while West Indies have given chances to Roston Chase and Jason Holder.
Now whether the winner of semi-final and final will be decided only by toss
This is just the beginning, even in the coming matches, the captain who wins the toss may appear in the dugout as if the match has been won. Because as November approaches, dew is also sure to increase. The toss can make a big difference in the outcome of the match in the semi-finals and the final as well. But this is not true for cricket.
The importance of the toss should be as to who will bat first and who will bat later. But the pitch in UAE is so slow that it is very difficult to score runs in the first innings. It is also seen for some time during the second innings but as soon as the dew comes, the pitch becomes a batsman’s paradise.