England stand-in skipper Jos Buttler noticed shades of the ‘nice finisher’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Sam Curran’s valiant 95 not out that went in useless as India sealed the ODI collection 2-1 by profitable the third and closing match right here on Sunday.
In a nerve-wrecking collection decider, Curran, popping out to bat at quantity eight, led a tremendous England combat again after they have been seven wickets down for 200 to revive the guests’ hopes of chasing down 330 however finally fell brief by seven runs.
With all eyes will now be on the IPL starting on April 9, Buttler believes Curran, who’s within the Dhoni-led Chennai Tremendous Kings, could have an excellent alternative to speak to the previous India captain.
“I am certain Sam would need to discuss to MS about tonight’s innings,” Buttler stated on the digital post-match information convention.
“I am certain there have been shades of the way in which that he (MS Dhoni) would have favored to take the sport down if he was in that state of affairs. He is an excellent individual for Sam to have a dialog with when he meets up MS (within the IPL).”
England all-rounder Moeen Ali can even play for CSK within the IPL.
“We all know what an incredible cricketer, finisher MS Dhoni is. An excellent studying curve for all our gamers to share dressing rooms with guys like MS’ stature within the recreation. I am very excited for them.”
The world champions had chased down 337 in 43.three overs within the second ODI and Buttler stated 330-target was a manageable rating however they by no means had any partnership going.
“We have been glad to chase that rating. We thought that was a manageable rating, however we misplaced wickets at common intervals and by no means bought these partnerships collectively. By no means thought run-rate can be an enormous situation however we misplaced wickets,” Buttler stated.
“Small, small issues may have carried out higher. I feel with the ball we weren’t fairly as disciplined as we’ve been early on. We gave them a couple of too many simple boundary balls. They did not should work too laborious for these boundaries, however then we pegged again fairly effectively with spinners choosing up these wickets,” he added.