Ahead of India vs England, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler said that we are fortunate enough to do what we love and are playing cricket but it is not possible for cricketers to play every single match because of staying in the bio-bubble surrounding.
The series of England and India is scheduled to start on 5 February in Chennai. The teams are scheduled to play four Tests, three ODIs, and five T20Is. The first two matches will be played in Chennai while the other two are scheduled in Ahmedabad. Buttler will only provide his service in the first Test and will return home then after. He might come back appear in the white-ball series against India.
“It is certainly a challenge, it is hard to say that the situation is quite difficult as there are some people in the world who are in a tough situation at the moment looking at the pandemic and lockdown, we are very fortunate to play cricket and do what we love, but having said that, it is quite challenging to spend time away from our families, having your family locked up in hotels can be quite difficult,” said Buttler during a virtual press conference.
“ECB has been forward-thinking to rotate the players in and out of the series, sometimes there is frustration because you want to see the best player on show all time, but is just not possible looking at the time spent in the bubble. Looking at the short term goals is important, there is no certainty if you look far ahead,” he added.