Newshub18 :Smith’s threat to England.
There is a lot of fuss about England’s ‘Buzzball’ theory. England are changing the definition of Test cricket with this philosophy of Test coach Brandon McCullum and the aggression of captain Ben Stokes. Playing Test cricket like in ODIs, England cricketers have now started to think of themselves as ‘Rockstars’! Eminent Rockstar Elvis Presley’s two-fingered posture after scoring a century in the Edgbaston Test against India.
The word ‘impossible’ is no longer in the air. Everything is possible for them now. After New Zealand, India has felt it in Edgbaston. England will play three more Tests against South Africa this summer. Whatever the opponent’s condition, it is clear that England will play offensive cricket.
This revolutionary change in England is being witnessed in Sri Lanka by arch-rival Australia. Pat Cummins will play the Ashes in England next year. The issue of the new England therefore came to the fore as expected. Before the second Test against Sri Lanka, the team’s veteran batsman Steve Smith was asked about England’s new strategy.
Smith found England’s batting quite enjoyable, saying, “I’ve seen something. They are playing a lot of shots. It’s very enjoyable. A cricketer like Alex Lees, who is not settled on the wicket, is also coming out of the crease and playing. ‘
But Smith has a question in mind about how long the new style of cricket in England lasts, “Waiting to see how long it lasts.” If you play on a wicket where there is grass, Jos Hazlewood, Cummins, Starc will bowl, will they still bat the same way? Then we will see how the game goes. ‘
England run-scorer Joe Root has surpassed Smith in the number of Test centuries by scoring a century in Edgbaston. In Test cricket, Smith has scored 28 centuries and Root has scored 27. Asked about the run-up to the two, Smith said, “He’s a very good cricketer. And it looks like it’s very difficult to get him out right now. ‘
This is about the eternal rival England. Australia’s main goal at the moment is to beat Sri Lanka in the last match of the series. In the first Test, the visitors, like England, put pressure on the Lankans by batting at four-and-a-half runs. The second Test, which starts next Friday, will also see aggressive Australia, Smith said.
Smith’s analysis, ‘We ran at a good pace in the first Test. If you don’t run, you’ll be out for a while. It’s just that we caught them before they caught us.