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World Cup 2019: 5 Bowlers who can neutralize Jos Buttler in the tournament

There are only a few bowlers who have troubled Buttler, and it is necessary that these bowlers get him out as early as possible.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo by Gareth Copley-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The World Cup 2019 is just a few days away. The warm-up matches have already begun and the teams are using these games to gear up for the ultimate battle. England will begin as a firm favorite to lift the title. Their team has got all the bases covered and every department complements the other well. As a result, there are very few loopholes in their team.

From their 15-member squad, Jos Buttler is a player who looks a big threat. The 28-year-old has been in the form of his life. He has multiple dimensions to his game, of which innings building and aggressive cricket are the best. More importantly, they go hand-in-hand, making him an even more destructive player.

Therefore, it is quite necessary that teams plan a few tactics to counter him. There are only a few bowlers who have troubled him, and it is necessary that these bowlers get him out as early as possible. On this note, let us take a look at a few bowlers, who can get him out in the World Cup:

1. Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc. (Photo by Michael Dodge – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Mitchell Starc is an attacking bowler, who isn’t afraid of being hit for runs. Therefore, his battle against aggressive Buttler will be a high-profile encounter. Starc has dismissed Buttler only twice across all the formats. However, the left-armer can create an angle, which can trouble any right-hander in the world.

Lord’s, the ground where the match between Australia and England will be played, last hosted an international fixture in July 2018. However, the county matches suggest that the ground generally offers swing from external factors. There is also a bit of seam. Therefore, Buttler might not find it easy if Starc manages to make the best use of the conditions.

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