We don’t really have team meetings anymore.- Joe Root on the ‘Bazball’ effect on English cricket.
Joe Root on the ‘Bazball’ effect on English cricket
Joe Root is an English international cricketer who now represents the English cricket team and has led the Test side.
He also plays for Yorkshire in English domestic cricket. Root is now the leading active batsman in terms of runs scored, as well as the seventh most in Test cricket history.
Veteran England batter Joe Root said that one of the most significant improvements brought about by the ‘Bazball’ mentality in their Test team was the openness with which they treated team meetings.
Root said that England no longer has genuine professional meetings and instead relies on casual chats when players gather for a meal or coffee.
Joe Root spoke with Jio Cinema about the Bazball culture and the effects it has brought.
Root feels that the players’ ability to spend time together and embrace each moment allows them to have open and honest talks when necessary.
Joe Root is committed to the Bazball method, regardless of the result
England pulled off a remarkable victory against India in Hyderabad but were unable to replicate the miracle in Visakhapatnam, where the hosts leveled the Test series with a 106-run triumph.
However, Joe Root recalled the one-off Test against India in Edgbaston in 2022, when England used their Bazball tactic to chase down a total of 378.
He maintained that the visitors will continue to play the same style regardless of the outcome and stated.
Joe Root has struggled in the Test series, scoring only 52 runs in four innings.
Several cricket experts have questioned Root’s reckless slog against Ravichandran Ashwin, which resulted in his dismissal in Visakhapatnam.
It would be intriguing to watch how the former England captain recovers.
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