“India certainly outplayed us”: England captain Jos Buttler admits after loss in semi-final

Rejoicing over defeat of Australia, Men in Blue Captain Rohit Sharma. PHOTO: X @ICC

Providence [Guyana], June 28 (ANI): Disappointed after the loss against India in the semi-final, England captain Jos Buttler admitted that Men in Blue “outplayed” his team and said that the Rohit Sharma-led side deserved to reach the final of the ICC T20 World Cup as they played well on “challenging surface.”

The England captain said that his team let India take away 20-25 runs and they were “outbowled” by the Men in Blue’s bowlers, admitting that the toss was not the significant factor of the outcome of the match.

Buttler also lauded India for playing a “good game of cricket,” stating he did not expect conditions to change much after the rain.

“India certainly outplayed us. We let them get 20-25 runs too many. It was a challenging surface that they played well on. They outplayed us and fully deserved the win. Very different conditions (than 2022), credit to India. They played a really good game of cricket. With the rain around, didn’t expect the conditions to change that much. Don’t think it did. They outbowled us,” Buttler said in a post-match presentation.

Buttler acknowledged India’s superiority on the Guyana surface and applauded the Men in Blue’s “fantastic spinner” who took away six wickets. England captain hailed his team for their efforts throughout the tournament saying that they had “lots of adversities throughout the competition” they still overcame it as a group to play some really good cricket in patches.

“They had an above-par score. I don’t think that toss was necessarily the difference between the teams. They’ve got some fantastic spinners. They had an above-par score and with a brilliant bowling attack, it was always going to be a tough chase. With everything that’s happened throughout the whole tournament, really proud of everyone’s effort to be here. You can only play who’s put in front of you. We’ve had lots of adversities throughout the competition, we stuck well together as a group, and played some really good cricket in patches but came up short when it mattered the most,” he added.



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