Have you hear of a stand-in coin tosser? Australia captain Meg Lanning just introduced one

Australia captain Meg Lanning pulled a rabbit out of the hat when she asked wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy to accompany her to the field for the toss at the North Sydney Oval on Sunday when the hosts took on Sri Lanka in the first T20I.

With a horrific record with the coin toss, Lanning got Healy at the ground for the toss to try her luck. Earlier this month, when the Aussies toured West Indies, Lanning managed just to win just the solitary toss.

At the time of the toss here on Sunday, there was Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy and Sri Lanka captain Chamari Atapaththu. Healy flipped the coin and won the toss for Lanning. We have heard of a stand-in captain but seldom has anyone heard of stand-in tosser. Alyssa Healy was the stand-in tosser during the first T20I, courtesy Meg Lanning’s poor run with the coin toss.

 

Juili Ballal

(Juili has represented Mumbai Women’s Team, she is an IIT’ian while also does Cricket Journalism)