Buttler ready to stay on as captain

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By Liam Warren

JOS Buttler is prepared to stay on as England captain after a disastrous World Cup campaign.

The current holders are unlikely to make the knockout stages after an eight wicket defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka saw England succumb to their fourth loss in five matches, all but confirming their exit.

Speaking post-match, captain Jos Buttler seemed determined to stay on as England captain had this to say when questioned about his status:

“I have as lot of confidence and belief in myself as a captain and leader – and as player”, Buttler said

“You’re always questioning how you can get the best out of players and get the team moving in the right direction.

“But if you’re asking if I should still be captain of the team, that’s a question for the guys above me.”

Furthermore, he said how he and his team will go about asking themselves how they’ve underperformed at this tournament:

“I’ll go back to the changing room and look at the players sat there and think, ‘how have we got ourselves into this position with the talent and skill that’s in the room?” said Buttler.

“But it’s the position that we’re in, it’s the reality of what’s happened over the last three weeks.

“It’s a huge low point.”

While England aren’t mathematically out of it just yet, there’s a tremendous amount of work to be done.

The only way they could possibly stay in the tournament is by some miracle, meaning they would somehow have to win all of their remaining games and hoping that other results going their way as well.

However, this will be a very tough task as they have to contend with unbeaten hosts India this Sunday, followed by a match with old rivals Australia next Saturday, two of the best performing sides in the tournament thus far.

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