Daily Archives: 3 August 2010

Home team advantage

I hear a lot about how playing at home gives an undue advantage to the home team and away-wins should be rated higher. Although I want to see India win more tests away from home, I see no reason why away-wins should be rated higher. Seriously, what is the point of playing at home if you don’t make the pitches that suit the home team’s strengths? Every country does it – India, Sri Lanka, Australia, you name it. And if you are playing a home series and an away series against the same country, it basically evens it out.

To make things interesting though, I suggest that we do away with the toss altogether and let the visiting team decide what they want to do – i.e. whether they want to bat or bowl first.

Just a thought Smile