England stand-in skipper Jos Buttler noticed shades of the ‘great finisher’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Sam Curran’s valiant 95 not out that went in useless as India sealed the ODI collection 2-1 by successful the third and last match right here on Sunday.
In a nerve-racking collection decider, Curran, popping out to bat at quantity 8, led a high quality England battle again after they had been seven wickets down for 200 to revive the guests’ hopes of chasing down 330 however ultimately fell quick by seven runs.
With all eyes will now be on the IPL starting on April 9, Buttler believes Curran, who’s within the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, can have an important alternative to speak to the previous India captain.
“I’m sure Sam would want to talk to MS about tonight’s innings,” Buttler stated on the digital post-match information convention.
“I’m sure there were shades of the way that he (MS Dhoni) would have liked to take the game down if he was in that situation. He’s a great person for Sam to have a conversation with when he meets up MS (in the IPL).”
England all-rounder Moeen Ali may also play for CSK within the IPL.
“We know what an amazing cricketer, finisher MS Dhoni is. A brilliant learning curve for all our players to share dressing rooms with guys like MS’ stature in the game. I’m very excited for them.”
The world champions had chased down 337 in 43.3 overs within the second ODI and Buttler stated 330-target was a manageable rating however they by no means had any partnership going.
“We were happy to chase that score. We thought that was a manageable score, but we lost wickets at regular intervals and never got those partnerships together. Never thought run-rate would be a big issue but we lost wickets,” Buttler stated.
“Small, small things could have done better. I think with the ball we were not quite as disciplined as we have been early on. We gave them a few too many easy boundary balls. They didn’t have to work too hard for those boundaries, but then we pegged back pretty well with spinners picking up those wickets,” he added.