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Ben Stokes equals Kohli record, Most Test wins by a team in a calendar year

By Kaif - December 21, 2022 - Last updated on Dec 21, 2022 03:19 PM
Ben Stokes equals Kohli record, Most Test wins by a team in a calendar year

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Ben Stokes equals Kohli record, Most Test wins by a team in a calendar year, What is Bazball

Ever since England appointed Ben Stokes as captain and former New Zealand explosive batsman Brendon McCullum as coach for the Test format, the approach of this team has changed. The team is winning matches continuously. After the arrival of the pair of Stokes and McCullum, England has played 11 Tests and has won nine of them. England played all these 11 Tests this year. With nine Test wins, Stokes equaled former India captain Virat Kohlis six-year-old record.

Most Test wins by a team in a calendar year

Clive LloydWI111984
Graeme SmithSA112008
Steve WaughAUS102002
Michael VaughanENG102004
Ricky PontingAUS102006
Ricky PontingAUS92005
Virat KohliIND92016
Ben StokesENG92022

Ben Stokes equals Kohli record, Ben Stokes is the seventh captain to win nine or more Tests in a year. Prior to this, Kohli, former South African captain Graeme Smith, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, former England captain Michael Vaughan, former Australian captain Steve Waugh and former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd are included. Kohli won nine Tests in a calendar year in 2016. Team India was invincible that year and three Tests were drawn. Graeme Smith and Clive Lloyd hold the record for most Test wins in a calendar year.

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Graeme Smith won 11-11 Tests in 2008 and Lloyd in 1984. Apart from this, for the first time since 2004, the England team has been able to win nine or more Tests in a calendar year. Earlier this feat was done by former captain Michael Vaughan. In 2004, he won 10 Tests. England have whitewashed Pakistan for the first time at their home. The English team is currently running in excellent form. In the same year, Joe Root was removed from the Test captaincy and Ben Stokes was handed over the captaincy.

What is Bazball

Actually, before May this year (2021), the performance of the England team was very poor. Because of this then even Captain Joe Root had to resign from his post. Along with this, coach Chris Silverwood was also removed from his post. The day of May 12, 2022 brought change for England and former New Zealand explosive batsman Brendon McCullum was appointed as the new coach of the England Test team. Also, Ben Stokes was appointed as the new captain of the England Test team. From here the story took a turn.

After this the discussions of Bazball started happening. This term became more famous after Indias historic 378-run chase against England in July this year. In fact, the new strategy of the England cricket team has been called the Bazball effect. Effect means effect. That is, the Bazball strategy affected the England team. The word badge also came into the limelight because the new England coach Brendon McCullums nickname is Baz.

McCullum had said as soon as he became the coach that the England team would now play more aggressively. Along with this, he had said that the English team will play to chase instead of defending, no matter how big the score is in the fourth innings. This strategy was called Bazball. This new strategy of England proved to be effective and the team is continuously winning Test matches. England has clean swept many teams following this strategy. It also includes Test series against New Zealand and Pakistan.

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