Always believed in our cricket runs on the board is always better. Don’t believe it’s a massive factor though."Bat first" was more of a turf cricket motto back in the days when cricket was played on uncovered wickets. Makes little difference to our comp.
Win the toss and bat.So going back the last 15 years of GF results between BS and MS, I count, batting first;
BS - 9 losses, 5 wins, 1 no result
MS - 6 losses, 8 wins, 1 no result
15 losses, 13 wins and 2 no result grand finals in recent history between them for teams that bat first. I'm calling that difference between results insignificant, thus it does not matter if you bat or bowl first.
Still irrelevant. Of the 28 times a team has won the toss and batted in the last 15 years, its 13 wins and 13 losses with 2 no results. 2 times a team has won the loss and fielded they have lost.Win the toss and bat.
Yes we don't live in a perfect world and it doesn't always go to plan and get taken advantage of.
In footy, would you win the toss and kick with the wind or kick into it?
For me it brings a weak mindset. Rather win the toss, bat and lose than win the toss, bowl and lose.
Please get some sun and stay outdoors for a bitStill irrelevant. Of the 28 times a team has won the toss and batted in the last 15 years, its 13 wins and 13 losses with 2 no results. 2 times a team has won the loss and fielded they have lost.
Oddly enough you might be a slight favourite if you actually lose the toss.