Virat and Anderson are immensely competitive: Jos Buttler

Virat and Anderson are immensely competitive: Jos Buttler

He is currently England's leading run scorer with 349 runs from eight innings.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler of England salutes the crowd after reaching his half-century. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Prior to England’s ongoing five-match Test series against India, there were talks surrounding Virat Kohli and James Anderson’s old rivalry on the cricket pitch. The Indian batsman has got out quite a few times to the Lancashire speedster and their battle in the series was one to watch out for in red-ball cricket. However, the fast-bowler hasn’t been able to dismiss the Delhi-born cricketer thus far.

However, Anderson hasn’t allowed the 29-year-old to lay into him. Recently, Jos Buttler, England’s wicketkeeper-batsman, mostly in the limited-overs formats, mentioned that watching Kohli and Anderson lock horns is an absolute delight. Moreover, he said that Anderson has been a tad unlucky for the reason that there has been a number of plays and misses off his bowling.

I think Jimmy has been particularly unlucky

“It’s fantastic Test cricket. Virat’s one of the best players in the world, if not the best at the minute, and Jimmy’s England’s greatest ever bowler. As a match-up for fans and players alike, it’s awesome to watch. The two of them are immensely competitive and have a great duel all through the series.

I think Jimmy has been particularly unlucky. He’s created some great chances and been very close. If we could catch, he’d have (got him) a few (times),” Buttler was quoted as saying in Sky Sports.

Buttler has been impressive touch in the ongoing series. He is currently England’s leading run scorer with 349 runs from eight innings at an average of 43.62. He flattered to deceive in the first two matches at Edgbaston and Lord’s respectively but came into his own in the match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The Three Lions have already won the series and are playing the fifth and final Test at Kennington Oval in London. Buttler scored a magnificent 89 in the Brits’ first innings. Moreover, the 28-year-old cricketer guided his team to a score of 332 runs after which the English bowlers rattled India.

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