England vs Pakistan: Jos Buttler's blazing knocks 'demoralising' our top order, quips teammate Jason Roy

Jos Buttler is an exceptional talent and his blistering knocks are nearly demoralising England’s top order batsmen who score at a more conventional run-a-ball rate, team mate Jason Roy has said.

Reuters, May 14, 2019 17:44:21 IST

London: Jos Buttler is an exceptional talent and his blistering knocks are nearly demoralising England’s top order batsmen who score at a more conventional run-a-ball rate, teammate Jason Roy has said.

Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 110 off 55 balls against Pakistan in the second ODI at Southampton. Reuters

Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 110 off 55 balls against Pakistan in the second ODI at Southampton. Reuters

Buttler blasted a 50-ball century, his eighth in one-dayers, in Saturday’s second ODI against Pakistan, prompting former England captain Nasser Hussain to rank the 28-year-old among the all-time greats in this format.

“He’s as good as it gets to be honest,” Roy told Sky Sports.

“It’s not a shock, in fact it’s getting a bit kind of routine for him to come out and play those sort of innings.

“He’s almost demoralising the guys at the top of the order that are going at a run-a-ball and he comes in and just blitzes it.”

Buttler made 110 not out at two-runs-a-ball rate and England will expect their middle order lynchpin to keep firing as they chase their maiden 50-overs World Cup title.

“He’s an extreme talent and works hard for it and deserves everything he gets,” said Roy, who scored 87 against Pakistan on his return from injury.

“I’m 100 percent fit. I spent six or seven weeks with my hamstring injury, fixing my torn hamstring. Then my back was quite a big issue but it was resolved by the great medical staff we have here.”

Updated Date: May 18, 2019 08:50:13 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254