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canada goose uk outlet Since the beginning of 2010, teams batting first have won 91 Tests and lost 80, which is a win loss ratio of 1.14; in the 2000s it was canada goose outlet us 0.83 (159 wins, 191 defeats), which means batting first has certainly become a more profitable option in this decade, by about canada goose uk site 37%. However, there isn’t any clear pattern in the earlier decades; quite the opposite, canada goose outlet toronto factory in fact the wins and losses for teams batting first were just about even in the 1990s, much worse in the 1980s, and much better in the 1970s. Overall, during this period, the ratio almost even 0.96. canada goose uk outlet

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cheap Canada Goose The other set of numbers which are surprising are the win loss ratios in India. You’d expect teams batting first to do well here, but since 2009 they have a miserable 5 15 win loss record. A canada goose outlet closer look at those results reveals that visiting teams were often the canada goose outlet miami ones batting first in those matches, and India were good enough to win in their home conditions despite not batting first. In 25 Tests in India during this period, visiting teams have batted first 17 times, with 13 defeats, three draws, and only one win by South Africa in Nagpur in 2010. India, on the other hand, have won four and lost two when batting first, with the other two Tests canada goose outlet online uk being draws. cheap Canada Goose

Canada Goose Parka England, on the other hand, are buy canada goose uk 19 3 when batting first at home since 2009, but only 7 5 when fielding first; overseas teams are 6 8 when batting first, and 4 20 when fielding first Canada Goose Parka.

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