England is probably not at their finest for Australia ODIs: Jos Buttler

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England is probably not at their finest for Australia ODIs: Jos Buttler

England captain Jos Buttler mentioned that after the T20 World Cup triumph, his group may combat again for the ODI sequence towards Australia after just a few days of relaxation. England, who beat Pakistan within the closing in Melbourne on Sunday, will tackle Australia on the Adelaide Oval on Thursday within the first of a three-match ODI sequence with nothing a lot at stake for both group.

White-ball captain Butler instructed reporters on Wednesday, “It will be a challenge.”

“There’s no point in saying all the right things, that we’ll do our best.”

After profitable the 50-over World Cup on dwelling soil in 2019, England now maintain each world limited-overs trophies, however their dominance would not assure enthusiasm for extra cricket on the finish of an extended tour of Australia.

All-rounder Moeen Ali mentioned it was “horrible” to have one other sport so quickly after Sunday’s closing. Teammate Sam Billings, who was not a part of the T20 World Cup squad, was extra welcoming.

“We are good friends with a lot of Australian players, but when it comes to the pitch, you want to beat them,” he mentioned on Wednesday.

“Regardless of format, it’s at all times an amazing rivalry and at all times nice sport. We’re actually wanting ahead to it.”

Australia come contemporary towards England after their semi-final exit of their dwelling T20 World Cup. Australia’s new ODI captain Pat Cummins mentioned he hoped England would nonetheless be prepared for the competitors.

“They will definitely be strong, even if they are a little tired,” he instructed reporters.

“We think we probably didn’t play as well as we know we can play (at the World Cup), so here’s a chance to play against the best. It’s great.”


With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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