Jos Buttler, the captain of England’s white-ball team, has asked the administrators to ensure that bilateral cricket is still relevant despite their 3-0 defeat in Australia.
Nine days after defeating Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup championship match at the MCG, the England one-day team was destroyed by Australia by 221 runs on Tuesday, giving Australia a 3-0 series victory.
The England one-day team was destroyed by Australia by 221 runs on Tuesday, as Australia won the three-match series. This came nine days after Australia defeated Pakistan in the T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
In a lopsided match at the MCG, the home team scored 355-5 before bowling England out for 142 in 31.4 overs in front of a nearly empty crowd.
Jos Buttler’s remarks
Buttler told the BBC following England’s biggest loss in this format, “It was always going to be a tough series for us, coming off of the World Cup.”
“Every time England plays Australia, you want to put on fantastic performances, but it’s been difficult.”
“To be completely honest, I couldn’t give a damn about the results. We received all we hoped for from the Australian trip.”
“The fact that several players of England’s test squad are already in Abu Dhabi getting preparations for their tour of Pakistan could also be used to determine the nature of their busy itinerary.”
“We live in a different era,” added Buttler, noting how the state of cricket has altered significantly over the past few years.
“Many people are debating how to maintain the relevance of bilateral cricket, and I believe this series is a good illustration of maybe how not to do it,” said the author.
“To be honest, I have a little sympathy for the players—especially the young ones who are just entering the game.” “The timetable doesn’t now seem to allow you the opportunity to play all formats, which is what you want to accomplish.”
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