Ahead of the five-match ODI seires against Australia, English wicket-keeper Jos Buttler on Thursday rated the tours of India and Australia as the toughest challenges for his team.
Buttler is also the deputy skipper of the ODI squad and he reckons that ODI series, starting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will be a “great test” for the Englishmen. He said, “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. 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. But the swashbuckling batsman is confident of turning things around in colored outfit and indicated that they will stick to their own game plans in the series.”
He further added, “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.”
After the series 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).