Call me crazy, but i'm tired of test matches being influenced by the toss.
Especially in places like India and England. Because of the whether .conditions in these countries, there is a clear advantage in choosing to bat first or bowl first.
This shouldn't be the case.
I would say, to even out the impact of the toss, ICC should consider some innovative measures.
In football the toss is largely irrelevant, but the winner can either choose to start the kick off or pick the goal that they want to attack (I think). So there is something to choose for both the winner and the loser. Is it not possible to have something like that in Cricket.
How about the toss-winner being able to choose either the innings order or a choice of ball?
For example English like to play with the Duke ball, Indians the SG ball and the Aussies the Kookaburra ball etc.In each test they should nominate two types of balls that can be chosen. If the toss winner decides the batting order, then the loser can level the effect of the toss a bit by choosing the ball.
Does this make sense?