Fog of post-truth Baz-chat obscures England’s progress under Ben Stokes | Barney Ronay

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Test team are better than the last time they lost 3-1 in India, while the attention on this series must be good for cricket’s longest format

Horror show. Nightmare. Saga of shame. Put out of their misery, as India romped to a 3-1 series scoreline.

The verdict, there, of the cricketing commentariat not on England’s current 3-1 Test series defeat by India, sealed by a fine fourth-day run chase in Ranchi. But the verdict instead on the last time England’s Test team went to India, won the first Test, then lost the next three on some skiddy pitches. At which point, despite England having won their previous four series under Joe Root, back in March 2021 the world seemed fit to burn.

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Written by Barney Ronay
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/26/cricket-india-england-ben-stokes-bazball under the title “Fog of post-truth Baz-chat obscures England’s progress under Ben Stokes | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.