After dropping the first two Test matches, England fought valiantly to tie the Ashes series at two games each. Even though they were unable to win back the urn, the cricket community praised their perseverance and willingness to take on the World Test Champions Australia, who currently possess what is arguably the best bowling attack in the world.
Since Brendon McCullum took over as head coach and teamed up with captain Ben Stokes, England’s playing strategy has been like a breath of new air to the game’s most fundamental rules. Some of the strongest bowling attacks in the world have been deflated by their “Bazball” ruse. The methodical lunacy that Bazball brings with it has been witnessed by teams like New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa.
When Stokes’ team travels to India to play in a five-match Test series in early 2024, Nasser Hussain believes the famous Bazball technique is poised for an intriguing battle. The English hitters’ aggressive batting approach hasn’t been tried on surfaces like those that might be available during the trip, so the spin-friendly conditions in India will present a new challenge.
It is Bazball’s upcoming exam. They declared that Bazball will be used against one side before moving on to the next. After that, they travelled to Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand. India is the next opponent, and everyone is aware that playing in India presents one of the toughest difficulties in Test match cricket, according to Nasser on The ICC Review.
Spin is up against Bazball. This matchup between Bazball and Ravi Ashwin, (Ravindra) Jadeja, and Axar Patel is going to be exciting, he continued.
James Anderson is essential for the next India tour, according to Nasser Hussain.
After the fifth Ashes Test, Anderson’s longtime buddy and new-ball partner Stuart Broad announced his retirement. Chris Woakes has not been enthusiastic about playing Tests away from home, despite the fact that he won England’s Player of the Series award for his all-around performance during the Ashes. Nasser Hussain believes that if Anderson doesn’t change his mind, it will be up to him to use all of his experience to play a significant role in India.
“I believe that, particularly with (Stuart) Broad travelling, I would like that experience (in India). Chris Woakes has admitted he isn’t as excited about travelling as he once was, and his record there isn’t terrific either, Nasser said.
We’ll see; Woakes might have second thoughts. There have been numerous mental shifts recently. You will need someone with Jimmy Anderson’s experience if you don’t have Woakes and Broad, though.