What is Bazball Cricketing Style? Everything you need to know about the attacking style of cricket: Bazball cricket is being discussed a lot in the ongoing fifth test match between England and India. Earlier, something similar was seen during England’s Test series against New Zealand. Although everyone has heard this term, many do not know what it is and why it is being used.
Bazball is a term coined by former New Zealand player and current England coach Brendon McCullum. It is used to play cricket while attacking the opposition team. When a player goes to score runs only while attacking, it is called Baseball cricket.
ENG vs IND: What is Bazball Cricketing Style?
This type of game is being seen by the England team with the bat of Jonny Bairstow. In the Test series against New Zealand, he scored two centuries while batting like this. In the first innings of the match against India, Bairstow adopted the same method after playing slow in the beginning and gave strength to the England team while batting fast.
The tradition of fast batting can be seen developing in Test cricket. Rishabh Pant also batted in a similar fashion in the fifth Test against England. Pant played an innings of 146 runs off 111 balls. Pant was instrumental in taking Team India to a strong score. Ravindra Jadeja also supported him. Jadeja scored a century.
Jonny Bairstow scored two centuries during the Test series against New Zealand with stormy batting. Apart from this, once, he also scored an unbeaten half-century.
ENG vs IND Squad
England (ENG) Squad
Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings (wk), Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (wk), Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Joe Root
India (IND) Squad
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Srikar Bharat (wk)