I know I can go to another level, says Jos Buttler ahead of the World Cup 2019
Virat is more ambitious than ever and why not, the batter has so much ahead of him.
Published - Mar 19, 2019 2:25 pm | Updated - Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm
England wicketkeeper and star batsman Jos Buttler scored his 7th ODI hundred end of last month, against West Indies, and termed it as the perfect “dress rehearsal for the World Cup” for the team. Buttler’s 150 off 77 helped the tourists win over the Windies despite Chris Gayle‘s blitzkrieg that night. But the England cricketer is not ready to stop yet, he is more ambitious than ever.
Speaking of Buttler’s hundreds in the 50-overs format, England have won 6 out 7 matches in which Buttler has scored a ton. The England vice-captain has managed to keep the strike rate of above hundred in 6 out of his 7 ODI hundreds. His lowest strike rate in an ODI hundred is of 90.16, in a match against Australia. He maintains an average strike rate of 119 in One-Day International Cricket.
It’s clear that if Buttler is on fire, the hosts for the World Cup will become unstoppable. With power hitters like Alex Hales, even captain Eoin Morgan, and Joe Root, it’s almost certain that England at least have the second-best batting unit on regular days. Second, because there’s a Virat Kohli in the Indian side. But when at their best, the English batting line-up is the best and most of it is expected to reflect in the upcoming World Cup.
Jos Buttler is preparing for the year of his life
The Indian Premier League, the ICC Cricket World Cup, and the Ashes- this is certainly the year for the 28-year-old Buttler’s cricketing career. He is more ambitious than ever and why not, the batter has so much ahead of him. He, in fact, wishes to be in the same league as Indian captain Virat Kohli’s. and he’s all clear in his mind.
‘I know I can go to another level,’ Buttler said. ‘Why couldn’t you just stay at peak level? Someone like Kohli scores a hundred every game, he doesn’t settle for: “Ah, that was ok, I’ll peak at some point.” Just do it every day. That’s the sort of mindset I’ve been wanting to hit.’