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Buttler calls for better batting wickets at home
England vs New Zealand 2019

Buttler calls for better batting wickets at home

England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler calls for better batting wickets at home ahead of England’s dismal performance in the 1st Test match against New Zealand. The 2019 World-Cup winners lost to their final counterparts by an innings and 65 runs.

Buttler feels that they have one of the best Test models back at home (England) where the Duke ball is used as it creates more watchable contest between the bat and the ball. He feels that the only potential change England can look forward to is to bat at the better batting wickets at home.

"One thing potentially we can do in England is play on better batting wickets. The Dukes’ ball still offers the bowlers enough, especially in England if you get the overhead conditions. But we could look at playing county cricket on better batting wickets”, he said.

Moreover, he also talked about the other Test teams and said that they are able to score more runs as they are prone to play at the flat wickets at home. "We have to learn to be able to do that. You look at the top sides around the world on flat wickets and they get very, very big scores and bat for a very, very long time”, he said.

"That's a big learning point for us. With the bat, just when you think you're getting to a place where you need to be, there's a lot harder work to come to build those big scores”, Buttler argued.