'We certainly don’t want to see an India versus Pakistan final': Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler shares a massive update on Dawid Malan and Mark Wood, also reveals his plans for the semi-final match against India

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The neighboring countries are dreaming of a potential India vs Pakistan clash at the 20-20 World Cup final on 13th November 2022. However, amidst that, the English skipper has expressed his desire to spoil the party. Ahead of the semi-final clash against India at Adelaide Oval, the wicket-keeper batter highlighted his keenness beat India and eventually play the final at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

In the Super 12 of the competition, the Three Lions managed to finish above Australia and qualified for the semi-final of the competition. The team defeated New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan in the super 12, while India managed to finish as league leaders by defeating the likes of Pakistan, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh.

The upcoming encounter between the two sides is expected to be a cracking contest. Meanwhile, the England captain has sent a stern warning, stating that the boys are excited to play the final and defeat India.

“We certainly don’t want to see an India versus Pakistan final and we will try to spoil their party. They are a good team,” Buttler said.

“We have got to the point where we wanted to be. Everyone is excited about playing in the semifinal. Obviously, we are really excited about the match against a great Indian team. We like to be in such a situation,” he added.

Both Malan and Wood are doubtful: Buttler shares massive update on injuries

Ahead of England’s big clash, Jos Buttler shared a massive update on Dawid Malan and Mark Wood’s injuries. The 32-year-old isn’t sure of their participation in the semi-final match. Sharing an update on the duo, Buttler revealed that the decision will be taken on the match day.

“Both Malan and Wood are doubtful. But we would see how they are on match day. We trust our medical team. We need guys to be fit. Full faith in every member of our squad. Going back to the Pakistan tour we gave chance to a lot of youngsters and they did well. Phil Salt has a fantastic mindset, especially for T20Is. He is someone who looks to perform,” the captain said in the press conference.