Aakash Saini ∙ Oct 15 2022, 1:30 PM

Jos Buttler names his favourites to win T20 World Cup 2022

image-l99u7md6Aaron Finch and Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler recently led England to an emphatic 2-0 win over hosts Australia in the lead up to the T20 World Cup 2022. Despite handing the Australians a defeat in their own backyard, captain Buttler still believes the hosts remains the team to beat in the upcoming tournament.

Jos Buttler backs Australia to win T20 World Cup 2022

During an all-captain press conference in Melbourne, Jos Buttler stated that he believes Australia to be one of the favourites to win the T20 World Cup. The English skipper cited Australia’s home advantage as one of the reasons, and also spoke about the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket.

The cricketer claimed that any host nation often starts out as favourites in big tournaments. Moreover, Buttler also revealed how Australia would anyhow start as one of the teams to watch out for, considering they are the defending champions.

The English captain said:

“Many of us have travelled and played in Australia and know the conditions, but of course no-one is going to know the conditions or be as accustomed to them as the Australian team. They are also reigning champions, so you have to pick them out probably as favourites for the tournaments.”

Notably, both England and Australia are placed in Group A. The two sides will be locking horns on October 28 at the MCG.

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