Jos Buttler hopeful of an intense performance from his troops in Australia ODIs
Jos Buttler in action [Source: AP]
England will lock horns with Australia in a three-match ODI series starting on Thursday. Ahead of the first match in Adelaide, England captain Jos Buttler has expected his team to give the hosts a run for their money in the series.
Notably, England are coming on the back of a triumphant World Cup campaign. The jam-packed schedule meant they couldn't even properly celebrate their World Cup victory. Buttler stated that it would be mentally challenging for them to cope up with the hectic schedule. However, the swashbuckling keeper-batter reverberated that playing against their arch-rivals would definitely inspire them, bringing the best out of them in the series.
Buttler, who played a sensational knock in the semifinal, also highlighted the happy headache of having numerous talented players, who make it incredibly tough for the think tank to decide the playing XI.
Here's what Buttler stated
"It's tough, I think, absolutely," Buttler said. "But we just get on with it. It is a fast turnaround, there's no point hiding away that it will be a challenge for us, having had such a high a few days ago. We just go into it trying to really enjoy the games and play with lots of freedom - not that we need any excuse to do that,
"Once you get over the line and you're playing against Australia, I'm sure those competitive juices will get going. There's fresh energy, some fantastic players are coming in and want to stamp their mark. There's such depth in talent in the white-ball game, it's tough to get in the final XI and good players miss out."
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