Rajasthan Royals (RR) wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler, who will be keen to take this tournament by storm has admitted that Indian Premier League (IPL) is the best platform to prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup to follow. Meanwhile, the T20 World Cup in Australia will take place later this year in October and the participating teams will be eyeing on the prestigious trophy.
Buttler has been one of the star entertainers in the IPL with his energetic display of batting. He can play shots all around the park and can take on any bowling attack across the competition. So far, he has amassed 1386 runs from 45 matches at a strike-rate of over 150. Jos Buttler will be keen to showcase his skills and entertain the fans when IPL 2020 kicks off from March 29.
The Englishman recently got back among runs with a half-century in the series decider against South Africa. He is a vital cog in England line-up and admits that the upcoming IPL will be the best platform to prepare for the T20 World Cup.
“I think the IPL has had as big an impact as any on my career,” Buttler told Sky Sports. “It’s an amazing place to learn and it is the best T20 competition in the world, all the best players playing against each other and you’re sharing a dressing room with past and present brilliant players,” he added.
England will play six more games in the shortest format of the game ahead of the World Cup. The three lions after winning the 50-over World Cup will be eyeing the shortest formats. They will look to have the dress rehearsal in the IPL as they set their sight on the prestigious trophy.
“It is a place where you can learn so much, learn a lot about yourself and looking ahead to the T20 World Cup in the not-too-distant future, the IPL is a great platform to prepare at the highest level,” he concluded.