Former England Batsman Mark Butcher Identifies the Next Superstar in International Cricket


Dubai: Former England batsman Mark Butcher believes that England all-rounder George Garten is the next big thing not only in franchise cricket but also in international cricket and added that he is glad that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has picked him up. Chosen as a replacement. For Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson. Garner has so far played two matches for RCB in the UAE leg and has also picked up some wickets. Also Read – Live IPL 2021 RCB Vs SRH Live Cricket Score, IPL Live Match 52 Latest Updates: Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will eye top-2 against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Garner is yet to make his international debut for England but Butcher feels the 24-year-old has everything to make it big at the international level. Also Read – Aaron Finch Wants David Warner To Open With Him During T20 World Cup Despite IPL’s Poor Form

“I love the fact that George Garten has got a gig with RCB because I think he is going to be a superstar in international and franchise cricket across the world. Terrible athlete – left handed, fast, nice slow balls, great fielder, smashes it out of the park. He has everything. He will definitely be in favor,” Butcher said on’s Man vs Machine show on Wednesday. Also Read – BLR vs SRH Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Hints Vivo IPL 2021 Match 52: Captain, Vice-Captain – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 11 for today’s T20I match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium 07:30 PM IST 6 October Tuesday

Butcher also shared his views on other overseas selections by RCB ahead of the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi later in the evening.

“Glenn Maxwell is my No. 1 choice. AB de Villiers has been quiet, but he is still AB de Villiers. Dan Christian, in the backend of his career, has become a prolific performer in short-form cricket. Me in the last game against Punjab Kings I love the way the line was lined up and I doubt they will do the same thing again this time around.”

Another player from the RCB camp who caught Butcher’s eye is opener Devdutt Padikkal. “His form has been so consistent in the IPL. It’s one thing to go out there and strike at a very high rate, but it’s quite another to score consistently even in low-scoring games. “

The 49-year-old concluded by saying that all-rounder Jason Holder should be retained by SRH and he looks at RCB as the winners for today’s match. “Jason Holder aside, who has been incredibly impressive for Sunrisers Hyderabad considering how poor they are. The fight has left the building for Sunrisers Hyderabad and hence, there is only one winner and that is RCB.

(with IANS inputs)


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