Watch: Bat flip toss goes horribly wrong
The bat flip toss has been introduced by Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) and it started from this season.
The bat flip toss started from the first match of the tournament and for the first time, an error occurred during the toss between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers in the 9th match of the season.
Scorchers’ skipper Ashton Turner won the toss, but at the second attempt. The bat flip landed on the edge in between ‘roofs’ and ‘flats’, so a second toss was required. This time Scorchers won the toss and elected to bowl first.
BBL is widely known for bringing out new innovations and changes to the game of cricket. It was BBL, who first introduced the zings stumps that light up after being disturbed and now these stumps are used in almost all leagues in the world and most importantly, it is now used in the International cricket too.
When asked to the head of BBL Kim McConnie the reason behind this change, she said –
“For me, it’s a great moment which reflects what BBL is about. Some people don’t like change but I’d also challenge people to say when was the last time anyone watched the coin toss or really focused on it to a great extent?”
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 26, 2018
Perth Scorchers (Playing XI): Michael Klinger, Josh Inglis(w), William Bosisto, Ashton Turner(c), Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Agar, David Willey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff.