Stokes-McCollum – Who turned quality Root into a swashbuckler, is being blamed by fans for destroying Test cricket | Eng Vs NZ Test
England Tour of New Zealand
Eng Vs NZ Test: England is touring New Zealand for a 2-match Test cricket series. The first match of the series started on February 16 as a day-night match at Mount Maungani, where both the teams, who had already missed out on the Test Championship final in London in July, came to test their mettle. New Zealand, who won the toss and declared to bowl first, showed their usual smashing batting and surprised the fans by announcing that they would declare their innings on the first day by amassing 325/9.
Ben Duquette 84 (68) and Harry Brooke 89 (81) were the most important players to get the necessary runs. Neil Wagner took the maximum 4 wickets on behalf of New Zealand. England got off to a threatening start when New Zealand bowled Tom Latham 1, Kane Williamson 6 and Henry Nicholls 4 for few runs. So, at the end of the first day, England’s James Anderson took 2 wickets while Davon Conway scored 17* and Neil Wagner scored 4* for New Zealand.
Ben Stokes – Brendon McCullum, who were born in the same New Zealand soil, took over as the new captain and coach for England, who had suffered a series of defeats in 2021 under the leadership of Joe Root. Under their leadership, following the attitude of playing action like T20 without any room for talk of draw in Test cricket, England, which crushed teams like India and Pakistan, is doing well by recording 9 victories in the last 10 matches.
So, England is proud of teaching the world how to play in Test matches by creating a new evolution in modern cricket. Although this is welcomed by all, some people don’t like to play aggressively like T20 in test cricket which has to be played with patience.
T20 Vs Test
The fans who say that they can play T20 matches without talking about it, are making a fuss whenever England fails in this approach. In that situation, the 4th ball of the 23rd over bowled by Neil Wagner in the match, England’s confidence star Jore Root suddenly turned and hit a reverse scoop and flew for a boundary.
Joe Root Wicket
It surprised the commentators and the fans as Joe Root again tried to hit the same on the 2nd ball of the 28th over and got caught at 2nd slip and got out miserably. Fans who watch this all the time express their displeasure that they can’t successfully hit such a shot in Test cricket. And Brendon McCullum-Stokes is the main reason for this, and the fans express their anger.
World-class Test Specialist batsman
Because Joe Root, who has already scored 10000 runs and is regarded as a world-class Test specialist batsman, would never have seen such shots a few years ago. But fans are blaming Brendon McCullum for coaching Joe Root to the extent that he changed Test cricket batting and got out like this in the name of action-oriented approach.
Blame on IPL
And it is the British who are criticizing that Test cricket is being destroyed by the IPL series, and now Indian fans are cursing that Test cricket, which should be played with patience, is changing its fundamentals and destroying it.