T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler says England will face Australia against MCG on Friday | News about cricket

England captain Jos Buttler said his side will be ready to face the challenge when they face Australia in the blockbuster T20 World Cup at the MCG on Friday.

England suffered a major setback as Ireland claimed another crucial victory over their rivals, helped by rain in Melbourne.

Captain Andrew Balbirnie 62 of 47 balls consolidated Ireland’s 157 in all 19.2 past 19.2, but England led 86-5 under dense cloud and despite a later outburst on boundary from Moeen Ali, they were still equal to Duckworth-Lewis-Stern when the heavens opened.

The delay proved final as England, on May 105 as the downpour began, lost five innings by DLS, dealing a blow to their semi-final hopes.

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England suffered a five-match defeat to Ireland on the DLS in Melbourne as their T20 World Cup hopes were affected

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With defending champions and hosts Australia set to arrive on Friday, Buttler promised his team would get the job done, saying: “Ireland played better than us. The better team won today. We made mistakes here which put more pressure on us in a tough group game, but if you need a match to get ahead – a must win – England vs Australia at the MCG Definitely one of them.”

Buttler chose to pursue knowing that a modified equation might be on the card, but felt the benefits of that decision were wasted early on.

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Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie said it was ’emotional’ to beat a strong team like England

There was a lack of discipline in useful bowling conditions in the first half of the Irish half, in which Balbirnie led his team to 92-1.

It will prove a decisive play.

“In the first 10 passes with the ball we played poorly, we had a long way to go and we left Ireland far behind,” Buttler said.

“We weren’t consistent enough, we let them score on both sides of the racket in some favorable bowling conditions. Everything was in our favor, winning the pitch and picking out the court. When we knew there was weather around, we didn’t take advantage of that.

“We let Ireland get 20 or 30 too much in those first 10 games. They showed us how to hit the ball on that rubber.”

Buttler also feels it makes no sense to try to hide their feelings with England almost certain to need to win their remaining three games to progress.

“We should let it hurt,” he said at his press conference. “Days like this are really, really disappointing and you have to feel it. There’s no point in saying ‘sweep it under the rug and move on’.”

“Definitely the expectation is that we will win the game. We should expect to beat an Irish team, we expect a challenge but we should expect to win that game, because So that only adds to the frustration.”

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Buttler says England ‘had everything in their favor’ but ‘wasn’t consistent enough’ as ​​they fell to beat Ireland

Michael Atherton sees Friday’s clash between Australia and Britain as a virtual “knockdown” for the group’s superpowers.

The Sky Sports expert said: “I haven’t looked at the calculation of it but I imagine it’s almost like a quarter-final. It’s really a knockout game very early in the competition.”

“It’s going to be a great sight and if you look at it, it’s best if you don’t lose. England only lose one – if they lose two, they’re out,” said former captain Eoin Morgan.

Of Ireland’s win, Morgan added: “You look back at the turmoil in Ireland’s ticketing history and this is true there.

“The England team they play against today is one of the most talented and versatile T20 teams we’ve ever given Andy Balbirnie and his team to a hugely important win.

“They were completely underdogs and underdogs against England. They were brilliant.”

Watch the next match of the T20 World Cup against Australia, live on Sky Sports Cricket on Friday. Practice begins at 8:30am before kicking off at 9am at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


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