Are you bored of watching the regular coin flip at the toss time and want some innovative idea to replace that. Well, your wish has just come true as Australia’s KFC Big Bash T20 league has got a new method on board.
Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) has adopted the “bat flip” method instead of coin toss to decide which team gets the chance to call. In the ongoing 9th season of the league, the method is being followed. The idea is quite unique and is the first time this is seen in a professional cricket match. However, this is not the first time that it is happening in BBL.
BBL break the 141-year-old coin toss tradition last year when it got the “bat flip” on board. During the “bat flip” the visiting team captain gets a chance to call for either hills or flats to win the bat flip.
The reason for bringing this change was to “reflect what BBL is about”, said Kim McConnie, the head of the league. Kim further said, ” 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?”
BBL is Australia’s coveted men’s T20 tournament much like India’s IPL and is played during the months of December-February. Currently, the 9th season of BBL is going on which kicked off on 17th December and would end on 8th February 2020.