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3 ways England can make a comeback in the 2023 Ashes

England find themselves in a horrible position after the first two Ashes Tests. Australia are just a draw away from holding the Ashes for the fourth straight series, which would be a hammer blow for England given the hype around their new Bazball style.

Right from controversies to some splendid cricketing action, the Ashes have lived up to the hype and expectations so far. On that note, let us take a look at what England can do in the coming few weeks to inspire a comeback in the Ashes; the kind not seen since the 1930s.

What can England do to inspire a comeback in the 2023 Ashes?
1. Find balance between Bazball style & playing the situation
To begin with, England must find a balance between their new aggressive brand of Test cricket and the old, orthodox way of playing red-ball cricket. How much Bazball is too much Bazball is the question they should be asking themselves. An excessive amount of anything is not ideal, and the same applies in this case.

Prioritising entertainment over actually winning games is a poor mentality. Right from the first day declaration in the first Test to succumbing to Australia’s short ball tactics in the second, England have lost opportunities to gain an advantage simply in order to live up to their brand of cricket.

There will always be a difference in opinion regarding the way England is currently playing Test cricket. Many believe that it is taking out the originality from the format. The format that was supposed to be the ultimate test of a batter’s patience and resilience is now being played based on the philosophy that attack is the best form of defence.

However, if they can combine their aggressiveness in the field and their intentful batting with some situation-based play, England could potentially be developing the recipe for a revolutionary approach in the longest format of the game.

What this means is that there is nothing wrong about Bazball. What is concerning is that the team could lose grip of things from convincing positions just because the batters are looking to live up to their brand of cricket.

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