After the retirement of Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler was made the captain of England in white-ball cricket. Under the leadership of the star wicketkeeper-batsman, England won the T20 World Cup for the second time last year. Buttler was expected to take England to the ODI World Cup 2023, but the past champions have not been able to perform up to their potential.
In the current 50-over World Cup, England has so far managed to win only two games and have suffered six defeats. And he was out a long time ago. They managed to end a five-match losing streak on Wednesday, 8 November, as they defeated the Netherlands by 160 runs to move them off the bottom of the points table with a game in hand. For this reason it remained in seventh place.
After the much-needed win against the Dutch team, Buttler, who has scored 111 runs in eight matches at a modest average of 13.88, expressed disappointment at his disappointing form but said he will continue to lead the English team in white.
It is noteworthy that after the World Cup, England has a Caribbean tour. Managing Director of Cricket – Rob Key was with the England men’s squad at the start of the tournament and has returned to meet the team in Kolkata, where Buttler and Co. will take on Pakistan in their final World Cup match on Saturday, November 11. There will be discussions with Buttler and head coach Matthew Mott before deciding on the team to face West Indies.
“I want to lead the way in the Caribbean. I know Rob’s coming to India today. We want to have some good talks with him and the coaches and everybody and make a plan for that tour. But yes, I would love to do that. You want to lead from the front and do that in your performance,” he said. Butler was quoted as saying, “I would like to stick to what has served me well for a long time.” “I’ve had these little runs in my form and hopefully I’ll come out the other side of it soon.” ESPNcricinfo.
The top eight teams in the points table at the end of the league stage will qualify for the 2025 Champions Trophy, with Pakistan getting automatic qualification by virtue of being the host. After a spectacular win against Netherlands, England has got a great chance to make it to this competition. Buttler praised his team for staying united during these difficult times and said that qualifying for the Champions Trophy is their main target now.
“If you watched training yesterday, the guys probably trained as hard as they have throughout the trip, which shows the level of commitment and desire to get things right. It will be easy for us to step back. ..Credit to everyone for still performing well.” effort] and showing how much it means to play for England and how proud we are of our performances. Of course, the Champions Trophy is something we are very focused on and are committed to making sure we are there,” Buttler said.