How important is winning the toss?
When a team wins the toss, they choose how to start the game and base this decision on their strengths, giving them a distinct advantage in how the game begins.
In cricket, the captain who wins the toss decides whether to bat first or field first. Most cricket analysts claim that batting first is the best option because it allows teams to avoid having to bat last on a wicket, should it come to that.
But for Mumbai Indians, batting hasn’t always been the go-to choice. The second chart shows the decisions the team made when they won the toss i.e. how to play in the 1st inning. This may have to do with pitch conditions in India during the months the IPL is played.