Stay calm! In the face of "Bazball," Australia's Lyon advises restraint.
Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon has advised his teammates to maintain composure in the face of England’s aggressive batting in the next Ashes series because he feels the “Bazball” style of play only succeeds when the opponent panics.
Since Ben Stokes and coach Brendon ‘Baz’ McCullum came over and implemented the high-risk, high-reward style of play, England has won 10 of their past 12 tests.
“You look at the way they played against New Zealand, South Africa, and Pakistan, they have been able to force the opposition into panicking,” Lyon told the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
“We just need to care about ourselves. “Let’s control what we can, care about what’s in our backyard, and stop worrying about what other people are doing. Everything will go well if we make sure to have extremely solid plans and follow them.
The 35-year-old stated that Australia needed to concentrate on carrying out their own game plan in order to prevent batting collapses like to those that blighted their tour of India earlier this year.
Lyon responded, “We shouldn’t panic anyhow. “We were alarmed in India, and we witnessed what occurred. It will be okay if we can take what we learned from that experience and play by our own rules and brand.
Lyon declared that he was not concerned about pre-series rumors that England would set up flatter fields with shorter boundaries or alter their strategy to defeat Australia. “We have to worry about us,” he continued. We have a lot of planning ahead of time… We will be in excellent shape, in my opinion.
“We don’t accept the idea that they must do it while facing Australian bowlers. We simply keep perfecting our procedure and caring about ourselves. The past six Ashes series that Lyon participated in saw three victories and one tie. On June 16, Australia will begin their attempt to win the trophy for a fourth straight series at Edgbaston.