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“Not To Spend Too Much Energy Looking Backwards” – Jos Buttler Ahead Of T20 World Cup Opener

“Not To Spend Too Much Energy Looking Backwards” – Jos Buttler Ahead Of T20 World Cup Opener
Jos Buttler (Photo: Twitter)

England, who are one of the favourites to lift the trophy, are set to begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Afghanistan in Perth on Saturday, October 22.  Ahead of the game, Jos Buttler called this a new era for the England team and cautioned all the groups that this ‘dangerous’ English side are ‘very ready’ for the showpiece T20 event. 

England has embarked on a new journey after the retirement of their previous white-ball captain, Eoin Morgan. Buttler highlighted that the goal will be to look forward and not spend energy by talking about the past. Addressing reporters, he said:

“I mentioned it to the players a lot, but this is very much a new era for the English white-ball team. A lot of them played in the past era, but it’s very much about looking forward now for this group.

“Not to spend too much energy looking backwards. I think it’s really important to be that forward-facing sort of team talking about the future a lot, and that starts with tomorrow.”

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Jos Buttler and Co. have won the T20 series in Australia 2-0, and their warm-up encounter against Pakistan is building up to the T20 World Cup. The English captain stated that they are in a good mental space, however, dismissed the claim of being a trophy lifter

“We are in a good spot. We have had really good games in the last 10 matches and played some really good cricket.” 

He added:

“No, far from it, to be honest. I think we are a dangerous team, we have got a lot of talented players who can win games on their own and that’s a huge thing in T20 cricket. If you had to choose one then it has to be Australia in their own conditions and being reigning champions.”

“It’s a really tough format” – Jos Buttler on T20 cricket

Jos Buttler also reflected on England’s previous campaign, where they had made the semi-finals. He added:

“Only just how ruthless the format is and how much importance there is on every single game. South Africa didn’t go through from our group having won four out of five games (last year) so it’s a really tough format.”

He expects the upcoming T20 World Cup to be incredibly competitive, and his players also expect so.  However, before starting their campaign, England lost their left-arm pacer, Reece Topley, due to an ankle injury. Tymal Mills replaces him in this English squad. 

England are expected to go deep into the tournament this year and hopes to go a few steps further and lift this trophy again after 12 years. 

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