I enjoyed Rishabh Pant’s fearless strike against Australia: Jos Buttler


England wicket keeper Jos Buttler said he enjoyed watching India’s Rishabh Pant when India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia earlier this year. He added that he liked the way Pant went from aggressiveness to defensiveness while maintaining fearlessness.

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Pant was the leading scorer in India‘s 2-1 win over Australia, scoring 274 points in five innings with an average of 68.50.

Buttler has reached Australia with other members of the England squad for the 2021/22 Ashes. After two weeks of mandatory quarantine, he will prepare for the five-game series from December 8 in Brisbane.

“One player I really enjoyed watching Test in Australia was Rishabh Pant, when they won there last winter. I love the way he can switch his game between the defensive side and the aggressive side, and be totally fearless. For any wicket keeper who likes to be more positive, Rishabh is a good guy to watch – his mindset and commitment to his game plans, whether he’s attacking or defending, “Buttler wrote in his column for The daily telegraph Tuesday.

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Buttler said it will be important to adjust to the conditions of the training sessions as this is his first time playing red ball cricket in Australia.

“I played day cricket and T20 cricket in Australia, but I didn’t play any red ball cricket. So, it will be important, during the preparation phase in the nets and warm-up matches, to try to understand the conditions and to determine which shots to play, how well the ball joins or swings and adapt. under the conditions. I don’t want to go to Australia with too many preconceptions. “

He calls the next Ashes the biggest challenge of his career as an English cricketer.

“That said, Australia is a place where a lot of our guys have played in the Big Bash. The pace on the ball and the good wickets certainly suit a lot of the players on our squad. It will probably be the biggest challenge I have. ‘ve ever had in my career. Australia is the only tour that, as an English player, you want to experience, and it’s something to really savor and enjoy – although it will be different without the support of the trip. We expect an intense atmosphere with grounds filled with Australian fans. “

The 31-year-old, who scored 269 points with an average of 89.66 in the T20 World Cup, signed saying he would try to continue with the intrepid state of mind of the Ashes mega event. .

“I’m going to try to adopt the same kind of fearless attitude I had in the T20 World Cup in my red ball hitter. It doesn’t just mean a total attack. But that takes the hassle out of too much – keep the game very simple and look to put the bat against the ball. “

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