One of the oldest traditions in cricket and of course in online cricket games is toss. A toss decides who will first bat and who will take the fielding. This tradition was first in the rule book of cricket published in 1744. And toss carried out with a piece of money.
The practice got changed in 1774 when this benefit of selecting the pitch and batting first was given to the touring team. Later from the year 1809, the recent day practice of whether to bat first or to field has been left to the selection of the captain winning the toss. In cricket, toss is used to take a stance about which team will bat first and which team will bowl first. Obviously this tossing the coin system also helps in playing daily fantasy cricket for the online cricket game users.
The coin used for toss may be any type, as long as it has two distinct sides. One is head and another is tail, with a portrait on one side. It is actually constructed from nickel or perhaps alloyed metal coin which is used all over the world. During any fantasy games cricket series on the new app of 11wickets app , there is generally currency of the home team is publicized on coin.
Here are a few of the unique coins found in the history of fantasy cricket which can be known as special coin.
Exclusively minted coin for India and South Africa matches
For the celebration of the 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, BCCI designed an exclusively minted coin with the pictures of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela as Heads as well as the words Freedom Series as Tails. This coin is used during the time of the toss in every India and South Africa match.
Coin intended for Sachin Tendulkar’s 199th Test Match
In Sachin’s second last Test match that was played at Eden Gardens at Kolkata, a unique 10 gram gold coin was launched by the Cricket Association of Bengal which had Sachin Tendulkar’s picture as Heads with ‘Eden Garden CAB Kolkata, 6th November 2013’ imprinted on the Tails side.
Coin used for Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test Match
Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test match saw an exceptional gold coin being used for the toss. The coin got the picture of Sachin Tendulkar’s face embossed together with the words “SRT 200” on one side and the MCA logo on the reverse side. This coin was passed over to Tendulkar as a memento when he bid adieu to the game of cricket.
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