Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum
Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum (Picture by Stu Forster/Getty Pictures)

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has opened up on the well-known ‘Bazball’ strategy, saying that England’s new technique in Check cricket won’t be sustainable in the long term. The time period Bazball is in reference to the Three Lions’ new red-ball strategy ever since coach Brendon McCullum and star all-rounder Ben Stokes have been on the helm of affairs.

Ashwin was not part of the taking part in XI for the rescheduled fifth Check match towards England earlier this month. Previous to that, the senior spinner had examined COVID-19 constructive earlier than the crew’s departure to England on account of which he couldn’t journey with the Indian Check crew. The 35-year-old, subsequently, joined the squad in Leicester forward of the warm-up sport towards Leicestershire.

I feel we should be cautious about this model of cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin

“It was wonderful to look at, however as a bowler, it’s fairly scary to suppose the place the sport is headed. I positively suppose the ball and the pitches have a task to play in how England are taking part in, allowing a sure model of cricket,” stated R Ashwin on the Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Membership podcast.

“I feel we should be cautious about this model of cricket being the best way ahead. Check cricket has been the identical for lots of of years and there might be video games and sequence which might be performed like that. Whether or not it’s the identical model of cricket you play all alongside could be very debatable,” he added.

The Bazball strategy has paid off rather well within the final couple of months, with England blanking the reigning World Check Champions New Zealand 3-0 after which happening to register a thumping seven-wicket win over India within the rescheduled Check match.

The Three Lions have yet one more probability to proceed their splendid run as they get set to host South Africa for 3 Check matches beginning August 17. Nonetheless, McCullum’s and Stokes’ actual character might be put to check once they go to Pakistan for 3 Checks in November-December this yr.