Buttler to lead by example

2016-10-06 15:26
Jos Buttler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will captain the ODI team for the first time when they take on Bangladesh on Friday in the first game of a three match series.

Buttler was superb in the warmup game, guiding the visitors past an imposing total and recording an unbeaten 80.

Buttler spoke ahead of the first ODI, saying: "It's a fantastic moment to lead the side, and to walk out as captain is a bit surreal, I guess. I'm enjoying the challenge, I'll take it in my stride and get on with the job and hopefully lead the guys to a series win.

"I'm learning as I go, and something I want to try and do is lead from the front with performance. This is a young squad, an exciting squad and it's down to me to try and stand up."

The stand in skipper feels the warm up game has helped England get a taste of what to expect and is confident his team will adapt despite two players going down with cramp.

The captain said: "We'll be better for that run-out the other day, it was good in some tough conditions and a good shock to the system for the guys.

"Day-night matches should be a little bit easier, but the humidity's still going to be high so it's another challenge. One we're very focused on overcoming and we're looking forward to delivering a good game."

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