Jos Buttler ‘not fussed at all’ by ODI series thrashing in Australia

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Jos Buttler ‘not fussed at all’ by ODI series thrashing in Australia

The England ODI cricket team has had a tough six week tour of Australia, culminating in a defeat in the three-match series by a record margin of 4-1.

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The England ODI cricket team has had a tough six week tour of Australia, culminating in a defeat in the three-match series by a record margin of 4-1. After the defeats, Jos Buttler, the stand-in captain for the last three matches, was surprisingly upbeat when interviewed in Perth.

The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman said he was “not fussed at all” with the 4-1 margin of defeat, noting that England had “had some really good moments in the series” and was “proud of certain bits we’ve done.”

Foremost among these good moments for England was their comprehensive win in the third match in Melbourne, where after dismissing Australia for just 209 runs, they achieved the target with 6 wickets remaining. Buttler noted that this match should be “celebrated pretty well” as it was a result “against the odds”.

Buttler also spoke of the consequences of the series defeat, notably that England are now outside the top four in the world ODI rankings. Despite this, he said he was “not too concerned” with the rankings and was more focussed on the upcoming World Cup.

Although disappointed by the scale of the series defeat, Jos Buttler provided a positive outlook for England supporters, emphasising the team’s good moments that can be taken away from the tour. As the English cricket team now readies for the World Cup, there will be no doubt that Buttler’s spirit and leadership will be a substantial asset.

Jos Buttler ‘not fussed at all’ Despite Series Thrashing in Australia

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has said he is “not fussed at all” following the dismay of a 2-1 ODI series thrashing to Australia.

Despite a valiant effort from England, Australia’s strength with the bat was ultimately too great for the tourists, as they descended to a similar fate to befall the Test team earlier in the winter Down Under.

Buttler, who top-scored with 74 in the first ODI of the series, was philosophical when reflecting on England’s failed attempt to bridge the gap in quality between the teams. He said:

“It’s not something that I’m particularly fussed about at all. It’s just how it is.”

The experienced campaigner was keen to stress there is a lot to take away from the series. He further added:

“We’ve come here and played some really good cricket at times. It’s just been that extra edge with Australia with the bat that’s been the difference. White-ball cricket, margins are slim. We’ve been on the wrong side of those margins.”

Key Takeaways From the Series

  • Focus on development: England must now focus on development and prioritise the gap between the teams, most notably in the batting.
  • Momentum still high: Despite the series loss, Buttler’s confidence in the group should provide a platform for the team to go on a winning run and achieve greater success in the future.
  • Remembering the positives: With the white-ball team now fully established, Austin can take comfort from the fact that the core of the side remains intact and there are plenty of positives from the tour.

Conclusion

Though England were unsuccessful, Buttler maintains a positive outlook on the future success of the team, and was keen to emphasise the lessons to learn from the tour. Despite another series loss, the performances of Buttler and the side can be cause for optimism, and provide encouragement as they move into the next ODI challenge.

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