Evening Standard – The ICC chose to keep the coin-toss in Test cricket this year but that has not stopped Allan Border becoming the latest legend of the sport to demand it is scrapped.

Summary

  • The ICC chose to keep the coin-toss in Test cricket this year but that has not stopped Allan Border becoming the latest legend of the sport to demand it is scrapped.
  • The former Australia captain has joined the likes of Sir Ian Botham, Ricky Ponting and current South Africa captain Faf du Plessis to argue the toss should be abolished, in favour of the away side choosing whether to bat or bowl.
  • Border believes there should be a 12-month trial of playing Tests without a toss.
  • Despite a maiden century from Theunis de Bruyn, South Africa were the latest team to lose away as they were thrashed by Sri Lanka in a series dominated by spin.
  • Sri Lanka won both tosses and batted first before their spinner ran through South Africa.


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