Jos Buttler calls for ‘time and experience’ as captain after England lose ODI series to India | Cricket News


Captain Jos Buttler laments missed chances as England lose third one-day international at Old Trafford and India claim 2-1 series win; “I’m an experienced cricketer but I’m a young captain,” says Buttler

Last update: 07/17/22 21:47

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Jos Buttler admits he has a lot to learn in his new role as captain, following England’s 2-1 defeat in the international series against India.

Jos Buttler admits he has a lot to learn in his new role as captain, following England’s 2-1 defeat in the international series against India.

Jos Buttler has asked for time to develop his experience as a captain after England lost their one-day international series tiebreaker to India at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant excelled for India, leading them to a five-wicket win that sealed their 2-1 aggregate victory in the series.

With India chasing 260, England tailor Reece Topley continued his 6-24 in the second ODI at Lord’s taking three wickets inside the first nine overs to leave the tourists reeling at 38-3. However, wicketkeeper Buttler found himself squandering missed chances which allowed India to take control of the game.

The best of the action from the third ODI between England and India at Emirates Old Trafford.

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The best of the action from the third ODI between England and India at Emirates Old Trafford.

The best of the action from the third ODI between England and India at Emirates Old Trafford.

Buttler’s opposite number Pant could have been baffled by Buttler bowling Moeen Ali when he was just on 18 points, and he continued to charge England, finishing 125 steps to lead his side to victory.

Buttler, who was England’s top scorer with 60 from 80 as they were knocked out for 259, said: “If you give the good players a chance they will probably hurt you.

“We probably had half a chance, maybe, with Hardik Pandya down to the thin leg as well and if we took those chances, we probably would have had a pretty good hold in the game with a long enough tail for India. . But [with] the score we put, we had to take all our chances to have a chance of winning.

“It was fantastic to get those first wickets and we created two chances for the lads which really took the game away from us, so I think that’s where we lost the game.”

“I think we were trying to look at ways to create wickets. I think the timing has also been quite difficult – I think Reece is just squeaking a bit so I think we might have to deal with him because we Probably all of our players will,” Buttler said.

“He [Topley] was brilliant. He has his opportunity, he obviously put in a man of the match performance in the T20 at Trent Bridge too, so delighted to see him so well.”

Reece Topley tore through India's top order again - taking the opening three wickets in the ODI series decider.

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Reece Topley tore through India’s top order again – taking the opening three wickets in the ODI series decider.

Reece Topley tore through India’s top order again – taking the opening three wickets in the ODI series decider.

England were unable to beat their 50 overs in their three ODIs against India, which was Buttler’s first series as captain since his predecessor Eoin Morgan retired from international cricket.

Buttler said: “We just didn’t do our best [in the summer so far]. We just have to play better for longer.

“I missed a chance today but I don’t think it has anything to do with the captain. I’m an experienced cricketer but I’m a young captain so I think it’s [about] without worrying too much about it. I have a lot to learn, a lot to try and work on.

“I need time and experience to do it.”

“I will remember it all my life”

Player of the Match Pant said: “I hope I remember it for the rest of my life, but when I was there I wasn’t thinking about anything. I was just trying to focus on one ball at a time. You always aspire to play like that when your team is in The more experience you gain, the more you improve.

Rishabh Pant took India over the line with an incredible 125 not knocked out shot to complete a 2-1 series win at Emirates Old Trafford.

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Rishabh Pant took India over the line with an incredible 125 not knocked out shot to complete a 2-1 series win at Emirates Old Trafford.

Rishabh Pant took India over the line with an incredible 125 not knocked out shot to complete a 2-1 series win at Emirates Old Trafford.

Former Indian player and manager Ravi Shastri on Pant: “He’s brilliant for the global game – he has flair and the ability to entertain people in all formats. It was a special hundred as India were down at one point but this guy is a special player .”

Player of the series, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya said: “White ball cricket is very close to me and it’s something I cherish. We all know how good the England team is and for us it was important to come here, to step up and to show what we have.”

And then

It’s a quick turnaround for Jos Buttler’s side, they are back in action on Tuesday to play the first of three ODIs against South Africa in Durham. Coverage begins at 12.30pm on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event, with play due to start at 1pm.

Meanwhile, the England women’s team also face South Africa. They are 6-2 in the multi-format series heading into Monday’s third ODI at Leicester. Watch from 1.30pm on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event with play starting half an hour later.




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