Jos Buttler recalls hilarious moments in Antigua amid bad weather
By SMCS - Jun 17, 2024 10:19 am
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England captain Jos Buttler recently recalled how relaxed their pacer Jofra Archer was, as the weather in Antigua threatened to wash out their T20 World Cup 2024 game against Namibia as well. However, Archer was asleep on the bench while the rest of the players kept checking the weather as well.

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England team

Speaking to reporters after England qualified for Super 8s, Buttler said, “We were having a good laugh because we were in and out, looking at the weather and Jofra was asleep on a bench. He didn’t look too stressed and I think that tells you where he’s at, he’s in a really good place. I’m just delighted to see him back in an England shirt playing on the big stage,” Jos Buttler said (via The Independent).

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“He’s certainly exceeded my expectations for where he would be at, even though he was probably expecting that of himself. He’s been fantastic and is an amazing guy to have in the team to throw the ball to. Certainly, he wants the big moments, and he performs well in those moments,” he again added.

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England team

However, the match against Namibia started against all odds as the officials decided to have an 11-over game as well, which was later reduced to 10 as well. The defending champions won by 41 runs and Australia later beat Scotland, helping England reach a Super 8 spot as well. Jos Buttler credited the players for doing well.

“It’s going to be a challenge but we’ve had so many rain-affected games, people are chomping at the bit to play. I think we’ve reacted really well, I think the team has been in a really good place all tournament so far and I thought, with all the anxieties around, everyone handled it well. Credit to all the guys who stayed really level, there didn’t seem to be any panic,” Jos Buttler concluded (via The Independent).