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Buttler's leadership hailed by Woods

11th July 2018, 13:55 by Simon Barlow

Mark Wood admits in-form England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler's skill level leaves him lost for words.

The Durham seamer also hailed Buttler's leadership abilities and said that the England one-day vice-captain's impact isn't just felt on the field.

“I don’t think you can really put into words how good his skill level is,” said Wood, speaking at a private bowling session to celebrate unconventional greatness in cricket with Royal London.

“He hits the ball 360 degrees against 90mph bowling, against some of the best bowlers in the world, and it’s not one team he does it against he does it against everybody.

“He’s just a guy with an unbelievable skill, he’s very humble, a great lad in general and just a real team player."

Buttler was the man of the series in England's 5-0 one-day series win over Australia earlier this summer with an average of 137.50 and his incredible 110 not out at Old Trafford ensured the tourists were whitewashed.

“He’s a massive leader," added Wood.

"He’s vice-captain but he’s a senior player who always speaks well and seems to say the right thing.

“I really feel like he’s a guy that gives people a lift when they need it but can also give them a rocket – not in a nasty way he drags people along to the standards he sets for himself.

“That’s a realistic standard that everyone has to aspire to.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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