After winning the opening game of the five-match series by 28 runs, England’s bazball strategy proved to be a true game changer in the opening Test match against India. England began their tour of India on a high note when, in spite of frequent setbacks, they managed to completely dominate India in the opening game.
Ollie Pope and Tom Hartley were particularly impressive for England, as they both turned into the team’s ferocious forces, enabling them to secure a series-leading 1-0 victory. India’s pursuit of 231 was halted by Tom Hartley’s seven-wicket return, which allowed England to be dismissed with a remarkable 196 from Ollie Pope. Depending on the track, England head coach Brandon McCullum is inclined to field an all-out spin attack going into the second game.
“Bash (Bashir) is factored in for the upcoming Test match. We won’t be scared to play all of our spinners or a combination of them if the wickets continue to spin as much as they did in the first Test as the series progresses, McCullum said on SENZ Radio. In the first match, Tom Harley, who was playing in his first Test, had a significant impact with nine scalps taken in two innings. Ben Stokes’s guidance was still vital in making use of his spin bowlers to provide the team with vital victories at critical junctures.


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