- England determined to secure spot in 2025 Champions Trophy.
- “We haven’t performed the way we wanted to,” admits Buttler.
- England set to lock horns with Pakistan on November 11.
Ahead of their final match against Pakistan, England captain Jos Buttler said the team has shown a desire to “put things right” in India at the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup 2023.
The England skipper said the team is determined to secure a spot in the 2025 Champions Trophy with a top-eight finish, Reuters reported.
The 2019 champions earned a 160-run win over the Netherlands in Pune on Wednesday to end a five-match losing streak and climb off the bottom of the standings to seventh place on four points.
Ahead of the bottom three — Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Neteherlands — on net run rate, England head to Kolkata for their final match against fifth-placed Pakistan, who will host the next edition of the eight-team Champions Trophy.
“We haven’t performed the way we wanted to this whole trip and we’d like to leave India putting in a proper performance,” Buttler told reporters.
“I think everyone’s been frustrated, but the guys have stayed tight … the guys probably trained as hard as they trained all trip, which shows the level of commitment and desire to put things right.
“Not playing for what we wanted to be playing for, but a really vital match for us in the grand scheme of things.
“It’s great to be heading there with something on the line,” he added.
Schedule of remaining World Cup matches
November 10: South Africa vs Afghanistan @ Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
November 11: Australia vs Bangladesh @ Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
November 11: England vs Pakistan @ Eden Gardens, Kolkata
November 12: India vs Netherlands @ M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
November 15: Semi-final 1 — First place vs fourth place @ Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
November 16: Semi-final 2 — Second place vs third place @ Eden Gardens, Kolkata
November 19: Final — Winner of Semi-final 1 vs winner of Semi-final 2 @ Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.