“We Don’t Do Team Meetings”: Joe Root’s Big Revelation On ‘Bazball’ Culture

Feb 7, 2024






The team's batting mainstay Joe Root says England under Ben Stokes are not big on team meetings and prefer organic conversations about the game to get the best out of the players. Root, who is yet to score big runs in the ongoing Test series against India, has completely adopted England's attacking style in the longest format. Their five-match series against India is level at 1-1 after the hosts bounced back after defeating 'Buzzball' in the second Test here on Monday.

“We don't really have team meetings anymore. It's a big thing how we take all our conversations away from the game and enjoy spending time with each other and discuss things,” Root told Geo Cinema. Are.” Here before the game.

“We don't have to sit in a living room and I think it's more authentic and more real when you can have it around the dinner table. Having coffee in the morning or whatever, I think that's the time. That's when you learn your best,” she said.

England found themselves trailing India by 190 runs in Hyderabad before staging a sensational comeback. Here too, they took a lead of 143 runs, but were unable to overtake their opponents.

“No matter the outcome of the game, we will always play the way we know how. That's what has brought us success for a long time. That's what brings out the best in us. We've been in similar situations.” First.

“The last time we played against India in England, in that only Test, we were miles behind in the game and we managed to chase down that score. There have been many other occasions where we have done things that are worth talking about. We never thought we could do it before,” Root said.

On Ollie Pope's match-winning 196 in the opening Test, Root said, “Ollie went out and played probably one of the best overseas innings you will see in these conditions, especially against that attack on that surface.

“The more time we spend in these situations, hopefully, we can continue to familiarize ourselves and keep the peace about how we move forward with things.

“But at the same time, when the opportunities are there and when the time is right, we can continue to press and then try to attack at the right time.”

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