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Dhoni is pretty good, but at this moment, Jos Buttler is at the absolute peak of his powers: Tim Paine

Opposition captain Tim Paine was heavily impressed by Jos Buttler's immense contribution to England cricket in recent times.

Captain Tim Paine
Captain Tim Paine. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

England entered the second innings of fifth ODI to chase Australia’s total of 206 runs. Many expected the English side to dominate with the willow and stamp their authority on Aussies. But, that wasn’t the case as Aussie bowlers had other plans. England lost many quick wickets and they were on the verge of losing the final ODI but Jos Buttler turned out to England’s hero as he stood calmly at the crease with tail-enders Adil Rashid and Jake Ball to produce the result in favour of hosts.

Opposition captain Tim Paine was heavily impressed by Jos Buttler’s immense contribution to England cricket in recent times. He stated that Butler is the current best wicketkeeper-batsman in white ball cricket. He suggested his teammates D’Arcy Short and Travis Head take a leaf out of Buttler’s book.

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‘Buttler is the best at the moment’

“He’s good; he’s very good,” Paine said of Buttler. “Right now, at the moment, he’d have to be the best white-ball wicket-keeper batsman in the world. I don’t think there are too many guys to challenge him. MS Dhoni is pretty good, but right at this moment, Jos is at the absolute peak of his powers. He understands his one-day game so well and knows his strengths inside out and just doesn’t go away from him.

“He’s someone for our batters to watch and see first hand. Those experiences are going to be really good for D’Arcy Short or Travis Head to see him and Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy at their best.”

England will next play Australia in the lone T20I. Team India is set to take on them in T20I and ODI series starting from 3rd July. With Indian team having a strong spin attack, it will be an interesting series to watch out for the cricketing fans. However, England starts the tour as favourites.

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