Sports Cricket 24 Jun 2019 Justin Langer hails ...

Justin Langer hails Jos Buttler as new MS Dhoni

PTI
Published Jun 24, 2019, 5:35 pm IST
Updated Jun 24, 2019, 5:37 pm IST
Buttler has scored 3728 runs at an average of 41.42 and a strike-rate of 120.25 in 137 matches.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler has excelled for England with his aggressive style of batting. (Photo: AFP)
 Wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler has excelled for England with his aggressive style of batting. (Photo: AFP)

London: Australia coach Justin Langer Monday heaped praise on Jos Buttler, terming the swashbuckling England batsman as the new Mahendra Singh Dhoni of world cricket.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler has excelled for England with his aggressive style of batting and Langer believes he can succeed former India skipper Dhoni, who is considered as one of the best finishers in international cricket.

 

"Jos is an unbelievable player. I love watching him bat. He is the new Dhoni of world cricket," said Langer.

"I hope he gets a duck in this (Tuesday's) game obviously, but I saw him at Somerset and he is an unbelievable athlete and an incredible finisher," the Australian coach added on the eve of their World Cup match against England.

Buttler has scored 3728 runs at an average of 41.42 and a strike-rate of 120.25 in 137 matches.

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