Dean Elgar: ‘England’s style can go two ways. It can go south quickly’

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South Africa captain looks forward to the upcoming Test series and is undaunted by the prospect of Bazball

“I’ve got absolutely no interest in the style that they’ve played.” Dean Elgar, South Africa’s bullish Test captain, will not be drawn on the hype surrounding England’s swashbuckling batting this summer. “I think it can go one of two ways for them and it can go south very quickly. [Talking about it] is a waste of energy. Their own coach doesn’t even like the slogan they’ve come up with. I’d like to see them do it against our seamers.”

The Proteas captain and long-serving opener – speaking before his team’s warm-up match against the England Lions ended in a shocking innings defeat – has been happy to shoulder arms to the Bazball chatter that has dominated the discourse ever since Ben Stokes teamed up with Brendon McCullum.

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Written by Daniel Gallan
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/13/dean-elgar-england-style-can-go-two-ways-south-africa-cricket-bazball under the title “Dean Elgar: ‘England’s style can go two ways. It can go south quickly’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.