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Ganguly's dubious distinction

Rajneesh Gupta | November 28, 2004 16:53 IST

By losing the toss in the second Test against South Africa at Kolkata on Sunday, Sourav Ganguly became the Indian captain with most toss losses against his name.

It was the 26th occasion that Ganguly lost a toss in 42 Tests he has captained India. He was previously level with Sunil Gavaskar with 25 toss losses.

The accompanying table lists Indian captains with most toss losses:

Ganguly, SC42162638.09
Gavaskar, SM47222546.81
Pataudi (Nawab of) jr40202050.00
Kapil Dev, N34151944.12
Azharuddin, M47291861.70
Amarnath, L1541126.67
Tendulkar, SR25151060.00

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Sub: Toss can be crucial but winning the match is vital

At times, toss can be very crucial if the pitch is not able to hold itself for 5 days as the spinners will rule the ...

Posted by Sajeev

Sub: Wining Toss

Well .. how about the visiting captain always "wins" the toss in a test match. That would do away with doctored pitches tooo .. not ...

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Sub: Toss Gamble

Hello!This is Mastanvali Patan fro Hyderabad.I would like to share with all the cricket loving fans that since TOSS is the crucial event in a ...

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I feel cricket should adopt a policy where in a test series, only the first game's start should be decided by the toss.. thereafter each ...

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Sub: Dubious Indeed !!

Only Azhar and Tendulkar won more tosses than they lost ! Their winning, ironically, was confined to tossed only and alas, not too many matches ...

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