Mark Boucher
Mark Boucher. (Photograph by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

South African head coach Mark Boucher reckons that England’s new strategy to play Take a look at cricket isn’t a surprise and believes will probably be the way in which red-ball cricket goes to be performed. England, below the brand new administration of Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, completely dominated New Zealand within the three-match Take a look at collection final month. They managed to chase down a 275-plus run goal in all three matches with ease and at a powerful strike price. England additionally received the rescheduled fifth Take a look at match in opposition to India after efficiently chasing the report 378-run goal.

However all these 4 wins got here at dwelling and England needed to bowl first. Boucher has identified that there will probably be occasions when the situations received’t enable them to play with this new method. South Africa are scheduled to face high-flying England within the three-match Take a look at collection subsequent month and Boucher thinks they’re prepared for this Take a look at.

“It’s in all probability the way in which that red-ball cricket goes. If you happen to take a look at the introduction of T20 cricket, the run charges have elevated in red-ball cricket. There are going to be occasions when the situations don’t will let you play that means but when the situations will let you play that means. I’m positive that you simply’re going to see batting line-ups attempt to put bowlers below stress,” Mark Boucher mentioned on ESPNCricinfo.

“The situations have allowed for England to play that means. That’s nearly being sensible and assessing situations on the day. If you happen to see a second to essentially put the hammer down, we’ve seen the way it can repay, as England have proven us. I do assume Take a look at cricket goes that means.”

Brendon McCullum wished to have this actually aggressive fashion of play: Mark Boucher

England’s total run price of 4.54 in opposition to New Zealand was the brand new world report for the best run price in a Take a look at collection consisting of three or extra matches. This new fashion of play is termed Bazball from the English media, after McCullum’s nickname ‘Baz’. Boucher has revealed that McCullum all the time wished an aggressive fashion of play from the gamers and it’s actually thrilling to observe.

“We all know how Brendon performed and we’ve heard the conversations round him when he was coach of KKR [Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL] as properly that he wished to have this actually aggressive fashion of play. It’s thrilling to observe. I watched quite a lot of these video games and England did rather well,” he added.