Buttler confident run drought is over

"It is a case of the simpler you make it the better"

“It is a case of the simpler you make it the better”

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England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is confident that his scoring drought has come to an end after he scored an unbeaten 49 in the third ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah on Tuesday.

Buttler was dropped for the three-Test series that preceded that ongoing ODI series as he had gone 22 innings without scoring a half-century.

But, the 25-year-old is glad to be back amongst the runs and has made it clear that he will do everything in his power to ensure he doesn’t get dropped again after he was included in the Test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.

“It’s a huge relief to contribute to an England win,” Buttler told Sky Sports. “It can be pretty tough, when you’re going through that, and questioning whether it will come back in time.

“I hope I can use those experiences to improve me as a player and, if I ever go through that form again, turn it round quicker. It is a case of the simpler you make it the better…I almost made it a harder game than it needs to be.

“Getting back to what I do well, the basics, and thinking about the game logically is what is going to help me.

Buttler also revealed that he needs to start trusting himself more often as the advice he has received throughout the rough patch he endured proved to be counter-productive.

“I always want to learn, and you probably go through a stage of asking too many questions and trying to learn from too many people,” he said. “You think you’re doing the right thing. But actually everyone plays the game pretty differently – and maybe something I need to improve is the filter of information.

“I think that’s one of my big challenges – just get back to being myself, trusting myself and almost having the mentality that if I’m going to go down, go down on your own terms, as opposed to trying to be someone you’re not or play in a fashion that is not my way.”

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