IND vs. ENG: Eoin Morgan pioneers white ball cricket, says Jos Buttler

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Skipper Eoin Morgan is one of the “pioneers” of the white ball, who brought English cricket to a different level with his incredible leadership, according to his deputy Joss Butler.

Morgan, who had ended the 44-year wait for his first ODI World Cup title in 2019, became England’s first player and fourth overall to make 100 T20 cricket appearances.

He celebrated the moment with eight victories over India in the third T20.

“He is a pioneer in English white cricket players. He has always been a man ahead of the curve,” Butler told reporters after England grabbed a 2-1 lead in a five-game series on Tuesday.

Continuing to praise his skipper, Butler said Morgan and Kevin Petersen took their white ball cricket to different levels.

“They were two guys I’ve always looked at in teams with white balls and who could do a little differently, who could keep the game going and look like they’re on the curve.

“He’s a pioneer, as a player to start with. And certainly as a captain and a leader. He brought English cricket with a white ball to a place it’s never been before, to be honest. He did it in an amazing way.

“Everyone is happy to play for him. The environment he has created, the band we have at the moment, is as much fun as ever. As a really good team, he was a huge driver for that along with a few others.

“He is a selfless man. Today he is really for him and there is no feat to achieve 100 champions,” he added.

Butler, who was previously seen as a finisher, also said he has full support from Morgan to play the role of opening tool in the T20Is after his captain promoted him in 2018.

“Now I have the full support of Morgs (Eoin Morgan) to go and do this and it gives me a lot of confidence. And I think I really enjoyed the role today, as always,” Butler, who scored the match-winning undefeated 83, said .

“Yes, that (opens up) my preference for T20 cricket. But I will always be open-minded, I’m sure some teams may ask me to fight somewhere else, but I know that Morgs wants me to open up in this team and do so with his support. “

Asked if the hammer had ended the debate over who should open it, he said: “I think people seem very happy to talk about it. And yes, I certainly feel the pressure from that sometimes.”

“Every time I do, I have the opportunity to try and argue, because you know that obviously there are a lot of us who can open the wad for this team.”

“Eoin is always clear with each player what he expects from them and how much he supports people to do this job. At the moment he wants me to open up and support me 100 percent. So that gives me a lot of confidence. You haven’t come out and see a side home is a fantastic feeling. “

Rajasthan Royals’ cricket is struggling to score freely Yuzvendra sighed in IPL and in the first T20I the spinner caught him in a trap, but in the third match it was different.

Defending the modest 157, skipper They grow kohli pressed in Chahal early in the fourth, but only to see Buttler go into counterattack mode in his unbeaten 52-ball shot with four sixes and five limits.

“I felt it was a great opportunity to try to attack him. The ball had swung a little for the tailors and was upright, so I felt that the spin would be the best time to attack in Powerplay,” he explained.

The penultimate T20I between the two teams will be on Thursday.



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