Steven Finn, a former fast bowler for England believes that England skipper Jos Buttler can guide his team through these difficult times. The defending champions, England, are now at the bottom of the points table after losing five of their first six games in the ongoing 2023 World Cup.
Finn, in his column for BBC Sport, supported Jos Buttler’s decision to stay as England’s white-ball captain and guide the team through these trying times. The recent defeat against India has severely damaged their hopes of making it to the 2023 ODI World Cup semifinals.
“There has been a lot of fall-out from England’s disastrous World Cup but I still believe Jos Buttler should be allowed to continue as captain. England have a turbulent time ahead after the unravelling of what has been an amazing eight years of white-ball cricket in which they are still, for the time being, dual world champions. But I am strong in my thinking that Buttler is the man to lead England through it,” wrote Finn.
Finn further added that Buttler has enough options to choose whether he wants to continue as England captain after the 2023 World Cup. Previously, Jos Buttler guided England to the 2022 T20 World Cup title in Australia, defeating Pakistan in the final.
“Buttler captained England to winning the T20 World Cup in 2022, he has enough credit in the bank to be able to choose whether he wants to do the job beyond this car crash World Cup, or not. I see a lot of parallels between this campaign and when Morgan was handed the hospital pass of the 2015 50-over World Cup captaincy,” Finn added.
England are set to face Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 4, before taking on Netherlands and Pakistan in their remaining group-stage matches.