Faf du Plessis calls for change in toss system in Test cricket

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis thinks that the removal of toss system in Test cricket will help the away teams to get the same opportunities as the home team.


Plessis said that when speaking about his team’s dismal performance against India some weeks ago. South Africa lost the series by 3-0 against India in which two losses were occurred by an innings. Plessis blamed the toss for their poor performance in India.

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“Every Test match, they bat first, they score 500, they declare when it’s dark, they get three wickets when it’s dark and when day three begins, you’re under pressure,” du Plessis said.

“It was like copy and paste in every Test match.”

The 35-year old Plessis lost the toss against Indian skipper Virat Kohli in each of the three Tests. Even he tried to bring his luck by sending “proxy captain” Temba Bavuma for the toss in the third and final test but that didn’t change the fate of the Proteas as Bavuma also lost the toss and they had to field first.

“(If there is no toss) at that point away groups will have a better possibility. In South Africa, I wouldn’t fret that. We bat on green tops at any rate,” Plessis said.



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