England and South Africa are all set to clash in a three-match test series soon. South Africa managed to defeat England in the T20I series last month. England was earlier defeated by India in both formats of limited-overs cricket. This is concerning for the English fans as England are known for their dominance in white-ball cricket. Two consecutive series defeats have took the momentum away from England. However, England’s test cricket has been pretty scintillating to watch lately under a new captain and head coach.
It is the red-ball cricket of England that has created waves in the cricketing community. South Africa locked horns against England Lions in a warm-up match. English players had the same approach and went all guns blazing against the Proteas. With their aggressive style of play, the hosts defeated the touring side by an innings and 56 runs.
Naturally, a question arises in the mind of the watcher whether South Africa should try adopting England’s ‘Bazball’ strategy. However, Aiden Markram believes South African team will stick to their own gameplans for the best results. He labelled playing ‘Bazball Cricket’ as a trap for the Proteas. The swashbuckling right-handed batter further said that the team’s own brand of cricket has served them well in the past.
We Believe In Our Own Brand Of Cricket – Markram
“We’ve got our own brand of cricket that we play that we’ve been playing for a couple of years now. We’ve got to back that. Their brand of cricket is what they back and we’ve got a different plan. We need to back what we’ve been doing for a few years and hope we can match them. I don’t see our team falling into a trap of playing the same way that they play.
We’ve done as much preparation as we can on the tour, but I’m not sure whether I’m going to open or not. If I don’t, at least the preparation will give one the best opportunity to get ready. I’ll see if I get to play in the middle order and if so, I hope the preparation will be good enough.”