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Mind games begin: Jos Buttler warns England of India’s aggressive approach in T20 WC Semi-Final showdown

Mind games begin: Jos Buttler warns England of India’s aggressive approach in T20 WC Semi-Final showdown

India were absolutely crushed by England in the semi-final on November 10, 2022, with Buttler leading his side to a 10-wicket win

England cricket team skipper Jos Buttler is confident of his side’s chances against India in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup. In a re-run of the semis from the 2022 edition of the tourament, both teams will lock horns to determine who would book their berth in the finals of the WC. Buttler acknowledged that England were going to play a different India this time, led by Rohit Sharma.

‘England favourites’: Buttler on semi-final clash with India

Great memories. Really special day. One of the great games for me in England shirt. Surya getting out was a standout moment for me. We got off to a good start, which was vital,” Buttler said when asked about the semi-final in 2022 where England defeated India by 10 wickets.

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Buttler admitted that they were playing a different India this time and warned his teammates that the team led by Rohit was more aggressive naturally. He notes that the shift in the attitude for India came after their heartbreaking exit in the T20 WC 2022 and that they played the same aggressive brand of cricket in the ODI World Cup as well.

What happened in IND vs ENG T20 WC 2022 semis clash?

India were absolutely crushed by England in the semi-final on November 10, 2022, with Buttler leading his side to a 10-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval in Australia. Batting first, India lost opener KL Rahul early in the innings, while fellow opener Rohit Sharma managed to score only 27 runs. Big match player Virat Kohli smashed a half-century, leading India’s fight back. A 63-run cameo from all-rounder Hardik Pandya guided India to a formidable total of 168 runs.

However, the Men in Blue were in for a rude shock as the England openers managed to chase down the target in just 16 overs without losing a wicket. Jos Buttler (80) and Alex Hales (86) took all the Indian bowlers to the cleaners, smashing them all around the park.

Neither the pacer trio of Shami-Arshdeep-Bhuvneshwar nor the duo of Axar-Ashwin could find any breakthrough for India. The red-faced loss marked the end of the road for India in the marquee tournament.

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