Winning of the Toss in Cricket

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Mar 02, 2020, 09:02

Du Plessis had a long list of games where he consistently lost the tosses in all formats o the game.   In tests suck toss losses were a joke in bad taste - he lost all three tosses making in 7 tests in a row where he lost the toss.

In the last five matches where De Kock was responsible  for tossing the coin he won the toss 4 times out of 5 tosses made.

Because of the idea that the toss would have a 50:50 chance of being called correctly in his favour, the Du Plessis scenario was indeed mystifying.   I could not understand how the opposing captains could get he calls correctly in their favour continuously - so I started looking carefully at why it happened.  

What I did find out in looking carefully at the tosses I noticed two things in Du Plessis in making tosses and those were - 

*   that it is traditional that the captain making the toss show the opposing captain the coin before he made the toss and the opposing captain could see which side of the coin is on top; and

*    that in the case of Du Plessis tossing the ball the coin did not go very high in the air and there was no spinning of the coin in the air. 

That may have been the reason why the opposing captains were consistently able to  call the toss in their favour, but when I remarked on that observation on site some members went on all-out attack.   Mozart went ballistic as well.

I have watched the coin tossing of De Kock and noticed that the coin went higher in the air and in the process spun in the  air and the captains calling the toss lost more calls than they won.   It became a guess which side the coin would end up in.   

All I could conclude is that in the case of the Du Plessis coin tosses the calling captains knew nearly all the time the way the tosses would end up as, while in the case of De Kock they did not,             



Mar 02, 2020, 09:35

Ou Maaik, the post above is ridiculously stupid even by your ridiculously stupid standards.

Mar 02, 2020, 10:36


Since you are so wise please give a real explanation why Du Plessis's tosses  continuously went in favour of the opposing teams.  

Mar 02, 2020, 10:44

Ou Maaik, the spinning of a coin is always a 50/50 but if you spin the same coin often enough, you will get sequences of 6 or 7 consecutive heads or tails. That's all it is. Random chance. There is no skill or art to tossing a coin, Faf was just on the wrong side of one of those sequences. Nothing sinister about it and to blame him for it is just plain stupid. There is no other word for it.

Mar 02, 2020, 11:12

So a 50:50 chance turn into a 95:5 chance by accident?   

Mar 02, 2020, 11:54

Well, for starters a 95:5 ratio would equate to 19 consecutive losses - which is more completely ignorant and downright stupid bluster on your part - but the other thing one can take from your idiotic response is that you didn't understand a single thing I said . . . so you go ahead and believe it's all about how high the coin was tossed or whether the coin was shown or not, there's no point debating this with an idiot who wouldn't understand reason if it slapped him through the face.

Mar 02, 2020, 12:37

I had to toss a coin yesterday to decide if I needed another ice cold draught or not

It took 7 tosses to give me the affirmative answer

Just my 2 cents :D

Mar 02, 2020, 15:40

So QDK is a better tosser than Faf?

Mar 02, 2020, 15:46

I’m also wondering, is this the reason why Ou Maaikie is such a huge fan of QDK? 

A Tosser

someone who tosses off - another name for a Wanker (one who suffers from chronic masturbation)
You Tosser - (You Wanker
A Tosser - (A Wanker)

Mar 02, 2020, 15:53

"So QDK is a better tosser than Faf?"

Sounds like Faf needs to visit Cliques and buy some specialist equipment.

Mar 03, 2020, 00:13

The last 7 horses I backed for a win didn't run a place, I'll know better next time to flip a coin.

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