The England Skipper Jos Buttler opens on their side’s defeat during the match against India in the World Cup 2023.
Jos Buttler on defeat against India
England is scheduled to play in the 29th World Cup match against India on October 29 at Lucknow Stadium. They had their fifth defeat out of six matches they have played so far in the World Cup 2023.
Winning the toss, England chose to bowl where Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opened the innings while Willey opened the bowling attack. With the dismissal of Shubman Gill for 9 runs by Woakes, Virat Kohli was sent out on a duck by Willey.
The dismissal of Shreyas Iyer for 4 runs was a big setback for the side as India was down to the last seven wickets scoring only 40 runs. Rohit Sharma was impressive during the match as he scored 87 runs on 101 deliveries which included 10 fours and 3 sixes and was dismissed by Adil Rashid.
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav helped the side with their 39 and 49 scores but were dismissed by Willey. Other batters were sent out with low figures as they were dismissed by England bowlers.
Willey dismissed three wickets while Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid dismissed two wickets each. By the end of 50 overs, Indian scored 229 runs losing 9 wickets with Siraj yet to bat.
With a target of 230, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan opened the innings while India’s ace Pacer Jasprit Bumrah opened the bowling attack. Dawid Malan scored 16 runs while Joe Root was sent out with a golden duck by Bumrah.
With the dismissal of Stokes for a duck, England was down to three wickets scoring 33 runs by the end of the 8th over. Jonny Bairstow scored 14 runs and was dismissed by Shami.
Other batters were sent out at regular intervals by intense bowling attacks from Indian bowlers. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone for 10 and 27 runs. By the end, England was folded for 129 runs losing all 10 wickets in the 35th over.
While speaking after the match Jos Buttler said, “Very disappointed. At the halfway stage, chasing 230 and seeing how wet it got, we fancied ourselves, same old story. I wasn’t sure if Dew would come or not.”
“Just the gut feeling said that we wanted to chase. That’s as good as we’ve been with the ball throughout the tournament. We created good pressure, we bowled well, took wickets.”
“If you said we are chasing 230, we would have been happy with that. Personally, I wanted to try and soak some pressure up, come through that phase, and then build a partnership and sort of kill the momentum that India had. It’s about committing and executing your skill.”
“Chasing 230, there wasn’t scoreboard pressure. It’s about trying to come through that phase. We are just falling short whichever way we are doing it at the minute. Our answers on a postcard, I think. Some top players and we are a long way short of our best.”
“Excellent start in the powerplay, the guys found some movement, there was a bit of indifferent bounce as well, and the ground fielding was good. It felt like today was the day where it was all turning around, but the way we batted, didn’t back that up. (On Champions Trophy 2025 qualification) We are aware of that, we’ve still got lots to play for,” he concluded.
England will be playing their World Cup match against Australia on November 04, at Narendra Modi Stadium.