Jos Buttler's captaincy the biggest drawback for England?
Jos Buttler (PC: Twitter)
Jos Buttler will lead the English squad in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. In the absence of Jonny Bairstow, the onus of opening the batting will be on him, and the team will depend on him for some solid but dynamic starts.
Let us look at Jos Buttler's records as captain in the shortest format of the game.
Jos Buttler captaincy record
Well, as the numbers suggest, Jos Buttler has yet to bring out his A-game as the team's skipper.
His leadership skills will be an area of concern for the English team in the mega tournament. The fact that he is yet to deliver the desired results as the team's captain might haunt the team during the World Cup.
Jos Buttler has been one of the most destructive openers in the shortest format of the game. His evolution, especially in the last two or three seasons, is very noticeable. He has been at his best in the international arena in 2020 and 2021 and also displayed his excellence in the last edition of the IPL.
Jos Buttler's batting record
But the year 2022 has not been his best with the bat. He has been struggling to get consistent runs, and as a result, his ability to lead the team is also getting affected.
However, England will still depend on Buttler for some dynamic starts in the upcoming World Cup. If Buttler regains his form, it will help his team with some solid starts and give him the confidence to lead the team with added confidence and much-needed swagger.