‘We will be aggressive’: Jos Buttler warns Rohit Sharma’s India ahead of semi-final clash

Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler

England white-ball captain Jos Buttler has warned the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team ahead of the second semi-final clash in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Jos Buttler stated that they are confident of defeating the Indian team in the upcoming match and reach the final. of the ICC tournament.

England began the 2024 T20 World Cup campaign with a loss against Scotland. The Three Lions then lost to Australia before recording wins against Oman and Namibia in the group stage of the event. They advanced to the Super Eight stages of the World Cup after Australia’s victory over Scotland.

The Jos Buttler-led team became the first team to advance to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2024. They beat the West Indies and the United States of America (USA) to reach the semi-final stage. England will play India in their next match at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Thursday, June 27.

India and England have met six times in their T20 World Cup history, with India leading the rivalry 4-2. Two years ago, England produced one of their best performances in T20. The Jos Buttler-led team defeated Rohit Sharma’s team by 10 wickets in the semi-finals of the 2022 tournament in Adelaide.

We are playing against a very different India – Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler stated that India will present them with a formidable challenge in the upcoming match. Buttler emphasized that India has adopted an aggressive approach under Rohit Sharma since the 2022 tournament. He acknowledged the need for England to match India’s aggression.

“We are playing against a very different Indian team here. The way Rohit leads his team and the way he bats, they play with a lot of freedom and try to be very aggressive,” Buttler said.

“That was probably a change for them after that. [2022] tournament and they also played in the World Cup for over 50s. They have a lot of confidence in that style of play and we will have to be prepared for it. We know they will be aggressive and we will be the same,” he added.

We’re off to a good start – Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler recalled the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-final and described it as one of his memorable matches in the England jersey. The wicketkeeper-batsman highlighted the dismissal of Suryakumar Yadav as a highlight. He highlighted the good start that ensured victory against India in Adelaide.

“Good memories. A really special day. One of the big games for me in an England shirt. Surya’s departure was a highlight for me. We started well, which was vital,” Buttler said.

The Rohit Sharma-led team remains undefeated in the tournament. The Men in Blue won three group stage matches and the final match was interrupted by rain. They continued their winning streak with three wins in Super 8. The Indian team is aiming for its second T20 World Cup title.

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