Jos Buttler feels the responsibility and motivation to bring England white-ball cricket back on track

St John’s (Antigua), Dec 2 (IANS) Heading into a rebuilding phase after the disappointment of the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup, England captain Jos Buttler said he is keen to take on the responsibility and drive to get the team back on track in white. Ball cricket events starting from ODI series against West Indies.

England entered the tournament in India as defending champions, but lost six of their first seven matches to exit the race for the knockouts. But late wins against the Netherlands and Pakistan secured qualification for the 2025 Champions Trophy. They now begin their rebuild with an ODI series against the West Indies in Antigua on Sunday.

„We’re running a bad tournament. It’s been in a great place for a long time and you see the depth of talent from the guys and you want to help shape that era of white-ball cricket. It’s something I feel responsible and motivated to get England white-ball cricket back to where it’s been for a long time. Bring it on,” ICC reported Buttler as saying.

Talking about the World Cup in India, Buttler emphasized that it was a learning curve to focus on his own performance and the team while leading the team.

„It was a big learning for me, managing my own game is vital to the team and finding different ways to do it allows me to walk into the middle with a clear mind.

„(And) realizing that those kinds of matches don’t define you, I have to use that as motivation and hunger to push myself and the team forward and learn from it. The rest of my life.”

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Phil Salt and Will Jacks have been confirmed as openers for a new-look England ahead of the first ODI in North Sound. „There’s some amazing talent in this team. The youngsters are eager to get their chances and perform well. There are some guys who haven’t had much exposure in ODI cricket but have a lot of experience in Test cricket, so don’t necessarily need to be fresh. International game. It’s a good mix,” Buttler added. said.

Buttler, a wicketkeeper-batsman, said at this stage in his career, with a young family around him, he now has a better perspective and maturity to deal with disappointments on the field.

„I’m at a point in my life and career where I’ve got a good perspective. I’ve come home and I’ve got two kids who don’t really care about the World Cup. It definitely gives you a good focus as a dad. Those things, but I’m a very proud boy and also have disappointments. „

„But life moves on, the world moves too fast. There’s always something to look forward to. It’s never as bad as you think, and it’s never as good as you think.”

(This report was published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. No editing of headline or content by ABP Live.)

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