India to be the next test for England’s ‘Bazball’, says Nasser Hussain

India to be the next test for england's 'bazball', says nasser hussain0

Nasser Hussain, the captain of England, feels that the country’s extremely entertaining “Bazball” strategy would be put to the test when the team goes to India the following year to compete in a five-match Test series there.

England’s result-oriented approach to Test cricket once again delighted spectators as the team overcame a 2-0 deficit to tie the Ashes series against Australia at 2-2. This time, coach Brendon “Baz” McCullum and captain Ben Stokes were responsible for leading the charge.

They would find circumstances that are far more favorable to spin bowling in India, a country where England suffered a 3-1 defeat on their last trip in 2021 when Joe Root was serving as captain.

Hussain, who was born in Chennai, mentioned this during the most recent session of the ICC Review. “It’s the next test for Bazball,” he remarked.

“The next challenge is India, and everyone knows that playing India in India is one of the toughest challenges in Test match cricket,” he said.

In recent years, India has not been shy about milking their home edge by bringing out rank turners and unleashing their cunning spinners who have consistently tortured the visiting batsmen. In addition, India has not shied away from milking their home advantage by putting out rank turners.

It’s a battle of Bazball against spin. Hussain predicted that the match between Bazball and Ravi Ashwin, (Ravindra) Jadeja, and Axar Patel will be riveting.

Zak Crawley has become synonymous with England’s swashbuckling batting style, and the opener has said that the next series in India would provide a “amazing opportunity” to evaluate their approach.

After the fifth and final Ashes test, the opening batsman, who scored 67 runs over the course of four innings during the 2021 tour, said, “I don’t really know much about their grounds.”

“Sometimes in India it seams and swings a bit, and they’ve got unbelievable seamers, so hopefully there are a couple of pitches there that are like that as well, and that will suit us a bit more. There are a lot of seamers in that country.”

But if it’s spin, I think we play spin extremely well as a team as well. We’ll simply have to adjust our strategies and see what happens.

On January 29th, the first test match will get underway in Hyderabad. The remaining matches will take place at Vizag, Ranchi, Rajkot, and Dharamsala, respectively.

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