Bazball will operate quite well in Indian circumstances. Ab de Villiers. India’s five-match Test series versus England begins on January 25 in Hyderabad.
Former South African captain AB de Villiers feels confidence in England’s approach to the upcoming five-match Test series against India. Under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, the Three Lions adopted the ‘Bazball’ concept, which involves playing an aggressive brand of cricket in the longest version of the game. They have already had success against South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, and now intend to make a mark against India.
However, many former cricketers wonder that Bazball will operate in India’s spin-friendly conditions. AB de Villiers isn’t one of them, as the 39-year-old believes England will play well in Indian conditions. Citing an example from South Africa’s second Test against India at Newlands, the Pretoria-born player stated that an attacking style of cricket, as seen with Aiden Markram, works well in tough conditions.
“I believe Bazball, or any offensive style of cricket, will function well in Indian conditions. It can withstand any harsh conditions. Who scored at the Newlands with the ball moving around? Aiden Markram and a few Indian hitters launched an attack on the opposition. “Players who are conservative tend to struggle,” de Villiers stated on YouTube.
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Kohli’s friendship is too important for me: AB de Villiers
Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli will miss the first two Tests of the series against England due to personal reasons. This is a massive blow for the hosts, as the 35-year-old has been India’s most valuable asset in red-ball cricket. Speaking on the matter, AB de Villiers stated that he does not know the reason for Kohli’s decision to opt out, and even if he does, the former cricketer will not reveal it because his friendship with the Indian star is too important.
“Nobody knows what happened yet. I am confident that we will connect soon. If Virat mentions personal reasons, there must be a good reason for it. Maybe he’s also tired. He’s been playing a lot of cricket. It could be family-related. I’ll find out soon, but I won’t tell you guys. “His friendship means too much to me,” de Villiers concluded.