Hectic schedule restricting: complains Jos Buttler

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After the English test coach Brendon McCullum supported Ben Stokes ODI retirement, its time for Buttler to follow the path. Jos Buttler has been recently took the crown as the white ball captain after Eoin Morgan took his retirement. The team played 9 games within a span of just 18 days. Thus, its not unusual of the new skipper venting on the busy schedule.

‘Training days are important’, but not available these days, Buttler says

The last 24 days have been quite frustrating for Jos Buttler. His team played 12 games, and have been much below the average. England lost both the T-20 and ODI series against India. They too managed to draw the series with South Africa as rain washed away the final ODI at Headingley.

While speaking on that, Buttler told,

There’s no getting past the fact that the schedule makes it tough. It’s also a frustration of mine we don’t have any training days.

“Those training days are really important for that team cohesion, the energy within the group, the fielding drills and the camaraderie around the guys without the pressures of a game. A lot of the time around training is when you can do some of your best work, being able to have good conversations and having a feel for where the group is at and not just always being in game mode.

To get the highest standard of cricket possible, you need to prepare properly. Hopefully, that’s something we can look at going forward.

Skipper mentioned the schedule as “silly”

Buttler supported Ben Stokes’s comment mentioned the English schedule ‘unsustainable’. Ben Stokes announced his retirement after playing the first ODI against South Africa in this series. Stokes tried to make it clear that, players aren’t cars that will start functioning once they are fueled up.

Buttler is quite irritated about the schedule too. On this, he told,

“We had a Test series and then the one-day team had a series going on at the same time – that was a bit silly. I just feel like there is too much cricket rammed in for people to play all three formats now.”

However, Buttler hopes that Stokes retirement may act like a wake up call for the officials before setting the schedule.

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