Jos Buttler has no regrets about not drafting in additional batting choices after England’s lack of runs got here again to hang-out them once more as Bangladesh wrapped up a T20 collection victory.
England determined towards summoning replacements for injured duo Tom Abell and Will Jacks forward of those three matches, leaving them with 13 gamers to select from and a threadbare batting unit.
Buttler highlighted the absences of a number of gamers together with Alex Hales, Sam Billings and Liam Dawson, who got particular dispensation by England to prioritise the continued Pakistan Super League.
England have been uncovered in Chattogram and now in Dhaka, the place they rejigged their top-order however slipped from 50 for one after six overs on a troublesome pitch to 117 all out in a four-wicket defeat.
But Buttler feels utilizing Moeen Ali and Sam Curran larger up the order offers them an opportunity to acclimatise to situations they could face when England defend their 50-over World Cup title in India this 12 months.
“It’s a different balance and a different feel to the team,” mentioned Buttler. “We wanted to give exposure to guys especially who, in these conditions, will also probably play a part in the 50-over World Cup.
“It felt like a great chance to expose the all-rounders’ batting, maybe one spot higher than in our normal team.
“The way cricket is at the moment, there’s a few players who’ve opted not to be here anyway for various reasons, so it felt like instead of calling someone else up, try to use the guys who would be exposed to these conditions in the 50-over World Cup as well.”
Buttler has an outstanding report as a gap batter in T20s, averaging 49.2 with a strike-rate of 152.22 in 44 matches, however elected to shift himself right down to quantity 4 within the order on Sunday.
That was right down to numbers three to 6 within the collection opener all being left-handed, so the right-hand, left-hand mixture of Phil Salt and Dawid Malan opened and, when the latter fell, out strode Moeen.
“We’ve obviously got a bank of left-handers in our middle order, it was just an opportunity to change that up a little bit,” mentioned Buttler. “Try to break up our right and left-handers.
“I’m very comfortable batting anywhere in the order, I’ve spent a hell of a lot of my career as a middle-order player as well. I just felt like it would be an opportunity to try something different.
“The opportunity for Mo to go in at number three, something he’s done successfully for Chennai Super Kings (in the Indian Premier League). There’s still some good strengths there as well.”
On the identical floor the place Mehidy Hasan Miraz collected 12 match wickets to encourage Bangladesh to a primary Test win over England seven years in the past, the off-spinner claimed 4 for 12 in 4 glorious overs.
Buttler accepted England didn’t put sufficient on the board, regardless of an impressive effort within the discipline, led by Jofra Archer, who took three for 13 which appeared to provide his facet a glimmer of hope.
But with 13 wanted off 12 balls, Chris Jordan, bowling the penultimate over and his first of the day, was dispatched for 3 fours in 5 deliveries as Bangladesh received with 1.1 overs to spare.
“We know the challenge here, you have to adapt and play well, and we’re not miles off,” added Buttler.
“I thought it was an outstanding bowling display from us to take it that deep and put pressure on Bangladesh to chase those runs. The extra 10 or 15 runs would have probably been crucial in that game.”
England will now look to keep away from struggling a whitewash of their first T20 collection since successful final 12 months’s World Cup though Mehidy is hoping to deepen the distress of the vacationers.
“There might be some (England) players getting rest, so it’s a good opportunity for us, and we are really proud of this moment,” he mentioned.