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Buttler: England were outplayed | Morgan: India swing a game-changer

Eoin Morgan: “The large distinction in each innings was the ball swinging, if you may get the ball to maneuver off the straight in white-ball cricket particularly it is a game-changer”; watch the second T20l stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket on Saturday (on air 2pm, first ball 2.30pm)

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England captain Jos Buttler speaks to Sky Sports after his side's defeat to India in Southampton

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England captain Jos Buttler speaks to Sky Sports activities after his facet’s defeat to India in Southampton

England captain Jos Buttler speaks to Sky Sports activities after his facet’s defeat to India in Southampton

Jos Buttler tipped his hat to a rampant India facet as he conceded England have been merely ‘outplayed’ throughout a 50-run defeat within the first of three T20 internationals at The Ageas Bowl on Thursday night time.

It marked a less-than-perfect curtain-raiser to Buttler’s tenure as captain following the retirement of Eoin Morgan as he fell to a first-ball duck off the spectacular bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

His early departure set the tone for an England chase that by no means fairly obtained going, with the hosts ultimately bowled out for 148 in 19.3 overs after being set a goal of 199 to win.

“We have been outplayed as we speak, I assumed India bowled fantastically nicely with the brand new ball, they put us beneath loads of strain and we could not actually get again within the recreation from that time,” mentioned Buttler.

“I assumed we got here again very well within the second half of their innings, we bowled with loads of bravery, we stored making an attempt to chase wickets and thought perhaps somewhat bit above par, however the way in which they bowled at the beginning there, the ball swung fairly constantly for the primary six overs and so they took early wickets.”

Highlights from India’s T20 win over England at the Rose Bowl

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Highlights from India’s T20 win over England on the Rose Bowl

Highlights from India’s T20 win over England on the Rose Bowl

India elected to bat and preceded to race out the blocks behind Deepak Hooda (33 off 17) and Suryakumar Yadav (39 off 19), earlier than Participant of the Match Hardik Pandya fired 51 from 33 to take care of the front-foot method.

Such was the high-powered batting that England possessed the competition started to favour the hosts barely after they managed to carry their opponents shy of the 200 mark.

As a substitute, Bhuvneshwar and Arshdeep Singh wreaked havoc with their swing bowling, whereas the excellent Hardik racked up 4 wickets to nullify any flicker of momentum that may have been offered by one in every of Dawid Malan (21), Harry Brook (28) or Moeen Ali (36).

“I feel Bhuvneshwar Kumar can swing it most locations and he bowled with nice management and shaping the ball each methods,” mentioned Buttler.

“It most likely swung longer than I can keep in mind in a T20 recreation, we most likely wanted to try to hit one into the stands to get it to cease swinging. That did not occur and all credit score to India, I assumed they have been implausible.”

A horrible start to the innings for England as Jos Buttler is bowled by a beauty from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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A horrible begin to the innings for England as Jos Buttler is bowled by a magnificence from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

A horrible begin to the innings for England as Jos Buttler is bowled by a magnificence from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Morgan: Swing bowling the game-changer

Buttler’s predecessor Morgan equally praised India for his or her means to dampen England’s prime order, in addition to an evident change in mentality to a facet that attacked each part of the sport.

“Distinctive, the massive distinction in each innings was the ball swinging, if you may get the ball to maneuver off the straight in white-ball cricket particularly it is a game-changer, an absolute game-changer,” mentioned Morgan.

“You watched the England prime order that’s usually unbelievably harmful, do nothing and have become somewhat little bit of a goal. The bowling was distinctive. Not solely the extent of swing that they confirmed, however the accuracy as nicely, to get anyone like Jos Buttler out first ball with the extent of accuracy Bhuvneshwar Kumar confirmed generally you have to say ‘nicely completed’ to the opposition.

“Probably the most spectacular factor about India for me as we speak is what they lacked within the group levels of the T20 World Cup, they introduced.

India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik speaks to Sky Sports after his side's win over England in Southampton.

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India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik speaks to Sky Sports activities after his facet’s win over England in Southampton.

India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik speaks to Sky Sports activities after his facet’s win over England in Southampton.

“Each single one in every of their batsmen got here onerous at England’s bowlers and that hasn’t occurred in earlier groups, earlier squads that India have produced.”

The outcome supplies Buttler and head coach Matthew Mott with their first debrief as they search to problem a right away response at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Morgan mentioned: “I feel it will likely be fascinating to see, new relationship, captain, coach, they should undergo precisely what they need to get out of as we speak’s recreation or this collection, sit again and ask ‘what has modified? what’s the most important second within the recreation? who has contributed to it, if anyone? And the way will we get higher at it?’.

“Jos will try this in his personal means, he is very reasonable about issues. India have had an excellent time out, however the video games come thick and quick.

“There is not an enormous period of time to make drastic adjustments to what they do.”

India's Hardik Pandya took two wickets in one over to leave England in real trouble early on

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India’s Hardik Pandya took two wickets in a single over to depart England in actual bother early on

India’s Hardik Pandya took two wickets in a single over to depart England in actual bother early on

Morgan additionally spared appreciation for the defining contributions of Hardik, who spoke afterwards about his efforts to find some ‘rhythm’ after a break from competitors.

“He is obtained to be up there [as India’s most important players] when he can bowl 4 overs of 90mph with actual management, you take a look at two of the 4 wickets he took, Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran, each moved early of their crease and he adopted them and that is not a simple factor to do,” mentioned Morgan.

“You must discover the rhythm, your tempo, after which to be as correct as that exhibits he is in a very good area.
I do know having performed in sides with real all-rounders corresponding to Hardik Pandya, it is like having two gamers in a single place.

“For a man who has been by means of a lot hardship with health, cannot bowl, can bowl, to place out a efficiency as rounded as that’s excellent.”

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