England batsman Dawid Malan claimed that teammate Jos Buttler is a ‘freak’ when he finds his rhythm and can offset a bowler’s line and lengths in a matter of deliveries. Buttler scored his maiden T20I century against Sri Lanka to become the first Englishman to score hundreds in all three formats.
The opener has been in amazing form in the ongoing T20 World Cup and has been one of the root causes of England’s four-game win streak in the Super 12 stage. They will play their final game on Saturday against South Africa, and the match will decide the semifinalists from Group 1.
“Jos, when he gets going, is an absolute freak. You don’t know where to bowl to him. You bowl a full length, and he hits it for six, you bowl short, and he hits you for six,” Malan was quoted as saying to The Times.
“Sometimes the younger version of me would play one good innings then get lazy” – Jos Buttler
The prolific opener, Jos Buttler, said that he’s trying to maintain consistency over a period of matches. Just one innings won’t have much of an impact, and Buttler instead wants to keep the process repeating over and over again.
“Probably the most pleasing thing for me is to play back-to-back knocks, and they were quite different innings as well. Sometimes the younger version of me would play one good innings then get a bit lazy and live off it for a bit.”
“I think as I have got older, I’ve realised that once you’ve played a good innings, it’s gone, it’s history. You’ve got to try to replicate it and do it again,” Buttler mentioned.
England’s final Super 12 stage game is against South Africa, and unless they mess it up completely, they should be good to enter the semis.