Sri Lanka vs England 2018: Jos Buttler Takes a Cue from Michael Clarke’s Video
Its been quite an eventful time for Englishmen in Sri Lanka. They are enjoying their game to the core, and the results are following them like their pet dogs. Thankfully for England, the entire tour has witnessed a collective team effort in winning the games for the visitors. And also, they are on the verge of doing something special at Colombo. Meanwhile, Jos Buttler speaks on his batting show and how Michael Clarke’s old batting video helped him.
Personally, the last few months have been pretty brilliant for Jos Buttler in his professional career. He made his mark in the Indian Premier League and then got the Test call-up where he put on a stunning show for his side against Pakistan and India.
We watched Michael Clarke’s old batting classic – Jos Buttler
The classy stroke-maker revealed all of them have been sharing a room and watched the old cricket classics, in which, one of them was Michael Clarke’s knock. He quoted Anderson told him that Graeme Swann felt pretty hard in tackling him.
Further, he went on to say he also wanted to do the same in the tough Sri Lankan conditions, especially, against Dilruwan Perera. Jos quoted he avoided sweeping the balls to keep LBW calls away from him.
“In Kandy, we were watching one of those cricket classics and Michael Clarke was batting, and Jimmy (Anderson) said, God, he was using his feet nearly every ball and (Graeme) Swann couldn’t bowl at him. I thought that seems like a good way to go, I’ll try a bit of that.” Buttler told Sky Sports at the end of the third day in Colombo.
”Sweeping had a risk of lbw and I tried to take that out of the game by getting as far out as I could. I think with it spinning like that, if you can get as close to it as possible to the ball, especially on the full, then it can’t spin. At times I was maybe a bit too premeditated on how I was coming down. I was trying to gauge an area and it would have been ideal to go later and a bit more direct at the ball just after release,” he added.
All in all, Jos Buttler has grown a lot in his stature and progressing brilliantly from strength to strength. The England team management would hope the right-handed batsman continue the same for the next few months.