I will try to be fearless like Rishabh Pant in The Ashes: Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler said that England fell short of where they eventually wanted to finish in the T20 World Cup.
Updated - Nov 16, 2021 11:02 am
England and Australia will lock horns with each other in the high-profile Ashes series next month. This hugely awaited five-match Test series is slated to be played in Australia and will commence on 8th December 2021.
And, ahead of this massive series, England cricketer Jos Buttler has revealed that he really enjoyed seeing Rishabh Pant bat in Australia. Adding that Pant is a totally fearless cricketer, Buttler opined that he loved the way in which Pant switched gears between caution and aggression.
Buttler also stated that he wants to continue with the same fearless attitude he displayed in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup into the Ashes series as well.
“One player I really enjoyed seeing play Tests in Australia was Rishabh Pant when they won there last winter. I love the way he can change his game between the defensive side and aggressive sides, and be totally fearless. I’ll be trying to take the same sort of fearless attitude I’ve had in the T20 World Cup into my red-ball batting.
That doesn’t just mean all-out attack. But it’s taking away the worries about too many things – keep the game very simple and looking to put bat to ball,” wrote Buttler in his column for The Telegraph.
England came into the T20 World Cup with high hopes and expectations: Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler also added that he spent his final few days in the UAE not thinking about cricket. Adding that the England side came into the 2021 T20 World Cup with high hopes, Buttler concluded by stating that England fell short of where they eventually wanted to finish.
“I spent my last few days in Dubai trying not to think about cricket very much – we came here with high hopes and expectations and fell short of where we wanted to get to, so we were quite flat,” concluded Jos Buttler.
England were knocked out of the tournament in the semi-final stages, losing to New Zealand.