Joe Root drops interesting insight on England’s mental make-up amidst Baz-Ball frenzy



England are off to UAE to spend some time away from the game. The Three Lions lost the Visakhapatnam Test Match by 106 runs on Monday. The result has meant that the series is now level at 1-1.

Chasing 399 to win, England displayed their best-attacking instincts with the bat. Joe Root in particular is the prime definition of the Baz-Ball tactics adopted by the English team. The former England skipper may have scored just 16 but his intent was lauded by many.

During the Vizag Test, 33-year-old Joe Root spoke to Jio Cinema. During his chat, the English run machine revealed the mental make-up of the current side. The last time England visited India they were beaten 3-1 with Joe Root as the skipper.

Joe Root Reveals Insight Behind Baz-ball Cricket

Host Broadcaster Jio Cinema recently chatted with Joe Root the dynamic England star batter. During his interaction, Joe Root credited the change in mindset behind his teams’ success.

“We don’t really do team meetings anymore. That’s one of the great things about how we do all of our conversations away from the game and just that enjoyment and buzz about spending time with each other” Root said. Over the years England have been the beacon of Test cricket along with Australia. The change in tactics has earned a lot of praise from fans across the world. This Baz-Ball strategy helped England whitewash Pakistan in their backyard.

Speaking further on his team approach, Joe Root said “We don’t have to sit in a meeting room and I think it’s more authentic and more genuine when you can have it around a dinner table. Having a coffee in the morning or whatever, I think that’s when you do your best learning”

India had set England a target of 399 to win the second Test but the 3 Lions fell short by 106 runs. Many cricket experts cast their mind back to the 2022 game in Birmingham where England chased 376 runs. While addressing the comparisons, Joe Root said “The last time we played India in England, in that one-off Test, we were miles behind in the game and we managed to chase that score down. There have been numerous other occasions where we’ve done things that we never thought we could have done before,”

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