Harsha Bhogle Hails Kane Williamson’s Luck: It is often said that captaincy in cricket is 99 % skill and 1% luck. Well, Kane Williamson has really got that luck factor heavily in his favour in the ongoing IPL 2022: this season, the Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper has won 9 out of 10 coin tosses!
The latest coin toss win for Kane Williamson came on Thursday, versus Delhi Capitals’ skipper Rishabh Pant at the Brabourne Stadium. Williamson won the toss and elected to field first, keeping the dew factor in mind.
Well, it wasn’t a surprise because Williamson has elected to field in all of his previous tosses wins this season, and all of SRH’s 5 wins in their first 9 matches have come chasing.
Renowned commentator Harsha Bhogle was left stunned looking at Williamson’s luck of winning 9 out of 10 coin tosses so far, labelling it as an “incredible” event. However, Harsha Bhogle also pointed out that while SRH have won all their 5 matches batting second, there has been a close to even split in teams winning the match by chasing.
“Williamson lucky with another toss! It is an incredible run. 9/10. But with dew getting lesser, the advantage of batting 2nd is minimised. It is a 26/23 win ratio batting 2nd,” Harsha Bhogle tweeted.
Williamson lucky with another toss! It is an incredible run. 9/10. But with dew getting lesser, the advantage of batting 2nd is minimised. It is a 26/23 win ratio batting 2nd
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 5, 2022
During this immensely fortunate coin toss runs of Williamson, fans promptly recalled that the Kiwi skipper has won some crucial tosses in his career: the 2019 World Cup semi-final vs India, final vs England; 2021 World Test Championship final vs India; 2021 T20 World Cup semi-final vs England.
Kane Williamson rung in three changes out of which two were forced: T Natarajan and Washington Sundar are injured while Marco Jansen has been dropped after a couple of expensive outings; Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal and Sean Abbott come in the eleven to make their SRH debuts.
Rishabh Pant and Delhi Capitals made four changes to their eleven: Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya make way for Anrich Nortje, Mandeep Singh, Ripal Patel and Khaleel Ahmed.