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England’s shift from aggression to conservatism

CricViz analysis features in the Telegraph as Tim Wigmore documents the stylistic overhaul undertaken by England’s Test team.

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After Dom Sibley’s 372-ball innings at Old Trafford in the the 2nd Test against West Indies, Tim Wigmore noted how it represented a wider shift in mindset for England under Chris Silverwood, compared to the Trevor Bayliss era.

Emphasising England’s new found emphasis on crease occupation, Wigmore writes: “England are now scoring 0.42 runs an over slower in the first 30 overs. They are leaving the ball more in this period – and, crucially, have gone from losing an average of three wickets in the first 30 overs to a mere 1.5.”

Wigmore also looked at the impact on England’s bowling, noting that, “under Silverwood, England have sacrificed potency for greater control – their bowling strike rate has increased from 49 to 65, but their economy rate has decreased from 3.3 to 2.9.”

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