The wicketkeeper of the England Cricket team, Jos Buttler, has admitted that Kevin Pietersen’s exit is a huge loss for England cricket, but, at the same time, he has also said that people need to move on from that controversy now.
Many English cricket lovers are still having a debate on Pietersen’s axe. Some think that it was a foolish decision by ECB, while, some think that it might prove to be blessing in disguise.
According to Buttler, there is no point debating now as the decision has already been taken and it can’t be reversed.
Buttler is a part of the England squad which reached West Indies yesterday to play ODI and T20 matches.
Now, with Pietersen not being there, he is probably the only power hitter in the England limited overs side and he might be asked to bat a bit higher in the matches against West Indies.
So far in his career, Buttler has generally batted at 7 and has played some very useful innings for England at that position, but, people who have followed him closely in county cricket say that he is someone who can play solid cricket as well in the middle overs.
Some experts reckon that he might be a good choice for the test matches too as he is technically and temperamentally strong, but, considering how inexperienced Buttler is at the international level, the selectors might not take the risk of picking him for England’s next test series.
When asked if he thinks that he is ready for test cricket, Buttler said, “It’s hard to answer this question. Until I get the opportunity, I would not be able to know if I am good enough to play 5-day cricket.”
Buttler’s average in first class cricket is just a little more than 31.