Jos Buttler was at his destructive best against the Netherlands and went on a record-breaking 162 off of just 70 balls. Smashing 14 sixes and seven boundaries, the batter was in a zone of his own. Thus, helped the team to the highest ever ODI score of 498/4.
After the game, the right-handed batter gave credit for this explosive batting to the Indian T20 League. Jos Buttler plays for the Rajasthan team in the Indian T20 League. In this year’s edition, the batter produced a massive 863 runs in 17 games with an average of 57.53. His strike rate throughout this year’s Indian T20 League was 149.05.
Speaking about his form he said, “The Indian T20 League couldn’t have gone better for me, coming here in good touch, good wicket, licence to attack. The World T20 went well, the Ashes was tough, I had two months of no cricket, very refreshing, turned up to the Indian T20 League with lots of motivation, energy and drive to get the best out of yourself.”
The batter was instrumental in guiding the team to a massive 232-run victory over the Netherlands team. Buttler was also happy for the new white ball head coach Matthew Mott and said, “Good start for him, isn’t it. We have a clear-cut style of play, he wants to sit back and watch the team play, we want to sharpen up in certain areas, and great to see Sam Curran back in an England shirt. Trying to work out the conditions, and back my six-hitting, stand stiller and hit sixes,” added Buttler.
England are currently experimenting with different teams for different formats. While the white-ball team plays against the Netherlands in the second ODI, the red-ball side plays against New Zealand from June 23. England have already won the Test series with a win in both of the first two games.