“England are in danger of reducing the Ashes to an exhibition,” Bazball Boycott wrote in his scathing column for The Telegraph
Former captain Geoffrey Boycott has lashed out at Ben Stokes & Co for getting “carried away with Bazball” and not making winning a priority, adding that England are in danger of reducing the Ashes to an exhibition series.
England, playing an aggressive brand of cricket under coach Brendon McCullum and skipper Stokes, were on the wrong side of the result as they suffered a two-wicket loss in the Ashes opener in Edgbaston earlier this week.
“England are in danger of reducing the Ashes to an exhibition,” Boycott wrote in his scathing column for The Telegraph.
“England have got carried away with Bazball and seem to think entertaining is more important than winning. But England supporters want one thing more than anything else—to win the Ashes.”
The legendary cricketer said winning is more important than entertaining. “Scoring fast runs, whacking lots of fours and sixes is lovely. It is great. But only if England do not lose sight of the big prize which is to beat Australia. If at the end of the series Australia go home with the Ashes, we will feel sick, regardless of how much we have been entertained.”