ENG vs IND: Jos Buttler praises Kuldeep Yadav on his jaw-dropping show

ENG vs IND: Jos Buttler praises Kuldeep Yadav on his jaw-dropping show

Kuldeep was the Player of the Match in the first T20I.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler of England bats. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

There was a lot of hype surrounding the series between England and India. The T20I series began a couple of days earlier and enthralled the audience. However, the visiting team wilted versus Virat Kohli and Co. Kuldeep Yadav was outstanding, to say the least, and was the primary reason why the Men in Blue were able to carve a stupendous victory by eight wickets.

He became the first left-arm spinner to notch a five-wicket haul. The Chinaman got rid of Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root in his third over to get the English team on their knees after which they couldn’t recover. Meanwhile, Jos Buttler, who scored 69 runs in the first innings, praised Kuldeep on his heroics and mentioned the art as a massive weapon in the shortest format of the game.

“We have to deal with it”- Buttler

“[Left-arm wristspin] is very rare and he’s a very good bowler. It’s now down to the guys to gain an understanding. You see it a lot in international cricket that guys burst onto the scene and then people get a handle on them. It’s getting used to the angle, wrist-spin is usually right-arm.

He’s a good bowler and, as we have seen, wristspinners have been a big weapon in T20. We know we are a lot better than we showed during that little phase of the game. We just didn’t manage to capitalize on the start,” Buttler was quoted as saying in ESPNCricinfo.

“The weather and the pitches will be dry but it can get this way here. Old Trafford has always been good for wrist-spin and reverse too, we see that at Lancs in T20. The pitches will be what they are, so it is down to us to react. We had this in the Champions Trophy last year and 2013 too … we have to deal with it, counteract that and play in all conditions – that is international cricket.” he added.

After losing the opening match, the Brits need a couple of wins, provided they aim to win the series. Buttler has been in prime form off late and his role is expected to be crucial for England’s chances for a comeback. The next match will be played tomorrow at Cardiff followed by the final contest in Bristol on Sunday.