Joss Buttler : Highlights
•When Joss Buttler picked the first five players in his dream ODI XI.
•Joss Buttler will lead the England cricket team in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the start of the ODI World Cup 2023 on October 5, England captain Jos Buttler has picked his first 5 players for his dream ODI XI ahead of the marquee event. It is worth mentioning that Buttler-led England will face New Zealand in the opening match of the tournament.
Buttler’s wild rise in international cricket
Buttler has emerged as one of England’s most valuable assets in white-ball cricket over the years. He was integral in England’s victory in the 2019 ODI World Cup and then led the team to their inaugural T20 World Cup in 2022. With 7,730 runs in limited-overs cricket, Buttler’s skills with the bat are also well documented. and it is no surprise that the England management has entrusted him with a leadership role in the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
With his vast experience and cricketing skills, Buttler recently shared with the ICC the first five players he picked in his dream ODI XI.
Jos Buttler’s five first picks for his dream ODI XI
1) Rohit Sharma
India’s explosive opener Rohit Sharma is Buttler’s first choice. With three double centuries in the ODI format and his ability to dominate and accelerate the innings, Rohit is perfect for any dream team. His elegant stroke and consistency make him an ideal choice.
2) Quinton de Kock
Buttler’s second choice is South African opener Quinton de Kock. The Proteas batsman’s explosive batting style and 6,176 runs in the ODI format make him a perfect complement to Rohit. He has the ability to handle pressure and adapt quickly to the demands of the game, making him an invaluable asset at the top of the lineup.
3) Glenn Maxwell
Australia’s star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell secures No. 3 spot in Buttler’s dream ODI XI. Known for his contributions with both bat and ball, Maxwell brings versatility to the team. His batting ability can be a game changer in the innings, making him a middle order.
4) Anrich Nortje
Of the pace options, Buttler went with Proteas pace sensation Anrich Nortje. The blistering pace of the South African seam constantly crosses the 145 kmph mark, which puts even the best batsmen under immense pressure. His ability to bounce back and generate genuine speed has troubled many top batsmen.
5) Adil Rashid
Buttler’s last pick was his teammate Adil Rashid. An integral part of the England cricket team, Rashid’s spin wizardry has defeated even the most skilled batsmen. His ability to turn the ball both ways and make crucial hits in the middle overs makes him an indispensable asset in any ODI XI.