Yashprit Bumrah is excited about the India-England Test series, Stokes’ warning to us if England plays ‘buzzball’. He has not paid the tax for going to the field. He is also reluctant to give importance to Ben Stokes’ ‘buzzball’ cricket. Bumrah claims in a tone of caution, that England’s aggressive cricket will give an advantage to the Indian team.
What is England’s ‘Bazball’ Cricket?
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Since Brendan McCullum took over as coach, England has embraced an aggressive style of play known as ‘Bazball.’ This nickname, coined due to McCullum’s aggressive cricket approach has defined England’s Test strategy. Despite caution from other teams against the formidable Ben Stokes, Bumrah remains unperturbed, suggesting that England’s aggressive play might just open up opportunities for India to secure wickets.
Advantage of Aggression:
The 30-year-old fast bowler feels there is nothing to fear. According to Bumrah, the more aggressive cricket England plays on the Indian pitch, the more India’s chances of getting wickets will increase. Bumrah said, “I don’t think much about the ‘Bazball’. Although they are getting success in the field. Trying to corner the opponent by playing aggressive cricket.
Showed the world that Test cricket can be played in another way.” Are you not worried about the strategy of England? “As a bowler, it seems that this strategy of theirs will keep me in the game,” said Bumrah in a somewhat alarming tone. They can’t tire me out by playing aggressively or trying to score quick runs. I can also benefit. Can get wickets. I am thinking about how they can take advantage of this cricket. Admiring England’s aggressive cricket, one bowler will get a chance to stay in the game.”
Old Rivalry Revisited by Bumrah
Bumrah mentioned his old rivalry in the context of the India-England Test series. He spoke about Lord’s Test 2021. Bumrah bowled a 10-ball over against James Anderson. In that context, the vice-captain of the Indian team said, “I was a bit tired at that time. England had one wicket left to fall. So I was trying to ball as loud as possible. I went to Anderson in the middle of the over and asked, ‘Are you okay?’ Didn’t get a very good response. He was a little younger then. Trying to be a better person now.
That incident was not taken very well. had an impact on the team. Anderson was a little angry. But we also had a good fight.” Bumrah has no regrets for that. According to him, this is what happens in stressful situations on the field of play. They do not affect players.
Anderson Deserves Credit:
Expressing admiration for England’s seasoned fast bowler, James Anderson, Bumrah highlighted the veteran’s passion for the game at the age of 41. He stated, “Anderson has a lot of credit. Honestly, I have followed him since childhood. Still playing at the age of 41. Still, his passion for cricket and hunger for success is worth watching. Ball technique can be learned. Skill can be acquired by practice. But to continue playing at this age is great.”
Q1: Are you not worried about England’s aggressive strategy?
Bumrah: “As a bowler, it seems that this strategy of theirs will keep me in the game. They can’t tire me out by playing aggressively or trying to score quick runs. I can also benefit. Can get wickets. I am thinking how they can take advantage of this cricket.”
Q2: Do you think England’s ‘Thunderball’ strategy will work against you?
Bumrah: “I admire England’s aggressive cricket. One bowler will get a chance to stay in the game.”
In conclusion, Yashprit Bumrah stands poised and ready for the upcoming India-England Test series, brushing aside concerns and focusing on turning England’s aggression to India’s advantage. The cricket world eagerly awaits the clash of titans on the field, with Bumrah‘s confidence adding an intriguing layer to the narrative.