If your country had to follow the Bazball philosophy in Test cricket, what would the make up of your Test XI look like ? Would there be any changes or would it be the same players just scoring quicker ?
Haha Guptill probably does look at Crawley and wonder what might have been. He spent so long trying to bat 'properly' because he was playing for a struggling team with a national obsession for showing fight. Bloke should have just yolo'd it on the verrrry placid 2008-2014 home decks. No way would coaches like John Wright or Mark Greatbatch have had a bar of it though.New Zealand probably have the most natural fit for Bazball. 10 or so years ago definitely.
Bazball would have suited them perfectly.
There's no Shami 'Or' Siraj. If Shami is fit, he would definitely play ahead of Siraj. Not really sure about Prithvi, KL and Shreyas both are pretty bazballish. And I definitely think the team would be better with Hardik for Shardul.Jaiswal
Do think Root's mindset has got too free. Would love to see the old Root batting of playing a proper long innings.Bazball was definitely not about changing selection at first. It was about freeing up the mindsets of the best batsmen who were already picked.
Since then we've got "Cook wouldn't be picked ahead of Crawley and Duckett" madness though so who knows what this philosophy really is anymore.