England’s stand-in captain Jos Buttler said he is still trying to use the captaincy role and the emotions that come with it. The 30-year-old is in charge of the side in the lack of the injured Eoin Morgan.
Jos Buttler has led England 11 times in limited-overs cricket, with his first captainship stint coming in 2015. Talking about how he is coping as the leader of the side, the wicketkeeper-batsman trusted Eoin Morgan for making him relaxed in the captaincy role.
“I was thinking yesterday, if I wasn’t ready to step into Morgs’ shoes when he’s not playing now, I never would be. He’s one of the best captains I’ve ever played under and a great friend, and I’ve learned a lot from talking to him about leadership and how he captains. That’s certainly helped me feel more comfortable,” Buttler said in a pre-match press conference ahead of the 3rd ODI.
Buttler extra added that even though he does have to undergo as a player, he is just learning the ropes as a captain.
“Although I do have experience as a player, I don’t have loads of experience as a captain, so there are some different feelings and emotions that you have to get used to.”
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Jos Buttler led England to a relaxed win in the 2nd ODI against India, support the visitors to level the series 1-1. On an individual level, the wicketkeeper-batsman will be impatient to deliver with the bat in the final game after managing scores of 2 & 0 in the first two ODIs.
“The way I see cricket is very closely aligned to Eoin”- Jos Buttler said
Speaking about bringing something various to the table from Eoin Morgan as a skipper, Buttler said that he and Morgan share comparable views regarding the game. The 30-year-old also stressed how almost everyone in the English team is on the same waveform, making his task easier as a skipper.
“Myself and Eoin have a very similar view on the game, and that runs throughout the team as well. It’s not just us as captain and vice-captain; it’s a lot of senior players and anyone who really plays in the side. We all generally see the game as very similar, which is a big plus for English cricket. Of course, you want to be authentic as a captain and be yourself. Think another strength of this site is that everyone is very honest with their opinions. The way I see cricket is very closely aligned to Eoin,” Jos Buttler said.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 17, 2021
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