England has won the T20 World Cup Championship in Australia under the leadership of Jos Buttler. The win came at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against Pakistan. Buttler took the white-ball captaincy baton from Eoin Morgan not long before, just half a year ago to be specific. However, the sheer will of Buttler as the leader and the passion of the whole team to emerge as white-ball champions translated on the ground as they snatched the victory in Australia.
With this win, England has now become the only team ever to occupy the ODI World Cup and the T20 World Cup trophy simultaneously. The scenes stood in stark contrast to what the team suffered in the 2015 world cup. The early exit demonstrated an all-time low phase for the English team in white ball cricket. However, it’s all transformed now and how. First, it was Morgan winning it for them in the 2019 World Cup, and now completing the all-round domination, Jos Buttler has done it in the T20 World Cup.
Jos Buttler Explains About The Transition of England in White-Ball Cricket
Speaking about the team’s journey from the setback to the title of World Champions, Buttler talked about the changes that got them going. “A lot has been made of the changes in white-ball cricket in England, and the journey the team has been on,” the skipper said. “To have won in 2019 and now win this T20 World Cup as well, it just shows the vision that people had at the start, of where we could get to as an England white-ball team – and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t go on from strength to strength.”
The 7-year-long journey from the side’s all-time low to now an all-time low certainly included a vision, and playing safe was never it. As Buttler explained, “I think the perception of our team has changed a lot over the last few years.” “We’ve certainly not played it safe. We’ve always tried to push the boundaries, tried to get ahead of the rest of the world and be braver than anyone else. We know we’ll slip up along the way, but we trust that method and it’s served us well,” he added.
England’s latest victory came against the lethal bowling attack of Pakistan. Even in a low-scoring chase, Pakistan presented a fair scare to Jos Buttler and Co. scalping 5 wickets. However, Ben Stokes refused to bow down against the attack as he patiently anchored the inning. Ultimately, Stokes scored the winning runs for England and wrapped the final with a score of 52* off 49. This might seem like an incredibly slow knock, but Stokes served the required purpose at the time. And that’s why the whole English lot hailed him for the victory.
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