Jos Buttler says he’s decided to remain on as England captain regardless of a shambolic defeat by Sri Lanka which all however ends his group’s World Cup defence.
England had been bowled out for 156 in Bengaluru in an eight-wicket thrashing – their fourth defeat in 5 video games.
Buttler apologised to England followers for his or her displaying and stated the gamers are “shocked” by their struggles.
“I’ve numerous confidence and perception in myself as a captain and chief – and as a participant,” Buttler stated.
“You are all the time questioning how one can get the perfect out of gamers and get the group transferring in the correct path.
“However if you happen to’re asking if I ought to nonetheless be captain of the group, that is a query for the blokes above me.”
Requested if he was decided to stay as captain, Buttler, who led England to victory within the T20 World Cup final 12 months, answered: “Sure.”
The defending champions had been thrashed by 9 wickets of their event opener in opposition to New Zealand, beat Bangladesh of their second match however have since been shocked by Afghanistan and hammered by a file margin by South Africa previous to their newest defeat on Thursday.
They don’t seem to be mathematically out of the competitors however should win all of their remaining video games, together with in opposition to unbeaten hosts India on Sunday, and hope an unlikely set of outcomes go their means.
Their impending exit will mark the top of an period for a aspect who turned the primary to carry the lads’s 50 and 20-over World Cups on the identical time.
“I am going to return to the altering room and take a look at the gamers sat there and assume, ‘how have we received ourselves into this place with the expertise and the talent that is within the room?'” stated Buttler, who took over from 2019 World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan final June.
“But it surely’s the place we’re in, it is the truth of what is occurred over the past three weeks.
“It is an enormous low level.”
England received the final 50-over World Cup after rising the emphasis on white-ball cricket all through the four-year build-up.
However within the final 4 years they’ve performed lower than half as many one-day internationals, whereas England’s home 50-over competitors is now largely performed by county fringe gamers concurrently The Hundred.
Buttler, although, refused accountable the schedule for England’s struggles.
“As gamers, the schedules are the schedules and we have got numerous issues in our favour,” Buttler stated.
“We have numerous help from the coaches inside the surroundings, implausible help from our followers as a rustic and we have let all of them down.
“It has been a disappointing few weeks and a shock to carry out as we have now with the group that we do have.
“I do not assume there may be any blame elsewhere, anticipate with ourselves, and as captain, you are feeling that essentially the most.”
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