3 Reasons Why Jos Buttler Is Destined To Fail In The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022

Updated - 14 Jun 2024, 05:11 PM

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Jos Buttler-led England will kickstart their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 campaign against Afghanistan on October 22. The Three Lions will enter the tournament brimming with good form and momentum. England defeated Pakistan 4-3 in the seven-match T20I series before outclassing defending champions Australia 2-0.

Although the team looks in good shape, skipper Jos Buttler has only returned to the fray during the series against Australia after rehabbing an injury. Let’s take a look at three probable reasons that might not let the England skipper shine.

Lack of enough game-time for Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler
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England captain Jos Buttler will be returning from injury and not having enough game-time as he heads into the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He played the 3-match series against Australia in Australia – their final tune-up for the T20 World Cup.

Buttler was out with a calf injury and he missed the entire 7-match series against Pakistan despite travelling with the rest of the squad to the Asian nation for a historic trip.

The pressure of scripting a unique record

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo: Twitter)

Jos Buttler’s England has a strong chance of being the reigning world champion in both of the limited-overs formats despite a renewed push to make test cricket its priority.

The England squad heads into the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia as the current titleholders in the 50-over World Cup following their success on home soil in 2019.

The national team also came close to winning the T20 World Cup in 2016, reaching the final and looking in good shape to beat the West Indies before Carlos Brathwaite smashed four straight sixes in an extraordinary last over.

Jos Buttler rate rivals Australia as title favourites

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler PC- Twitter

While the England-Australia rivalry is one of the heated events in cricket, ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup Three Lions skipper Jos Buttler named their rivals as the title favourites. Jos Buttler says hosts and defending champions Australia are the team to beat at the T20 World Cup.

England, recently defeated Australia 2-0 in a three-match T20 series last week, with rain denying them the chance to clinch a 3-0 sweep as the final game in Canberra was washed out with the tourists in a dominant position.

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