put in


General English


  • verb (of the captain who wins the toss) to ask the opposing side to take first innings
    Citation ‘It has become commonplace in one-day cricket to put the other side in on winning the toss’ (Gordon Ross, Cricketer September 1984)
    Citation ‘Their captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq, part enabled their success by winning the toss and putting England in to bat, a decision that looked inspired by the end of the day’ (Derek Pringle, Daily Telegraph 18 August 2006)