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India vs England Eoin Morgan has been a pioneer as batsman and leader in white ball cricket says Jos Buttler

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Jos Buttler called captain Eoin Morgan as a "pioneer for England’s white-ball cricket" after their 8-wicket win over India in the 3rd T20I in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jos Buttler gave Eoin Morgan his 100th T20I cap before the game vs India on Tuesday
  • Morgan is a selfless guy but it’s no mean achievement to reach 100 caps: Buttler
  • England (158/2) beat India (156/6) by 8 wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the 5-match series

England opener Jos Buttler hailed his team captain Eoin Morgan on Tuesday after their 8-wicket win over India in the third T20 international in Ahmedabad.

Buttler's career-best 83 not out helped England gun down the target of 157 in just 18.2 overs at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The visitor therefore, took a 2-1 lead in the five-match series after their 9th win over India in the shortest format.

Talking about his batting position in the team, Buttler said he has got the full backing of the captain to open the innings and also has the license to play his natural, attacking game whenever he goes out to bat.

“I don’t know if it will ever end, people seem to quite enjoy talking about it. I certainly feel the pressure of that sometimes.

"We have lots of guys who would love to bat in that opening position. For most people it’s probably the best place to bat in the game. But I know I’ve got the full backing of Morgs (Eoin Morgan) to go and do it, which gives me a lot of confidence. I know Morgs is keen for me to open in this team and I do it with his backing," Buttler told reporters after the match.

“Eoin is always clear with every single player on what he expects of them, at the moment he wants me to open and backs me 100 per cent."

Morgan was playing his 100th T20I for England last night and it was Buttler who handed him the cap in a special ceremony just before the game. Buttler then went on to label Morgan as a "pioneer for England’s white-ball cricket" after the game got over.“He’s been a pioneer for England’s white-ball cricket - he was a pioneer as a player to start with and certainly as a captain and leader.

"He’s taken England’s white-ball cricket to places it’s never been before and he’s done it in a quite incredible way. He’s a selfless guy but it’s no mean achievement to reach 100 caps,” Buttler said.

 

Source: INDIA TODAY

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