Will Jos Buttler retire after ICC Cricket World Cup 2023? England skipper reveals his plan
Jos Buttler will be leading the England cricket team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.
After winning the 2022 T20 World Cup under Jos Buttler’s leadership, England will be looking to begin their ODI World Cup title defence in India. Jos Buttler will lead his side to the curtain raiser scheduled at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad on 5th October against New Zealand. As England geared up to play against India in their warm-up fixture in Guwahati, Jos Buttler has revealed his retirement plan from English cricket.
English captain Jos Buttler feels that despite being at 33 years of age he doesn’t feel that old and representing his national side is a sense of a big pride for him. Buttler has also hinted that he might continue playing for England for some more time and his retirement looks far from now. Jos Buttler is also excited to lead his side in Cricket’s most prestigious tournament, the World Cup. Buttler has a good experience of playing in Indian conditions.
‘Not feeling like 33 years old’
Talking about his retirement and future plan to Mail Sport, the English skipper said, “Hopefully, I will continue playing for England for some time, despite recently turning 33, I don’t feel that age. Representing your country is a massive honour, and I don’t take it lightly.” Jos Buttler has played 57 Test matches, 169 ODIs, and 109 T20Is for England in his 12-year-long international career so far. He made his international debut against India in a T20I game at Manchester in 2011.
Even after playing more than 300 International matches for England, Buttler still looks forward to enhancing his skills. He added, “However, I am also quite composed about it. I am excited about what lies ahead. There are still areas where I want to enhance my skills and grow as a player which is a positive source of motivation.” Buttler took over England captaincy from Eoin Morgan.
England have won the World Cup only once in their history. Being the inventors of the game, England’s success in cricket has been limited with only 3 ICC titles in their history so far. Indian conditions might trouble the England players in their title defence campaign as well. England will be looking to overcome their weakness in pace bowling attack in the mega event.