India v England First Test Report Card, Day One
Featuring the Bazball redemption, fair powerbrokers, doctor tacticians and imaginationlessness
The Bazball Redemption
And so it came to pass that England made their way to India, desperate to reclaim the good name of ‘Bazball’ after its most recent outing saw them finish with their equal worst home Ashes result in two decades.
Yet, despite this worthy and ambitious goal, England seemed strangely tentative at first. Ben Stokes won the toss a…