ENG v PAK 2019: Buttler demoralises the top-order batsmen by demolishing attacks, says Jason Roy

Jos Buttler played a blistering knock of 110 not out from 55 deliveries in the second ODI against Pakistan.

Jos Buttler | Getty

Jos Buttler was at his breathtaking best during the second ODI between England and Pakistan in Southampton on Saturday (May 11).

Coming into bat at No. 5 in the 36th over, Buttler played a blistering knock of 110 not out from 55 deliveries to help England post a huge first innings total of 373/3 and eventually register a 12-run victory.

As both the teams are now gearing up to face each other in the third ODI, England opener Jason Roy hailed Buttler’s exceptional talent, saying that the wicketkeeper batsman nearly demoralises the top-order batsmen with such jaw-dropping innings.

"He's as good as it gets to be honest," Roy told Sky Sports.

"It's not a shock, in fact it's getting a bit kind of routine for him to come out and play those sort of innings.

"He's almost demoralising the guys at the top of the order that are going at a run a ball and he comes in and just blitzes it."

After his jaw-dropping innings, former England captain turned commentator Nasser Hussain ranked Buttler among the all-time greats in the 50-over format. The English fans would like Buttler to keep firing as they chase their maiden 50-over World Cup title.

"He's an extreme talent and works hard for it and deserves everything he gets," said Roy, who scored 87 in the first ODI against Pakistan on his return from injury.

"I'm 100 per cent fit. I spent six or seven weeks with my hamstring injury, fixing my torn hamstring. Then my back was quite a big issue but it was resolved by the great medical staff we have here," he concluded.


By Salman Anjum - 14 May, 2019

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