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England captain Jos Buttler is confident about tackling India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar as both teams will lock horns in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup on Thursday. Kumar has a good record against Buttler in T20Is.
Buttler is confident about taking on Bhuvneshwar in the semi-final (Courtesy: AP)
By India Today Web Desk: England captain Jos Buttler has expressed his confidence in tackling India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar, saying that he doesn’t fear anyone ahead of the second semi-final in Adelaide on Thursday.
England and India will lock horns in the all-important clash at the Adelaide Oval and one of the key player battlers during the match will be Buttler going up against Kumar.
The Indian pacer has enjoyed great success against the England captain, dismissing him five times in eight innings in T20Is. Kumar has also conceded just 30 runs in 32 deliveries against Buttler.
Speaking at the press conference ahead of the second semi-final on Thursday, the England captain said that he is confident about facing Kumar. Buttler said that while there are certain bowlers against whom you would tend to have good and bad times, he certainly doesn’t fear anyone and is always looking to prepare well and play the ball in front of him.
“I’m always confident in my own game. I think there are always certain bowlers that you potentially find harder than others and or at certain times in your career. You have good times against them or bad times against them. But I certainly don’t fear anyone. I always prepare well and I look to play the ball in front of me and not the bowler,” said Buttler.
Buttler also commented on the mood in the England camp ahead of the semi-final and said that the players are excited about the clash with India.
“We are all really excited about the match. You know in my opinion in one of the best stadiums in the world against a brilliant Indian team which will be well supported tomorrow. So, it’s going to be a great occasion and you know these are the times that you want to be involved as a player,” said Buttler.