Ricky Ponting says that There was a lot of chat around will Bazball stand up? Are they going to be courageous enough to play that way against the Australians.
Ricky Ponting on England’s Bazball
“It’s hard to keep up with them all, he’s making a change almost every ball, which is great, it’s proactive captaincy. He’s always trying to move the game forward, he’s looking at any little way that. He possibly can to pick up a wicket and change the momentum of the game. You don’t see that every day. And that’s a sign of what’s to come, but also a sign of this change of attitude from the current England team,” Ricky Ponting stated while talking to ICC.
“There was a lot of chat around will Bazball stand up? Are they going to be courageous enough to play that way against the Australians? Well, I think that question has been answered for us. It’s certainly there, the way that they want to play, this bold new approach to Test match cricket. And trying to make bold decisions at any stage in the game where they can,.” the 48-year-old Ricky Ponting added.
England on day 1 of the Ashes 2023 won the toss and their captain Ben Stokes decided to bat first. They showed their intent with the bat by scoring at a run rate of more than five in some parts of the play. Surprisingly, they declared the innings when their best batsman Root was batting at 118 not out. They made a brave decision and wanted to make the Aussies to bat at the end of the day.