Jos Buttler better than MS Dhoni at the moment: Tim Paine

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2018 | 0

Jos Buttler is the best wicketkeeper-batsman in the world at the moment, according to Australia’s stand-in captain Tim Paine.

Paine, who was at the helm of Australia’s 0-5 defeat to England in the just-concluded England series, opined that Buttler is even better than India’s World Cup-winning star MS Dhoni.

“He’s good, he’s very good,” Paine said of Buttler (as quoted by CricTracker). “Right now, at the moment, he’d have to be the best white-ball wicketkeeper-batsman in the world.

“I don’t think there are too many guys to challenge him. MS Dhoni is pretty good, but right at this moment, Jos is at the absolute peak of his powers.

“He understands his one-day game so well and knows his strengths inside out and just doesn’t go away from him.

“He’s someone for our batters to watch and see first hand. Those experiences are going to be really good for D’Arcy Short or Travis Head to see him and Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy at their best.”

Paine’s comments came after Buttler’s heroics helped England claim the fifth and final ODI and clinch a successful whitewash of Australia on Sunday.

Chasing Australia’s target of 206 runs, England found themselves at a precarious position at 114-8 before Buttler smashed an unbeaten 110 to help his side win by one wicket.

 

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