ENG vs NZ: England captain Ben Stokes reacts to baseball strategy

England Test captain Ben Stokes has expressed hope that England's resurgence in Test cricket was due to the baseball revolution. This revolution can also prove to be effective in domestic county matches. England have won nine of their last 10 Tests since captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum took charge last year. Due to the baseball strategy, the batsmen of the team have impressed with their aggressive mindset.

ENG vs NZ: England captain Ben Stokes reacts to baseball strategy

Entry of baseball in England Lions as well

The England Lions, the second-ranked team in the country, also adopted the baseball strategy. In the second unofficial Test match played against Sri Lanka last week, England batsman Jamie Smith scored a blistering 126 off 82 balls. Not only this, opener Alex Lees, who was out of Ben Stokes' Test team, also scored a brilliant 97 off 113 balls in the same match.

Lease brought messages

Speaking to the media on the eve of the Test match against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Ben Stokes said, Alex Lees had brought a message from the England Test team to the Lions. He reacted accordingly. According to Ben Stokes, it has been clearly shown if you look at the way the players have progressed, especially with the bat. You can see they are really stepping up the game. Hopefully this will be seen in county cricket as well.

picture changed in a year

If seen in the last one year, the Test picture of England has completely changed. After the Ashes series, England were in a pitiable state after losing the Test series against the West Indies. But now he has presented a strong picture in batting and bowling. This change in the England team has come after Ben Stokes became the captain and Brendon McCullum became the head coach. Under the leadership of these two, the English team has won nine out of 10 Tests so far. Now from February 16, the England team will play a Test series against New Zealand. The first Day/Night Test of the series will be played from Thursday.

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