Ponting reveals the ‘dangerman’ for England at WC 2019
A lot has been going on Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting’s mind regarding the upcoming World Cup. He spoke particularly about the vital man for the England cricket team. According to Punter, Jos Buttler is the ‘dangerman’ for England.
The right-hand dazzling batsman has been in sensational form at the moment and also had a terrific series against Pakistan wherein he smashed a century. He has also been statistically good in numbers where he has garnered over 3,500 runs in ODI format at a good average of 41+ and a strike-rate of 119+.
Buttler is the dangerman for England
Ponting has made his point very clear about England’s dangerman because he believes he has observed Buttler for the last couple of years. “The dangerman for England is gonna be Jos Buttler. I just watched him develop over the last 2 or 3 years.
I had a chance to coach him at Mumbai Indians 3 or 4 seasons ago when he was really sort of starting to make his mark in international cricket,” Ricky Ponting was quoted as saying in a video posted on Cricket Australia website.
Ponting also added that Buttler’s batting in the middle-order is indeed out of this world and said the latter did pretty well across the three formats over the last 2-3 years. “He scores 360 degrees around the ground, hits the ball incredibly hard, hits the ball a long way as well,” he added.
“Someone like Buttler or (Ben) Stokes or Moeen Ali coming in at 7, 8, 9, allows their top-order to go hard. They are a really confident outfit. They have got great depth in their squad and obviously would be playing in conditions they are very much used to,” he added.
England will cross swords with South Africa in the tournament opener at the Kennington Oval on May 30.