After enduring a dry spell in the first two games of the ongoing T20 series between India and England, Jos Buttler wreaked havoc in the third game, scoring an unbeaten 83-run knock off 52 balls. His innings helped England register a comprehensive 8-wicket victory over India on Tuesday.
Jos Buttler’s batting position has been a topic of debate for quite some time now. The English cricketer opened the batting in all three games apart from donning the gloves. While Buttler has been batting at the top of the order, he remains open to bat at whichever place the teams wasn’t him to.
“I don’t know if it will ever end (debate of him opening the batting), people seem to quite enjoy talking about it. I certainly feel the pressure of that sometimes,” said Buttler in a virtual press conference.
“Yes, opening the batting is my preference in the T20. I think for most people it is the best place to bat. But I am always open-minded, certain teams may ask me to bat somewhere else,” he added.
Buttler further explains that the skipper Morgan believes in his ability as a top-order batsman and wants him to open the innings for the side.
“We have lots of guys who would love to bat in that opening position. For most people, it’s probably the best place to bat in the game,” said Buttler.
“Eoin is always very clear with every single player on what he expects from them and how much he backs them to do that job. At the moment he wants me to open the batting and he backs me 100 per cent so that gives me a lot of confidence,” he added.
After winning the third T20, England have taken a 2-1 lead in the series. The fourth T20 international will be played on 18th March 2021 at the Narenda Modi International Stadium.