Buttler insists England will keep on attacking


Jos Buttler says England's batsmen will maintain their aggressive approach in Friday's second one-day international against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston, despite a top-order collapse in the tied series-opener.

Buttler (93) and Chris Woakes (95) were responsible for rescuing the hosts from 82-6 at Trent Bridge on Tuesday, before Liam Plunkett hit a six off the final ball of the match to ensure England matched Sri Lanka's total of 286.

Skipper Eoin Morgan (43) was the only member of England's top five to reach double figures in Nottingham, but Trevor Bayliss' side intend to stick with the attacking mindset that has served them well in limited-overs cricket over the past 12 months.

Discussing England's initial struggles with the bat last time out, wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler said: "That is how cricket goes and it would be unfair to judge after one game. We should not do anything different.

"If anything we should come out and play even more shots. That's the way we want to play our cricket.

"We want to put teams under pressure, and there's no reason to change."

Victory in the second ODI would see England open up an unassailable lead in the multi-format Super Series, which they currently lead 11-3 having won the preceding Test rubber 2-0.

Angelo Mathews starred with bat and ball at Trent Bridge, following up an innings of 73 with figures of 2-22 from six overs at the start of England's reply.

However, a hamstring injury prevented Sri Lanka's captain from completing his allocation and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit to lead the tourists in Birmingham.

Buttler and Joe Root each scored rapid centuries as England racked up 408-9 on their most recent ODI visit to Edgbaston, which resulted in a 210-run victory over New Zealand last June.