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‘Bazball ki aisi ki taisi!’ - Nasser Hussain’s ‘Greatest challenge for England will be the series in India’ statement goes viral

Here is how fans have reacted to Nasser Hussain as opens up about the biggest challenge for England in the upcoming days

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England are currently busy playing the two-match Test series against New Zealand in New Zealand. However, they began the series with a thumping victory over the Kiwis by a huge margin of 267 runs. Again, they produced a top, attacking performance in the longest format of the game.

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In recent times, Ben Stokes and his men have impressed the whole cricketing world with their ‘Bazball’ approach. On the other hand, India have been a great force to reckon with in the Test format at home. So, the former England cricketer, Nasser Hussain claimed that England's biggest test will be the away Test series in India.

“England’s greatest challenge will be away in India.” - Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain said: "Given Australia have not won here since 2001, England’s greatest challenge will be away in India. The Ashes is going to be mouthwatering, and I think it will be close.” Currently, the Men in Blue defeated the Aussies convincingly in both the first matches of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy.  

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He further added: “People are talking about whether Bazball will work against their high-quality bowling attack. I think the Ashes will be won and lost on Australia’s batting line-up. They have been below par away from home, but if they can score runs in England, it will be pretty tight.” Hussain further praised England’s head coach, Brendon McCullum. "McCullum was the right fit at the right time. Before he came in, England were being micromanaged to the Nth degree, whether it be because of the Covid bubbles or their rotation policy. They needed someone like McCullum to set them free. With Stokes as his captain, they have two people who are completely aligned,” he added.

Speaking of the first match between England and New Zealand, the visitors declared after scoring 325 runs in the first innings for nine wickets. In reply, the Kiwis got bundled out for 306 runs. Then, England scored 374 runs and set a target of 394 runs for the Kiwis. During the chase, the home side got bundled out for 126 runs and the visitors won the match by 267 runs. Harry Brook won the player of the match award for his performance with the bat in both innings.

Here are some tweets while fans reacted to the comment made by the former England skipper:

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