New Delhi. Harry Brook has once again shown why he is being called the future Virat Kohli. 1st day-night test between England and New Zealand (Eng vs NZ 1st Test) started on Thursday, 16 February. In the match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl. But the English team has been batting aggressively in Tests for some time now. He proved it once again in New Zealand as well. Brook, 23, scored 89 runs in just 81 balls. Hit 15 fours and a six. Means scored 66 runs only from the boundary. The strike rate has been 110. From this his stormy batting can be estimated. England declared the innings by scoring 325 runs for 9 wickets in 58.2 overs. The team’s run rate was 5.57, which is very good in terms of Tests. Declaring the team’s innings also shows the courage of the English team.
England’s Test captain Ben Stokes had said recently that Harry Brook can become Virat Kohli for us in the coming times. Brooke is playing only his 5th test. In 7 innings, he has so far scored 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries. The average is more than 80 while the strike rate is more than 94. They have made Test into T20. Recently, in the IPL 2023 auction, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for Rs 13.25 crore. His base price was only Rs 1.5 crore.
3 centuries were also hit in Pakistan
Harry Brook had earlier created a ruckus in Pakistan as well and had scored 3 centuries and a half-century in 5 innings of the Test. For this reason, England had captured the 3-match series 3-0. Brook scored 468 runs in the series and was adjudged Player of the Series. Talking about Book’s Test career, he has so far scored 569 runs in 7 innings at an average of 81. The strike rate is 94.51. Has scored 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries. The best score of 153 runs is also included in this.
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Recently, former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was made the coach of the English team. He is known for his aggressive batting and England has also adopted a similar approach. Talking about Brook’s T20 career, he has scored 2432 runs in overall 93 innings at an average of 34. Has scored a century and 9 half-centuries. The strike rate is 148. He has also attracted attention by aggressive batting in the Pakistan Cricket League.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 16, 2023, 12:27 PM