Tours of India and Australia challenging and exciting: Jos Buttler

first_imgAhead of the five-match ODI rubber against Australia, starting on Sunday, English top-order batsman Jos Buttler on Thursday rated the tours of India and Australia as the toughest challenges for his side.England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler regarded tours to Australia and India as the Three Lions’ biggest challenges ahead of the five-match ODI series against Australia.Buttler, who is England’s limited-overs specialist of sorts, said that playing in India and Australia is exciting and a big challenge for the team.WATCH”Coming here and going away to India are the two biggest challenges for us in the last few years. Massive challenges for us and exciting ones,” Buttler was quoted as saying by”The Australians became the world champions here at the MCG three years ago, so it will be a great test for us as a side.The England vice-captain was also confident of turning the tables around in the ODI series, which starts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. He said that it will be a “great test” for the Englishmen, who were humiliated 0-4 in the preceding Ashes Test rubber.”We won’t be trying to change much with the way we play. You got to be smart and adaptable to the conditions and try to play the type of cricket we normally play,” he said.After the opener at the MCG, the visitors will play the second ODI in Brisbane on January 19, followed by the third game in Sydney on January 21.The final two games will be played at Adelaide (January 26) and Perth (January 28).advertisementThe ODI rubber between Australia and England will be followed by a T20I tri-series also involving New Zealand.(With inputs from IANS)ALSO WATCH:last_img

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