ENG vs NZ: England Will Adapt Style Of Attacking Cricket In World Cup- Jos Buttler

Updated - 05 Oct 2023, 05:23 PM

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England skipper Jos Buttler has said that England will adapt their style of attacking cricket in the ICC World Cup 2023. England is known for following their attacking batting style popularly known as Bazball.

Jos Buttler will lead the team in the tournament opener on Thursday, October 5. The defending champions will face New Zealand in the opening game of the ICC World Cup 2023. The match takes place at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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England Will Adpat Its Style Of Attacking Cricket: Jos Buttler

Speaking to the media ahead of the tournament, England skipper Jos Butter said that they expect a lot of different wickets throughout the tournament.

“I think the big skill in it, there’ll be lots of different wickets we’ll play on around the country. There can be some of the best batting wickets in the world here. Some of them can be a little bit on the slower side, some can spin. So, reading the conditions quickly will be a big part of the game”, Jos Buttler said.

However, Buttler also added they will adapt to their aggressive batting style in every match irrespective of the wicket.

“But we will always try and adapt our style of attacking cricket to whatever surfaces we’re playing on. I think you’ve got to adapt in the game and play differently. But we’ll always, whatever the sort of game is, we’ll try and play at the higher level of that,” the wicketkeeper batsman further added.

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IPL Gives Us A Lot Of Familiarity: Jos Buttler

England also supported their aggressive batting style in Ashes 2023, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Jos Buttler also feels that IPL gives them a lot of familiarity with playing cricket in India and it will be an advantage for many teams.

“I think it gives us a lot of familiarity with the venues and the travel around India, the hotels you stay in, and those kinds of things. So, we know what to expect. Obviously, we’re playing 50 over cricket, not 20 over cricket as you would in the IPL. And lots of the other teams are in a similar position with that”.

“Many players from all around the world come here and experience the IPL. So, I believe that’s an advantage for most teams to have played quite a bit of cricket in India,” Buttler told the media ahead of the World Cup 2023 opener”, Buttler further said.

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England is the defending champions of the ICC World Cup 2023 and aims to defend the title. Jos Buttler and Co. also won the ICC T20 World Cup last year and are among the strongest teams in the tournament.


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