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‘Bazball’ – England Cricket happy with the results but not the phrase
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‘Bazball’ – England Cricket happy with the results but not the phrase

'Bazball' hasn't gone down well with English cricket officialdom... the phrase that is. The results certainly have. The head of England's men's cricket programme doesn't like the "Bazball" but is surprised how quickly the test team's new approach has clicked under coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes. England had won only one of their previous 17 tests when former Black Caps skipper McCullum was put in charge. They then beat New Zealand three nil and the toppled India. "I never thought it would work like this," Key told BBC Test Match Special. "There will be times when it won't work, but for now it's been fantastic to see." Key, however, felt the term 'Bazball' did not do justice to the hard work put in by McCullum and Stokes. "I'm not mad on Bazball the ph...