As the clock ticks closer to the commencement of the ODI World Cup 2023 in India, fans’ excitement is palpable. The blend of world-class cricket and the enchanting backdrop of Indian pitches is stoking the fervor among cricket lovers.
Amidst the buzz surrounding the tournament, cricket experts have been sharing their insights on team strategies, player performances, and potential standout individuals. The latest expert to join the chorus is the revered South African legend, Jacques Kallis, who has cast his vote for the highest run-scorer in the upcoming event.
Jacques Kallis Tips England’s Jos Buttler
Kallis has placed his wager on England’s talismanic captain, Jos Buttler, to claim the title of the highest run-scorer in the ODI World Cup 2023. Kallis attributes Buttler’s success to his adaptability to the Indian conditions and believes that the England skipper will rise to the occasion and shine for his team. In his own words.
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“I think Jos Buttler will be the leading run-scorer. An outside call, but I fancy him in those conditions. Along with England having a good World Cup, I think, um, he’s going to be the one guy that stands up,” Kallis remarked in a video shared by ICC.
A Closer Look at Buttler’s Numbers
As England endeavors to retain their World Cup title, Buttler’s significance as a player and captain magnifies. Beyond his leadership responsibilities, Buttler’s explosive batting style and exceptional skills have played a pivotal role in England’s cricketing victories. His instrumental role in securing England’s triumph at the T20 World Cup last year further underscores his ability to perform under pressure.
With an impressive record spanning 165 One Day Internationals (ODIs), Buttler has amassed 4647 runs, boasting an average of 41 and a remarkable strike rate nearing 118. His remarkable feat includes 11 centuries and 24 half-centuries, a testament to his consistency and match-winning potential.
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