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England will keep embracing risks during Ashes despite ‘blip’ – Daryl Mitchell

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New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell believes England will continue embracing risks in the Ashes despite the “blip” that saw his side claim a famous victory in Wellington.England have enjoyed some rousing successes since Ben Stokes and Kiwi favourite Brendon McCullum took over the Test team, winning 10 of their 12 outings by pushing the boundaries of attacking cricket.But they suffered a rare setback in the last match, a thrilling one-run defeat at Basin Reserve as the Black Caps became just the fourth side in Test history to win after following on.Already boasting a 1-0 lead from Mount Maunganui, England could have closed out the series by batting again instead of sending New Zealand back in for a second time but instead lived up to their aggressive principles by choosing the most direct route to victory.And although that ultimately backfired against Mitchell’s men, the Lancashire overseas star does not expect any change of approach against Australia.“England have had a lot of success in the last 12 months and it’s been well deserved, so I don’t think one little blip really affects how they’ll go about their business,” he told the PA news agency at Emirates Old Trafford.“Knowing Baz McCullum, he won’t be reading too much into that result when he looks at how he goes about things.

They’ll just try and keep doing what they do best.Wellington was certainly a very special match to be part of and when you reflect on it, you can see two world-class teams going at it for five days and being separated by one run“I think it’s cool they’ve found a style that works for them and fits how they want to play.

It doesn’t mean that’s how everyone is going to do it but that’s the great thing about cricket, there’s more than one way to

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