Former English skipper, Michael Vaughan said the England limited-overs squad under Jos Buttler is going to be the envy of world cricket and they will head into all major International Cricket Council (ICC) events as hot favorites in the near future. Buttler led England to their 2nd T20 World Cup crown on Sunday in Melbourne, beating Pakistan in the final.
In his column for The Telegraph, Michael Vaughan wrote, “The next big ticket is to win the 50 over World Cup in India next year. They have good spin options and you have to put them down as favorites for that tournament as well. When the tournament starts people will have India as favorites on home soil. Utter nonsense. England will be the team to beat without any question and that is going to be the case for a few more years to come.”
The former England captain said Australia should seek the help of Michael Hussey, who worked with the England team at the T20 World Cup 2022, to understand how Buttler and his men went about their business in their winning campaign Down Under.
Michael Vaughan further asserted that Buttler has a good opportunity to emulate MS Dhoni’s success in limited-overs cricket, saying the 32-year-old led England remarkably well in his first major tournament as captain.
Jos Buttler became only the 2nd wicketkeeper-batter to win the T20 World Cup as captain after Dhoni in 2007. The former India skipper is hailed as one of the most successful modern-day captains in limited-overs cricket. He won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the 50-over World Cup in 2011, and the Champions Trophy in 2013 with India.
Explaining the same, Michael Vaughan wrote: “Now Buttler has landed the World Cup at the first time of asking and at the age of 32 he has the chance to build his own legacy. MS Dhoni went on for years as India captain. Buttler can do the same, especially now he is concentrating on one format.”