Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Despite facing challenges in tough Indian condition, former England captain Eoin Morgan believes that the visitors will continue with their Bazball style of play.

The Ben Stokes-led team is currently facing India in the first Test of the five-match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The visiting team has persisted with their aggressive style of cricket in their first innings on the spin-friendly track.

The visiting team was bowled out for 246 runs in 64.3 overs in the first innings at a run rate of 3.81. Despite the dismal batting, Morgan asserted that England’s strategy would remain aggressive against India, emphasizing the encouraging mindset under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum.

“England’s approach will be to continue being aggressive. It has been unwavering under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum. Their mindset has been encouraging despite the conditions,” said Morgan.

“Without doubt, this India tour – seven weeks, five Tests – will ultimately be the biggest test of England’s method. Throughout every stage today, India have batted like a side on top. They have been assertive and not let England in at any point,” he added.