'We have some real match winners' - Jos Buttler names two players who can fill Stokes and Archer's void for England in T20 WC

‘We have some real match winners’ – Jos Buttler names two players who can fill Stokes and Archer’s void for England in T20 WC

Jos Buttler feels that the Eoin Morgan-led side is surely one of the favourites to lift the T20 World Cup trophy.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler of England celebrates his half century. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup will be held in the months of October and November this year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). And, the England side will enter the tournament without two of their biggest match-winners, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.

And, England cricketer Jos Buttler feels that the Eoin Morgan-led side is surely one of the favourites to lift the T20 World Cup trophy. Buttler admitted that the England side will miss the likes of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in the tournament.

However, he quickly added that England has several match-winners in their ranks and is confident about England’s chances in the multi-nation tournament.

“I think we’re certainly one of the favourites, I think we’re a brilliant team. I know we’re going to be missing Ben and Jofra, two superstars, but I think you still look down that list and there’s some real match-winners in our side and that’s really exciting,” said Jos Buttler as quoted by British media outlets.

Jos Buttler names the two players who can step up for England

Jos Buttler further named the two players who can step for the England side in the absence of Archer and Stokes. The 31-year-old opined that Liam Livingstone and Tymal Mills are the two players who can turn out to be crucial for England’s fortunes in the T20 World Cup.

Elaborating further, Buttler stated that Livingstone was fantastic in The Hundred and will carry forward that confidence into the T20 World Cup this year. Buttler also added that Tymal Mills’ left-arm angle and his slower delivery can cause a lot of problems to the willow wielders as well.

“You look at the opportunities Liam Livingstone was presented with this summer and the way he’s taken his game from those T20 series and The Hundred. That confidence he’ll go into the World Cup with is fantastic.

I enjoyed watching The Hundred and seeing Tymal operate again. We’ve seen him a bit before in an England shirt and it’s a fantastic story for him to be back at a World Cup. I think that left-arm angle and extreme pace [will be great] and he’s got a pretty good slower ball as well. He’s a great guy to have in your squad that can pose a lot of problems and has been performing brilliantly well. He’ll come into that tournament with confidence,” concluded Jos Buttler.