MS Dhoni's Toss Record

Nabeel (CA) (3288 Points)

01 January 2011  

when MS Dhoni took over as India's captain and World T20 2007 was won, most praised the Jharkhand lad but there were some raising negative thoughts as well, saying Dhoni is a lucky captain and his downfall is near as soon as rub of green stops going his way.. well, luck has certainly run out for wicket keeper cum captain as he's fast breaking record of most toss lost as captain (only one won in last ten) but is that really bothering Indian team? lets crunch some figures..

MS Dhoni's toss record as India's test captain
Total tests = 22 = 13 wins, 3 defeats, 9 draws.
Won the toss = 7 = 4 wins, no defeats, 3 draws.
Lost the toss = 16 = 9 wins, 3 defeats, 6 draws.

MS Dhoni's toss record as India's ODI captain
Total ODI = 88 = 50 wins, 31 defeats, 7 no results.
Won the toss = 42 = 24 wins, 13 defeats, 5 no results.
Lost the toss = 46 = 26 wins, 18 defeats, 2 no results.

MS Dhoni has lost 72 percent of toss in tests and 52 percent in one dayers. losing toss specially in tests must be a sad for Dhoni's bowling team mates but that shows Indian batsmen have done well in reaching targets in 4th innings.