Published on: December 7, 2021
England goalkeeper batsman Jos Butler believes that if they play to their absolute potential, the team can beat Australia’s Gabba, where the hosts have an amazing record. Butler pointed out that India recently defeated Australia in Brisbane, and the British have no reason not to do so. Australia tasted its first defeat since 1988 at Gabba, when the young and energetic Indian team led by Ajinkya Rahane shocked them in their fortress.
Before the first test in Brisbane, which started on Wednesday, Butler said: “Anytime you come to Australia as an England team is a huge challenge, history tells you. It’s exciting. Australia tends to play very well. Here (Brisbane), but they have obviously lost to India at this venue recently, which proves that it is not impossible to beat them here.
“We know that to do this, we have to be close to our best. We are very concerned about ourselves-the opponent is a great team-but we know that if we bring our game, we will be there or nearby ,” Butler added
He also cleared up the confusion about front-runner James Anderson. The 31-year-old player told the media that the team’s speed pioneer is appropriate, but will take a break during the first test, remembering workload management.
Butler explained, “Jimmy won’t participate in the game, but he is healthy. This is obviously a very long series, and we want people like this to participate in as many games as possible. This is just a precaution. He played again yesterday. Very good “Today. He is healthy, but these people are just cautious. “
The Gabba test will mark the return of veteran cricketers Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes. Although Broad was injured in the Test Series against India, Stokes’ mental health is not good. Speaking of Broad, Butler said: “I think he was happy to go. He was obviously injured in England at the end of the summer, but he has recovered well since then. The way of accumulation has been a bit challenging” in some respects. He played well in the net yesterday and looked good. “
Regarding Stokes, the experienced cricketer asserted that he is very suitable for the game and that he performed very well in the Nets and also performed well in the warm-up match.
England and Australia drew 2-2 with the 2019 Ashes. However, Australia has retained the previous urn.