Bayliss wants attacking Buttler in all formats

first_imgTREVOR Bayliss has told Jos Buttler not to change his attacking style if he is recalled to England’s team for the third Test with India.Buttler is in the frame to come into England’s side as a batsman in place of the struggling Ben Duckett, with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow retaining the gloves.The 26-year-old has not played in the longest form of the game since October 2015 when he was dropped during England’s series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates.He could feature in Mohali, though, after Duckett continued to struggle in Visakhapatnam, making just five runs across the two innings.And, should he be given the nod, head coach Bayliss wants to see Buttler playing in the destructive way he does in limited-overs cricket.“The one thing with Jos, if he plays the same way as he does in one-day cricket, I think that’s the way ahead for him, red ball or white ball,” he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.“I think he’s starting to get his head around that fact.“He’s in the top echelon of destructive batters when it comes to white-ball cricket, and there’s no reason – if he can get his head around playing against a red ball – that he can’t do the same and put the pressure back on the opposition.“If someone like Jos is able to do that, it would take a bit of pressure off the rest of the guys.”Duckett’s struggles come as a blow to England who were hoping he could become a mainstay in the top order, but Bayliss remains confident the 22-year-old has the talent to play Test cricket.He added: “Ben’s working harder than anyone in the nets to try to fix things up, getting himself into a position that he is confident enough in to score runs.“I think he’s got a special talent. Whether he plays the next match or not, I think he’ll play a lot more for England.”(

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