Curtly Ambrose asserts that ‘Bazball’ is not a new concept, highlighting that England’s cricket style is similar to that of West Indies and Australia, which has been in practice for many years.

Curtly Ambrose asserts that ‘Bazball’ is not a new concept, highlighting that England’s cricket style is similar to that of West Indies and Australia, which has been in practice for many years.

England is gearing up to face West Indies in the first of a three-match Test series, set to kick off on Wednesday. The anticipation and excitement surrounding this clash are palpable, with both teams looking to make their mark on the field. However, former West Indies fast-bowling legend Curtly Ambrose has taken aim at England’s perceived new style of play, known as Bazball.

Ambrose, known for his exceptional record of 405 Test wickets, including 164 against England alone, has dismissed Bazball as nothing more than a recycled version of the aggressive play seen from West Indies and Australia in the past. In his view, England’s recent shift towards a more attacking approach is not groundbreaking or innovative.

“This Bazball thing, I never gave it much thought, to be honest,” Ambrose remarked. “West Indies and Australian teams back in the day, they were always aggressive players. So what England are doing, by going on the attack and all that stuff, is nothing new.”

The 60-year-old cricketing icon emphasized that England’s attempts to rebrand their style of play as Bazball are unnecessary, as similar tactics have been employed for many years by other cricketing powerhouses. Ambrose questioned the need for a fancy name when the essence of the game remains the same.

While Ambrose acknowledges the bowling prowess of West Indies’ current lineup, he highlighted the importance of putting runs on the board. With England scoring at an impressive rate of 4.59 runs per over under the leadership of Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, the pressure is on for West Indies to deliver a strong performance on the field.

As the excitement builds for the upcoming Test series between England and West Indies, Ambrose’s remarks add an intriguing layer to the narrative surrounding Bazball and England’s evolving approach to the game. It remains to be seen how both teams will fare in this highly-anticipated showdown, but one thing is certain – cricket fans are in for a thrilling and captivating display of talent and sportsmanship.