England white-ball captain Jos Buttler said that his team has more challenges to deal with leading into the 2023 ODI World Cup as compared to the 2019 World Cup.
“We don’t have many games before the World Cup so they are all crucial for us to try and nail down some positions and give people some confidence in role clarity. We have a decent idea of the squad we want to take to the World Cup but there is competition for places and people pushing and that drives people and standards. We have a lot of options and over the next six months it is up to us to nail down what that looks like,” Buttler told Sky Sports.
There are challenges through scheduling and availability of players: Jos Buttler
“There are challenges through scheduling and availability of players where you don’t get to build up like you did four years ago – I think we played 70 ODIs or something like that before the last World Cup, but now there have been fewer games and less time together.
That’s just the way it is, there is no reason it should affect our performance. The series in Bangladesh will be a vital one, probably the only real chance we will get to experience conditions that we might at the World Cup in India,” Buttler added.