Cooked England may not be at their best in Australia ODIs, feels Buttler

England captain Jos Buttler said his team may not be at their absolute best in the ODI series against Australia after receiving only a few days’ rest after winning the T20 World Cup by defeating Pakistan in the title clash. England meet Australia at Adelaide Oval on Thursday in the first of three one-dayers. Moeen Ali has already expressed his displeasure at the crammed internatioinal schedule.

“It’s going to be a challenge,” white-ball skipper Buttler told reporters on Wednesday. “There’s no point saying all the right things, that we’ll be at our best.”

Australia come into the series fresher than England after missing out on the semi-finals berth. Their new ODI captain Pat Cummins said he expects Jos Buttler and company would be up for the challenge despite the hecticness.