The English team’s striking style of cricket under coach Brendon McCullum is called “Bazball.” The word has been added to Collins English Dictionary for the year 2023.
The word Bazball is one of the 10 new words that have been added to the well-known book.
The phrase was made up after McCullum, better known as “Baz,” became England’s red-ball coach in May 2022. He used to be captain of New Zealand.
Since then, the phrase has been used a lot, especially during this year’s Ashes series, where England came back from being down 2-0 to tie the series at 2-2.
Bazball is a style of Test cricket in which the batting side tries to take the lead by playing in a very aggressive way. The dictionary defines it as a word.
Its source is written as “C21: after Brendon McCullum, known as Baz (born 1981), New Zealand cricketer and coach.”
It’s interesting that McCullum said last year, “I have no idea what “Bazball” is.” “That silly word that people keep using bothers me a lot.”
When asked about the word being added to the language, Australian cricketer Marnus Labuschagne said, “Oh man, that is garbage.” To be honest, I have no idea what that is. In a video added by cricket.com.au, he said, “I have no idea what you are talking about.”