England’s Jos Buttler remains positive despite another ODI series defeat at the hands of South Africa

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Jos Buttler sees plentifulness of reasons for optimism up of England’s defence of their World Cup crown successful India later this twelvemonth contempt losing different ODI series.

Twin defeats successful South Africa meant England’s 59-run triumph connected Wednesday was a specified consolation, pinch nan 50-over world champions now winless successful their past 4 series.

There was immoderate bully news successful Jason Roy, Dawid Malan and Buttler each making hundreds. Fast bowler Olly Stone was a persistent threat successful nan mediate overs, while Jofra Archer – backmost aft 22 months distant – took a career-best six for 40 successful nan last game.

While Buttler was upset to propulsion distant a winning position successful nan bid opener, he feels England are shaping up good for nan World Cup successful nan autumn.

‘There are tons of things to beryllium pleased astir and immoderate players are still to travel back,’ said Buttler, whose broadside caput to Bangladesh adjacent period for a limited-overs series. ‘Recent results aside, it’s still a patient picture.

‘We’ve played immoderate superb cricket and should beryllium disappointed we didn’t triumph nan series.

‘The position we were successful in nan first ODI, we should spell connected and win.

‘But successful position of things you’re looking to get together and build up of a World Cup, I deliberation we ticked a batch of boxes.’

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