‘England is not 1st team to play aggressively’: Michael Clarke slams Duckett for ‘We should take some credit’ comments on Jaiswal’s 200 | Cricket News – DollarJob

‘England is not 1st team to play aggressively’: Michael Clarke slams Duckett for ‘We should take some credit’ comments on Jaiswal’s 200 | Cricket News

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Bazballers were Bazballed on the third-day evening session when Yashasvi Jaiswal who was batting at a steady clip suddenly decided to flick the switch and go after the English bowling in Rajkot. In addition to the left-handers’ innings what grabbed the attention was England opener Ben Duckett’s “we said should take some credit” comments for Jaiswal’s knock.

Former Australian cricketer Michael Clarke reacted to the comments “England is not the first team to play aggressively or bat positively,” said on ESPN’s Around The Wicket. “Because you play a reverse sweep or a switch hit or a ramp shot, that doesn’t mean you are batting aggressively either,” the former skipper would add.

Jaiswal scored a destructive 214 in which he hit 12 gigantic sixes. “When you see players from the opposition playing like that, it almost feels like we [England] should take some credit that they’re playing differently than how other people play Test cricket,” Duckett would say after the game.

“We saw it a bit in the summer and it’s quite exciting to see other players and other teams are also playing that aggressive style of cricket.” he further added.

T20 Has a bigger impact on shot-making

Clarke also mentioned that the modern teams have not been showing particularly any additional aggression which was not shown in the past but because of T20 cricket, the shot selection has changed. “Because of T20 cricket, we are seeing different shots, we are seeing players play the full 360 in all three formats. You didn’t see that as much in Test cricket,” he said.

Festive offer

Clarke would also take the reference of former Australian legends and would recall the positive approach they took against the bowlers. “As a youngster, he must not know what Test cricket Australia played. Has he heard of Matthew Hayden, Michael Slater, Ricky Ponting, Damien Martyn, Adam Gilchrist? These guys used to smack it as good as everyone” Clarke slammed Duckett.



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