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Buttler is the new Dhoni of world cricket: Langer


Australia’s chief coach Justin Langer has lavished praises on England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler for his sheer ability to provide outstanding balance to the side and went on to add saying that Buttler is a good finisher.

Buttler is the new Dhoni of world cricket: Langer
Jos Buttler plays a shot.

Langer is quite impressed with the way Buttler has been carrying his team on his shoulders in crunch situations of the game similar to India’s MS Dhoni.

So, Langer thinks Buttler is the new MS Dhoni of world cricket. “Jos is an unbelievable player. I love watching him bat. He is the new Dhoni of world cricket,” said Langer.

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With just one half-century in the tournament, Jos Buttler is yet to unleash his true colours in the world cup so far. However, he will still be one dangerous batsman the Australia bowlers will look to get rid of early on in the innings on Tuesday’s encounter. Australia coach Langer hopes that Buttler gets out for a duck against Australia.

“I hope he gets a duck in this (Tuesday’s) game obviously, but I saw him at Somerset and he is an unbelievable athlete and an incredible finisher,” Langer added.

Langer also heaped praises on England for its strong batting brigade that is capable of causing upset to opposition bowlers and Langer feels that Australia will have to be at their immense best to beat them.

“They (England) have a very strong batting unit and we will have to be right on it,” he added.

“I can’t wait for Tuesday — England at Lord’s, World Cup. That is what we are thinking about,” added the former Australia opening batsman.

The defending champions Australia are currently second in the World Cup 2019 points table with 5 wins from their 6 outings, with their only loss coming against India.

(With AFP inputs)

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