Ravichandran Ashwin Opens Up On England’s Bazball Approach
By SMCS - Dec 9, 2022 12:55 pm
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Team India’s experienced spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has praised the England team for producing a stunning result in the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi on a wicket that didn’t offer anything to the bowlers. However, England won it convincingly and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series as well. However, England took an ultra-aggressive approach where they posted 507 runs in just 75 overs on Day 1.

England team
England team

While speaking on his YouTube channel, Ravichandran Ashwin said, “Michael Atherton has said that they will play like this everywhere. During the Test match, Bazid Khan said that England had nothing to lose from this Test match as they are not in contention for the WTC final to which Atherton replied that McCullum and Ben Stokes has decided that is going to be their approach going forward.”

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“In fact, no matter how the pitch is, it looked like they will play this way and take the pitch out of the equation. That what England exactly did. Looking forward to seeing more of Bazball. We will see how Bazball goes and in what approach it goes because in this Test match, England scored 921 runs in 137 overs at 6.7 RPO. Can you believe it?,” he continued.


While Ravichandran Ashwin said that this approach suits England, he is still not sure whether it will be helpful in every condition.

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“They are playing the way that would suit them using the marketability and stuff. But until this Test, they largely played on home soil. But this game was played in Pakistan and to produce thus result here has impressed many people. Many people are saying that this is the way Test cricket should be played. But as far as I am concerned, can they consistently do that in every country they tour? Say South Africa, Australia, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,” Ravichandran Ashwin concluded.