IND vs ENG Semi-Final 2022: England captain Jos Buttler said in the press conference- “We do not want the final between India and Pakistan and we will try our best for it.
English captain Jos Buttler held a Press Conference:-
The second semi-final match will be played between India and England (IND vs ENG) on 10 November. At the same time, before this, English captain Jos Buttler held a press conference.
During this he talked on many issues, and also answered many questions. At the same time, he also told about the availability of injured Mark Wood and David Malan.
He confirmed that both will be given time till tomorrow (Thursday) to prove their fitness for the semi-final against the Men in Blue at the Adelaide Oval. Along with this, he also answered about the expectations of the India-Pakistan (IND vs PAK) clash in the final.
The final match between India and Pakistan:-
When the English captain was asked if everyone is expecting the final match to be between India and Pakistan?
So on this, he said, “Not at all, we do not want the final match to be between India and Pakistan. And for that, we will try our best in the semi-final against India.
Mark Wood will miss the second semi-final against India on Thursday. Big blow for England The bowler has consistently topped 90 kmph since his return from an elbow injury, which kept him inactive for most of the summer.
In the current T20 World Cup, the English bowler has performed brilliantly for his side. In four matches, the bowler has taken nine wickets at an average of 12.00 and an economy rate of 7.71. His best bowling figures in the tournament so far are 3/26.
David Malan or Philip Salt?
Also, David Malan is doing well for England in the current match. The former world No 1 T20I batsman sustained a groin injury during England’s final Super-12 match against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
He closed the pitch in the first innings and did not need to bat as England won by four wickets.
Meanwhile, Philip Salt is seen as a perfect replacement for Malan. Salt, on the other hand, has played 11 T20Is and scored 235 runs at a strike rate of 164.34. He could be a role model for England at the number three spot.