England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is going to play a big role in the Ashes for the visitors, and he has drawn inspiration from Rishabh Pant’s match-winning knocks in Australia. Buttler was in terrific form in the recent T20 World cup 2021 for England and looked very fluent with a marvellous century as well.
Jos Buttler is also expected to be the first choice wicketkeeper for England in the Ashes despite him not having the same impact in red-ball cricket-like in white-ball format. However, it is almost impossible to drop him on current form, and it will be interesting to see how he goes about his game in Australia. Rishabh Pant had a great series in Australia at the start of the year, and that could be the template for Buttler as well.
I Love The Way He Can Change His Game – Jos Buttler On Rishabh Pant
Jos Buttler mentioned that he was astonished by the way Rishabh Pant was able to excel in Australia with both his defensive and aggressive game coming into play. He added that he is looking to transform his white-ball form into the red-ball format as well.
“One player I really enjoyed seeing play Tests in Australia was Rishabh Pant, when they won there last winter. I love the way he can change his game between the defensive side and aggressive sides, and be totally fearless. I’ll be trying to take the same sort of fearless attitude I’ve had in the T20 World Cup into my red ball batting,” Jos Buttler wrote in his column for Telegraph.
Keep The Game Very Simple And Looking To Put Bat To Ball – Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler mentioned that he wants to keep his game simple instead of trying out new things. He added that the T20 World cup semi-final loss had a big impact on Dubai for him and wanted to get it out of his head.
“That doesn’t just mean all out attack. But it’s taking away the worries about too many things – keep the game very simple and looking to put bat to ball.”
“I spent my last few days in Dubai trying not to think about cricket very much – we came here with high hopes and expectations and fell short of where we wanted to get to, so we were quite flat,” he added.
The Ashes begins on the 8th of December with the trophy in Australia’s hands at the moment.