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What would your nation's Test XI look like if they had to implement a Bazball philosophy?

Silver Silva

State Captain
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 ?
 

Qlder

State Vice-Captain
What's a Bazball philosophy, is that where England play ODI cricket in Tests and win against minnows but keep losing against strong opposition?
 

Silver Silva

State Captain
What's a Bazball philosophy, is that where England play ODI cricket in Tests but keep losing against strong opposition?
England haven't lost a series since Bazball was implemented..

It definitely has brought a lot of success to England
 

Kenneth Viljoen

International Debutant
I actually think Bazball might benefit South Africa a lot, we have a lot nervous batsmen currently who could do with a bit of freeing up mentally which is what Bazball brings ..
 

reyrey

School Boy/Girl Captain
New Zealand probably have the most natural fit for Bazball. 10 or so years ago definitely.

Guptill
McCullum
Taylor
Ryder
Munro
Ronchi
deGrandhome
Neesham

Bazball would have suited them perfectly.
 

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
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.
 

Flem274*

123/5
New Zealand probably have the most natural fit for Bazball. 10 or so years ago definitely.

Guptill
McCullum
Taylor
Ryder
Munro
Ronchi
deGrandhome
Neesham

Bazball would have suited them perfectly.
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.
 

capt_Luffy

State Vice-Captain
Jaiswal
Shaw
Gill
Kohli
Rohit
Pant
Jadeja
Ashwin
Shardul
Shami/Siraj
Bumrah
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.
 

CricAddict

Cricketer Of The Year
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.
Do think Root's mindset has got too free. Would love to see the old Root batting of playing a proper long innings.
 

Nintendo

International Captain
Josh brown
Steve Smith
Jake Fraser mcgurk.
Matt short
Travis head
Mitch marsh
Josh inglis
Ashton agar/lyon
Spencer johnson/starc
Morris
Cummins
 

mr_mister

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
New Zealand probably have the most natural fit for Bazball. 10 or so years ago definitely.

Guptill
McCullum
Taylor
Ryder
Munro
Ronchi
deGrandhome
Neesham

Bazball would have suited them perfectly.
Bazball while Baz is still in the team? Interesting
 

Chubb

International Regular
Did this in an NZ thread. On the principal they’d still pick the most successful/talented batsmen from the current side, it wouldn’t change that much. Allen would come in along with Sears and an aggressive wicketkeeper batsman. I’ve got uncapped Nathan Smith in the seam allrounder role but you could have Santner or even Sodhi or Rippon for a full time spinner.

Finn Allen
Devon Conway
Kane Williamson
Rachin Ravindra
Darryl Mitchell
Glenn Phillips
Tim Seifert +
Nathan Smith
Kyle Jamison
Tim Southee
Ben Sears
 

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