Jos Buttler: England captain says he was ‘always coming back’ to play his role after disappointing World Cup defense | cricket news

Jos Buttler says England have the players to propel the team forward in the T20 World Cup and insists he will always remain captain even after England’s disappointing performance in the 50-over tournament.

Despite withdrawing players from their Indian Premier League duties, Wednesday’s first T20I against Pakistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled, much to the frustration of Buttler’s return.

“Everyone was really excited about this series. To put on the England kit again and play cricket in England is incredible, so it’s really disappointing today not to play, but there are still three games to go,” he said. Sky sports.

The four-match series against Pakistan marks a brief build-up to the Men’s T20 World Cup, as defending champions England prepare to face Scotland in their opening match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on June 4, live. sky sports.

“It’s a unique preparation. I think that’s why we felt it was good to get all the players together in this series,” Buttler continued.

“My first priority at the moment is to captain England and try to prepare as best as possible for a world tournament, so I always told Rob (Key) that I would definitely return as captain of England, and he made the decision on the rest of players”.

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Jos Buttler led England to title at the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia (Associated Press)

Butler: Time passes

Buttler was in charge during England’s poor performance last year at the 50-over World Cup in India, and acknowledges better communication was needed.

“I think sometimes you try to let the players play freely and you don’t want to intervene too much, but make sure you don’t miss anything,” he said.

“Maybe more communication at times to make sure people are clear about what they need from them, what they want from me or the coach.

“It’s a chapter in the book. Obviously it was a really disappointing World Cup, and your pride takes a hit, your confidence takes a bit of a hit, but time goes by and now there’s a really exciting opportunity.”

Although the team’s preparation has been curtailed with the washed out first T20I, which continues on Saturday at Edgbaston, live sky sportsButtler believes he has the team to deliver results when the World Cup begins on June 1.

“I think we’ve got a really nice, blended team, actually. We’ve got a lot of experience, but some guys who are really on the upward curve like Phil Salt and Will Jacks,” he said.

“Harry Brook is still very early in his international career and I really see those guys going in the right direction and driving this team forward.”

Morgan: The clearer we are in the locker room, the better

Eoin Morgan led England to victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup
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Eoin Morgan led England to victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup

Eoin Morgan was the captain in charge of England’s super thriller of 2019, when they won the World Cup for the first time, and given the short lead time, he had a vision for how best to balance the build-up.

“Because of the strength and depth of the England team, you are never committed to trying to win the game, because each and every player adds value in whichever position they are strongest,” he said. Sky sports.

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Eoin Morgan believes England should be able to experiment with different lineups without compromising the ability to win against Pakistan in the remainder of their T20 series.

“If you think Ben Duckett could come in as a backup hitter and start, you bring him in for a couple of games and he can start.

“If not, don’t bother, don’t waste it and get some time in the middle for Jos and the likes of Phil Salt, who has been in magnificent form.

“I would try to marry both of them and the sooner you can do it, the better. The clearer you can be in the locker room, the clearer and more confident you can be when the World Cup comes around.”

Saturday, May 25, 2:00 p.m.


England vs Pakistan matches

May 22nd: Headingley, 6.30pm – match abandoned
25 of May:
Edgbaston, 2.30pm
May 28: Sofia Gardens, 6:30 p.m.
May 30: The Kia Oval, 6:30 p.m.

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