Buttler says England can win T20 World Cup even with out Archer, Stokes


Oct 4 (Reuters) – England are favourites to win the Twenty20 World Cup regardless of the absence of tempo bowler Jofra Archer and all-rounder Ben Stokes, wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler stated.

Stokes was not included in England’s 15-man preliminary squad as he extends his break from cricket to deal with his psychological well being, whereas Archer dominated himself out after he suffered a recurrence of a stress fracture in his proper elbow. learn extra

Coach Chris Silverwood named batter Liam Livingstone and quick bowler Tymal Mills because the replacements within the England squad for the World Cup, which can be held within the United Arab Emirates and Oman from Oct. 17.

“We are certainly one of the favourites, we are a brilliant team,” Buttler stated on Saturday. “I know we’re going to be missing Ben and Jofra, two superstars, but you still look down that list and there’s some real match-winners in our side.

“Liam Livingstone, with the best way his recreation was in these T20 collection towards Sri Lanka and Pakistan and The Hundred, he’ll go into the World Cup with implausible confidence.

“And seeing Tymal Mills… coming back is a fantastic story for him. He has that left-arm angle, that extreme pace and he’s got a pretty good slower ball as well so he is a great guy to have in your squad who can pose a lot of problems.”

England misplaced to West Indies within the ultimate of the 2016 T20 World Cup however bounced again by profitable the 50-over World Cup in 2019.

Led by captain Eoin Morgan, they tackle West Indies within the opening match of this yr’s World Cup on Oct. 23 in Dubai.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru
Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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