Jos Buttler, England’s captain, said that England must find a solution to limit the West Indies big-hitters after they smashed fourteen sixes on their way to a four wicket win in Tuesday’s Twenty20 International at Barbados.
West Indies defeated the tourists 171 runs with 11 balls left in the rain-delayed game. Their top three batters combined for nine sixes, three more than England’s entire team.
Buttler said to reporters that “they hit a lot sixes together as a side, that’s a trademark for their team and we have to find ways to reduce that.”
The swing of the sixes in the game is huge.
England started off strong, scoring 77 runs in six overs without losing a wicket. However, they lost wickets frequently and were all out after 19.3 overs.
Buttler stated that “from the position we were at half-time, to end up only with (171) was an area we could’ve improved on.”
The West Indies have adapted to the new conditions.
You’ve got find ways to get the ball out of the arc. Also, you have to be aggressive and committed. We’ll learn a lot over the next couple of games.
On Thursday, the teams will play their second T20 match.
The hosts had won the previous One Day International Series 2-1.