Jos Buttler believes Jofra Archer’s “X factor” can re-energise England’s Ashes challenge.
Stuart Broad revealed a “distraught” James Anderson apologised to his England team-mates after pulling up injured on the first morning of the Ashes.
Jos Buttler admitted England were left deflated by Steve Smith and Peter Siddle’s ninth-wicket partnership on the first day of the Ashes at Edgbaston.
Ben Stokes was labelled “almost superhuman” as he inspired England to World Cup glory for the first time after a thrilling conclusion to their final against New Zealand at Lord’s.
England claimed their maiden World Cup triumph in the most dramatic fashion, edging out New Zealand after an unprecedented Super Over.
Jos Buttler has dismissed the idea that England are losing their cool in the heat of the World Cup campaign, insisting “pressure is a privilege”.
England meet Australia in a World Cup encounter on home soil on Tuesday.
Head coach Trevor Bayliss admits England are missing Jason Roy’s influence but will not gamble with his fitness for the crunch game against Australia.
Jos Buttler has warned England’s batsmen cannot afford to repeat the timid performance that saw them crash to a surprise World Cup defeat against Sri Lanka.
Jos Buttler is ready, willing and able to take over as England’s World Cup captain next week but is crossing his fingers he will not be required.
Trevor Bayliss believes England and the West Indies are evenly matched for six hitters and fast bowlers but hopes their World Cup clash ends with a home celebration rather than a Sheldon Cottrell salute.