CM – The absence of Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, doesn’t make this English team weak: Jos Buttler


Stokes and Archer were the heroes of England’s 50-over World Cup victory in 2019, and experts believe their absence will hurt the team’s prospects in the UAE.

Published: October 05, 2021 18:19 |

Last updated: October 05, 2021 6:23 PM

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LONDON: English wicketkeeper batsman Jos Butter thinks that despite the lack of key all-rounder Ben Stokes and pace bowler Jofra Archer, his team won’t be weaklings and would be one of the favorites, the ICC T20 World Cup trophy to be picked up when the mega-event kicks off in the United Arab Emirates and Oman later this month.

All-rounder Stokes is not part of the 15-man provisional squad for the T20 World Cup after being an undetermined Has taken a break from play to focus on his mental wellbeing while Archer will miss the mega-event and Ashes tour of Australia a recurring stress fracture on his right elbow.

Stokes and Archer were the heroes of England’s 50- over World Cup victory in 2019, and experts believe their absence will hurt the team’s prospects in the UAE.

« We are certainly one of the favorites, we are e in a brilliant team. I know we will miss Ben and Jofra, two superstars, but you look at the list anyway and there are some real match winners on our team. Liam Livingstone, like his game in those T20 series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and The Hundred, will go into the World Cup with fantastic confidence, « Buttler told the Daily Mail.

 » And Tymal Mills to operate again see – we’ve seen him in a bit of an England shirt before and his return is a fantastic story for him, he has this left arm angle, this extreme pace and he has a pretty good, slower ball than, “Well, he’s a great one Man in your squad who can cause a lot of problems, « added Buttler.

Livingstone, who is back to top form on his return to England after almost four years and a 42-ball tonne – England’s fastest T20I- in June Century – scored against Pakistan, the batsman will be the second choice of the 2016 edition.

England last reached the final of the T20 World Championship in 2016 when Carlos Brathwaites blitzkrieg – in which he scored Stokes in the final four sec hser scored in a row – secured victory for the West Indies. But Buttler said that was history.

« It was an incredibly unique finale and I look back on the turns in both directions and the elements of luck that went with it. It was pretty amazing. But knowing that you can win like this, is a big bonus and gives the team confidence. We are in a new environment with a new team and a different competition so we have to concentrate fully on the task at hand. But we can draw on that experience, « added Buttler .

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