Ben Duckett Defends England’s Aggressive Batting Despite Setback

Ben Duckett Defends England’s Aggressive Batting Despite Setback

Ben Duckett, the opener for England, has defended the team’s aggressive style of batting despite facing a setback on the third day of the Test match in Rajkot. Duckett credited the Indian bowlers for their excellent performance rather than criticizing England’s shot selection.

England started the day on a positive note, with Duckett himself scoring a breezy century. However, India fought back strongly, with Mohammed Siraj leading the charge with a four-wicket haul. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in with crucial wickets as England were bowled out for 319, conceding a 126-run lead to India.

Speaking at the press conference at the end of Day 3, Duckett praised India for their disciplined bowling and acknowledged that it was just one of those days where things didn’t go according to plan for England. He also defended Joe Root’s shot selection, stating that the reverse lap shot has been successful for him in the past and it’s just part of the game.

Despite the collapse, Duckett maintained a positive outlook, emphasizing that England’s aggressive brand of cricket has been successful in the past and they will continue to play that way. He also praised Yashasvi Jaiswal for his outstanding innings, likening his aggressive style to that of Brendon McCullum.

Overall, Duckett remained optimistic about England’s approach and believed that they could bounce back in the next day’s play. He expressed confidence in the team’s ability to play exciting cricket and take the positive options, even in the face of adversity.