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Finch’s struggles with coin toss all time

By AAP Newswire

Aaron Finch could join the West Indies' Darren Sammy as the unluckiest captain in World Cup history if he loses a sixth straight toss against Bangladesh.

Finch has lost his first five tosses of the tournament, with Australia still recovering to win four of those matches.

In the 44-year history of World Cups, only Sammy has ever lost six straight in the same tournament when he had no luck with the coin in 2011.

Ricky Ponting also lost four in a row for Australia in the 2003 tournament, which the Aussies went on to win.

"Maybe I should do the toss tomorrow," Australia's vice-captain Alex Carey joked.

"It's interesting, though. I think we've lost a lot of tosses, but we've played some pretty good cricket.

"So I guess in a tournament like this, although you want to win the toss, I don't think it matters too much in terms of the outcome.

"If we get sent in, we know it's going to be a good wicket; or if we're chasing, we know what we've got to chase."

Finch's losing run comes after Tim Paine became the unluckiest captain in Test history last summer, winning just two of his first nine tosses.

That left the wicketkeeper's strike-rate at just 22 per cent, the lowest of anyone to have captained eight or more matches.