Jos Buttler feels England have come a long way since their poor show in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 © Getty Images
Jos Buttler feels England have come a long way since their poor show in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 © Getty Images

Australia‘s hard-hitting wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler believes that positive attitude will be key to English success in the remainder of the five-match ODI series and upcoming matches against South Africa. England although having lost the first ODI had won the one-off T20 and Ashes 2015 against arch-rivals Australia. The right-hand batsman feels that England have come a long way since their poor show in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. In the World Cup England had a crushing defeat against Australia and also a loss to minnows Bangladesh. But now, after defeating the world champions comprehensively in the Test series and a competitive show in the first ODI England are a feared side. READ: Jos Buttler inspired by Ian Botham’s old Ashes tales

In a conversation with dailymail.co.uk the 24-year old said, “I’m really looking forward to it [remaining matches of the ODI series]. I think it’ll free me up when I have that license to take some risks and have some fun. We had a great series against New Zealand, and I think we need to take that same attitude into it. We need to really take them on and have some fun. I think the team’s certainly got the potential to be [world No 1]. We’ve got a lot of young guys who are still getting better and better. If we do reach our potential and keep growing as a side, then why not?’ POLL: Who will win the England vs Australia 2nd ODI?

Buttler added that the last few months had been terrific and he relished England’s success in the Ashes, “We spent a lot of time at the ground and had a drink with the Australian players as well. It’s a great feeling to reflect about the games that have gone with a drink and relax. I had a laugh and a joke with Nathan Lyon. He seemed to keep getting me out so we had a chat about that. It was good to talk with them because throughout the series you have that competition so you don’t really get to know the opposition.” James Taylor looks at Shane Watson’s send off as a compliment