Jos Buttler is widely recognised as one of the best Twenty20 batters in the world. His name does not require an introduction. Buttler once again demonstrated his outstanding game knowledge when his team competed against Pakistan in the final of the T20 World Cup. When defending a total of 137 runs, Shaheen Afridi took out Alex Hales (1) in the first over, and then in the following over, Haris Rauf struck twice to take out Phil Salt and in-form England captain Jos Buttler, who scored a quickfire cameo of 26 runs off 17 balls. Buttler displayed some great strokes before getting out in the final over of the powerplay. One of these shots was a ramp six against Naseem Shah that went past the fine-leg boundary.
At the beginning of the match, England was victorious in the toss, and Buttler made the call to have Pakistan bat first. The match was held in Melbourne.
Sam Curran, bowling left-arm pace, and Adil Rashid, bowling leg-spin, applied consistent pressure to the Pakistani batting order. At the end of the game, Curran had finished with a score of 3/12, while Rashid and Chris Jordan also took a pair of wickets.
After claiming victory in the 50-over World Cup in 2019, Jos Buttler’s England team is now trying to make history by becoming the sport’s first-ever dual white-ball champions. England advanced to the final with a dominating 10-wicket victory over India.
After Pakistan won the T20 championship in 2009 and England won it in 2010, both countries are seeking to add another title to their collection.
On the other hand, Pakistan is looking to bring home their first major ICC trophy since they took home the Champions Trophy in 2017.