Jos Buttler hopes to draw inspiration from Rishabh Pant’s exploits in Australia ahead of the Ashes series

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England goalkeeper batsman Jos Buttler hopes to emulate India’s Rishabh Pants heroism in Australia in the upcoming Ashes series Down Under. Jos Buttler, who was initially questionable for the Ashes tour, will now become England’s first-choice glove man.

Rishabh Pant played a significant role in India’s two Test series victories over Australia. Southpaw made game-changing and counter-attack shots to put Australia’s valued bowling attack under pressure. Buttler hopes to do the same as England aim to regain the urn.

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Jos Buttler wrote in his column for The Telegraph, saying he loved watching Pant in Australia, observing his fearlessness and taking calculated risks. The 31-year-old wrote, referring to his desire to translate his white ball form into red ball cricket:

“One player I really enjoyed watching play test in Australia was Rishabh Pant when they won there last winter. I love the way he can change his game between the defensive side and the aggressive side and be completely fearless. I want to try to take the same kind of fearless attitude that I have had in the T20 World Cup, in my red ball. “

He added:

“It not only means everything out attack. But it removes the worries of too many things – keep the game very simple and seek to put bat to ball.”

Pant’s role was telling in India’s victory this year as he played two of the biggest battles in Sydney and Brisbane in the last two Tests. The 23-year-old and the tourists garnered praise around the world when an underpowered visiting team got a historic series.

“I spent my last few days in Dubai and tried not to think so much about cricket” – Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler.  (Image credits: Getty)
Jos Buttler. (Image credits: Getty)

Speaking of England’s stunning semi-final exit in the 2021 T20 World Cup semi-final, Buttler revealed that the whole camp was not in the right place. He said:

“I spent my last few days in Dubai trying not to think so much about cricket – we came here with high hopes and expectations and came up short where we wanted to go so we were pretty flat.”

England were among the favorites to lift the trophy and had an even run until the semi-finals. However, they lost to New Zealand in a close showdown in knockouts. Buttler was England’s unique player with the bat, scoring 269 runs in six matches to an average of 89.66 with one hundred and fifty.