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England skipper Jos Buttler reacted to Josh Hazlewood’s remarks and said that the team has been focusing on what they can control and do. The Australian pacer had said that Australia would try to knock England out of the T20 World Cup 2024 by manipulating the net run rate against Scotland. According to Hazlewood, Australia can surrender to Scotland in their final league game. In that case, Scotland will have seven points and they will finish as group toppers. England, on the other hand, can reach a maximum of five points. 

England were behind Scotland in terms of Net Run Rate but they registered an eight-wicket win over Oman, which boosted their chances of securing a Super 8 spot. In case Scotland defeats Australia, England wouldn’t be able to do anything. However, if the opposite happens, England can make it to the Super 8 with a win over Namibia. 

Can only control what we can do: Jos Buttler reacts to Josh Hazlewood’s remarks

England skipper Jos Buttler reacted to Josh Hazlewood’s remarks and said that the Three Lions will focus on what they can control and do. During the post-match ceremony, Buttler said, “Been around long enough to know that people make comments. We know what's going on in the dressing room. We have another huge match to come. We can only control what we do, all focus is on that.” 

Speaking about the performance of bowlers in the game, Buttler said, “The tone was set very well by the bowlers by picking up those early wickets and restricting them to that total. We’ve got another big game in two days. I thought they bowled brilliantly. There was some extra bounce, thought they bowled really good lines and lengths. There was some spin, don’t think any of us expected the surface to play like it did. Adil bowled exceptionally well. The message was to be ultra-positive.”