Australian star batsman Steven Smith finds the new adaptation of the England Test team, “Bazball” quite entertaining but also has doubts how much this mode will be sustainable.
England Test cricket has entered into a new era under Coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes. And they have put the attacking mindset within the team which has become famous as the name “Bazball”. The term Bazball came from Brendon McCullum’s nickname Bazz.
With this attacking mode of play, England has clean swept the Black Caps by a 3-0 margin and defeated India in the all-important test match at Edgbaston and managed to level the series by 2-2.
Australian batsman Steve Smith stated that he had watched some parts of the match and he found the mindset quite entertaining. But he was intrigued to see how long it lasts if it’s sustainable. He added that he wants to see when they would play on the grassy pitch against Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, and Mitchell Starc , whether the English batters could show the same approach or not.
Smith also talked about the rivalry between him and Joe Root, he was quick to remind that Root has played 35 more games than him when he was told Root has 11 centuries since the last 1 year.
The Australian team is currently having an away series in Sri Lanka. After having a hard-fought T20 and ODI series the visitors smashed a huge win over the Sri Lankans by 10 wickets in the 1st Test match.