'Is it going to be the same?' - Steve Smith challenges England's "Bazzball"

England’s new approach in Test cricket didn’t go well with Steve Smith. The whole cricketing fraternity has been praising "Bazzball"

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England’s fairy tale in Test cricket didn’t go well with the senior Australian batter Steve Smith. Of late, the whole cricketing fraternity has been praising the new approach of England in Test cricket.  England is currently playing under the coaching of Brendon “Baz” McCullum and skipper Ben Stokes. They have won all last four consecutive Test matches under the new leadership unit.

While everyone is lauding the new character of the England team in Test cricket, the former Aussie skipper has something else to say on the same. He has given a fearless warning to the Ben Stokes-led side with respect to their upcoming tour to Australia for the Test matches.

I’ve watched a little bit of it, it’s certainly been entertaining - Steve Smith

“I’ve watched a little bit of it, it’s certainly been entertaining, they’re coming out playing their shots. Even someone like Alex Lees started to come down the wicket. When he was on nothing really to play the way he played (against India),” Smith was quoted as saying to reporters ahead of the second Test of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.

Later on, the 33-year-old talked about the Australian conditions, and gave a warning to the English team.

“If you come on a wicket that’s got some grass and Josh Hazlewood, (Pat) Cummins, and (Mitchell) Starc are rolling in at you. Is it going to be the same? We’ll see what happens,” He added later.

Smith also talked about the former English skipper and senior batter Joe Root. He went on to praise the 31-year-old’s batting skills.

“He’s a quality player. It looks like he’s pretty tough to get out at the moment,” Smith said about the highest run-scorer of current time in Test cricket.

While summing up his remarks, the Sydney-based senior batter expressed his opinion about the performance of the Australian team in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

“We went at a good pace in the first Test. If you were sitting there not playing your shots or looking to score. You were probably going to get out eventually. So it got them before they get us,” He concluded.

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