Australian skipper Tim Paine lauded Jos Buttler’s batting skills after the wicketkeeper-batsman rescued his side from troubled waters.
Paine said that Buttler is the ‘absolute peak of the powers’ in the limited-overs format, as of now.
Gloveman added that former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is good at his trait but in the contemporary times, Buttler is the best white-ball wicketkeeper-batter
Meanwhile, England had their backs against the wall for the first time in the recently concluded five-match One-day International series. The hosts were tottering for 114 for eight in reply to Australia’s 1st innings of 205 runs.
But, Buttler was England’s only hope and the gloveman didn’t disappoint with his batting skills.
Jos Buttler is the best in the business:
The right-handed batsman Buttler was able to bat right throughout to take his team over the line. It was a fine knock of 110 runs off 122 balls – to register a complete 5-0 whitewash over Kangaroos.
Thus, England was able to clean sweep Australia for the first time. Buttler was also adjudged as the Player of the Series.
“He’s good; he’s very good. Right now, at the moment, he’d have to be the best white-ball wicket-keeper batsman in the world. I don’t think there are too many guys to challenge him. MS Dhoni is pretty good, but right at this moment, Jos is at the absolute peak of his powers. He understands his one-day game so well and knows his strengths inside out and just doesn’t go away from him,” Paine said to the English media.
Tim Paine added the Australian batsman can learn a lot by observing England’s batsman play at the top of their game.
Meanwhile, Australia was totally outplayed by the English side in the ODI series except for the last match held at Old Trafford on Sunday (June 24).
“He’s someone for our batters to watch and see first hand. Those experiences are going to be really good for D’Arcy Short or Travis Head to see him and Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy at their best,” Paine asserted.
Australia will play their final tour game on June 27 which is a One-off Twenty20 International. The tourists will definitely like to get on the board against the potent England side.
Meanwhile, England will then take on India in a three-match T20I series, as many ODIs and five Test matches. The gruelling competition will kick off in July, this year.