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London: South Africa not sure how they will handle England‘New aggressive way to play Test cricket with a coach’ Mark Boucher They will adopt a wait-and-see approach on Monday when the first Test at Lord’s begins on Wednesday.
England have won their last four Tests under the new captain Ben Stokes With an aggressive batting and bowling approach, nicknamed “Bazzball”, which helped him chase big goals to beat both New Zealand and India in the last two months.
Stokes is expected to stick to the formula for the three-Test series against South Africa.
Boucher was asked how his side can compete after the failure of India and New Zealand.
“I don’t know, I’ll tell you that day,” he said at a news conference on Monday. “We have to be adaptable in Test cricket. It’s about finding a way to stop their momentum and maybe try to change it. ,
Boucher had predicted that Smart Cricket would decide the series as South Africa look to stay on course for the next spot world test championship The last.
“We believe we are playing a good brand of cricket and have played some tough series recently where we have come out on top. We want to be smart, play aggressive cricket but you have to be smart with that too.
“The bottom line is this game is between bat and ball and we’ve got to make smart decisions at certain times of the game, and we’re focused on trying to do that.
“England will probably do that, they have their own brand that they want to play for. We just have to try and match that on the day and try to find ways to negate it.”
Boucher is hopeful that his team’s leading fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will be fit to play after suffering an ankle ligament injury.
“One worry will be the load on his body and today will be his last test,” he said.
“I hope he moves on, because he is a big player for us,” the coach said.
It will be very special for us to be a part of his playing XI.