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Sports News
Happy to play wherever team requires me: Buttler
 
Abu Dhabi, Oct 20 (PTI) England batsman Jos Buttler says he does not mind batting in the middle order for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League if his team requires him to do so.

Buttler, who started as a opener in the tournament, has been batting down the order in recent games. Against CSK on Monday he was at his destructive best, while skipper Steve Smith held the other end.

The inaugural edition champions rode on Buttler's unbeaten 48-ball 70 after their bowlers produced a fine effort to restrict three-time champions to a modest 125 for five.

"It's different (from opening the innings). In the middle we are a lot more reactive to what's happened before. I am happy to play both roles, wherever the team requires me to play," Buttler said in a video tweeted by the Royals.

"We needed a partnership, the run rate was never a big issue. We weren't chasing a big total we lost a couple of wickets and we just needed a partnership and calm the game down and get the momentum back from CSK," Buttler said.

He has called for an improved effort on the field, adding that the team gave away an extra 10-15 runs during their victory against Chennai Super Kings.

"We could still improve our fielding. We probably gave 10 or 15 away in the field," Buttler said.

"It was a much-needed win. It was a pretty good performance with the ball. Jofra has been fantastic and Shreyas and Rahul Tewatia were brilliant with the leg spin," he added.

The Royals looked in commanding positions against the Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Banglore in their previous two outings. However, Smith and his men were unable to cross the finish line.

They are currently placed fifth on the points table with four wins from 10 matches. The win against CSK has kept their playoff hopes alive.

"At times, we have certainly not played the best cricket in the tournament but over the last three games we have played but have just won one.

"This is the business end and this is where we need to pull the results out. Good sign that we playing better cricket," Buttler added.


England beats Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in 1st test
Fourth Test: Rain forces early stumps with India at 4-0 while chasing 328 to win
4th Test: Australia 21/0 at stumps, lead India by 54 runs after Sundar, Thakur fightback
NorthEast end winless streak to bag crucial points against Jamshedpur
India take tea break at 62/2, replying to Australia's 369
Australia 274 for 5 at stumps on Day 1 of 4th Test against India
Walking Wounded: Injury-hit India ''A'' face Australia in ''Test'' of new decade
India''s campaign ends in Thailand Open; Saina, Satwik-Ashwini lose, injured Srikanth pulls out
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Test rankings: Kohli loses 2nd spot to Smith
Saina, Prannoy test negative for COVD-19 hours after positive results, cleared for Thailand Open
India hold on for draw in Sydney Test against Australia
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Pitch is good to bat on and two gentlemen out there have proved how good they are: Ashwin
Pujara was scared to play shot, played to survive than score runs: Border
Jadeja sustains thumb fracture, out of 4th Test; Pant likely to bat in 2nd innings
With no turn on offer, the plan was to vary pace and create angles: Jadeja
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KERALA NEWS
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
N. Korea''s parliament rubber stamps new development plans
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NATIONAL NEWS
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 Lucknow Jan 18 (PTI) An FIR has been lodged here against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazo
Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi
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