‘When he speaks, people listen’: Jos Buttler in calm command of England

Captain is not one for rabble-rousing but has led his team to T20 World Cup final with rigorous planning and smart intuition

England’s advance to the T20 World Cup final is evidence that in an era of data-driven decisions, when eagle-eyed analysts search for even the most distant statistical advantage, there is still a place for simple intuition. And that Jos Buttler’s tends to be on point.

“You can look at numbers till the cows come home really, in this day and age,” England’s captain says. “But I think ‘the feel’ on the day is a really important part of it.”

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