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Winning momentum is vital- Butler

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26th October, 2021 09:20:13 PM
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England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler on Tuesday insisted there is no point of making any mistakes against Bangladesh as he is hopeful that his side will maintain winning spree in the ongoing ICC World T20 Super 12 stage when they will be pitted against Bangladesh on Wednesday.  

England are all set to have their first ever T20 meeting against Bangladesh on Wednesday when they will face against Bangladesh in their second match of Super 12 fixtures at Jayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
England had never faced off Bangladesh before in the T20 format despite playing 138 matches.

England launched their ICC World T20 campaign with a flourish humiliating defendable champions West Indies to jump to the top in the Group 1 table while Bangladesh were humbled against a young Sri Lanka side in their first match on Sunday.

“Winning momentum is vital. The way the tournament is set out, there’s not much room for mistakes,” Buttler said ahead of their first T20 clash against Bangladesh. “We can take lot of confidence from the first game; it’s fantastic to get a win on the board.

"Bangladesh are a strong team... they're a dangerous side. They have some really experienced players in the team and we're expecting a tough challenge.”

"Obviously we try and plan for the opposition but at the same time we're focusing on ourselves and get our level of intensity to the place it needs to be. We feel confident as a group when we get that right and... That’s going to give us the best chance for success."

Bangladesh won just one match in the main stage of the ICC World T20 since their maiden entry in the ICC mega T20 event in 2007.