Buttler says England ‘must keep belief’ after Afghanistan upset at World Cup

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  • England captain admits his side were ‘outplayed’
  • Afghanistan coach says his team can reassess their ambitions

Jos Buttler has challenged his players not to lose their self-belief after they fell victim to one of the great World Cup upsets, losing against Afghanistan by 69 runs in Delhi, left their dreams of defending the trophy looking increasingly fanciful.

Buttler admitted his side were “outplayed”. After also losing their opening game against New Zealand, England have banked just a single victory from their first three matches. From here they are likely to need five wins from their six remaining group-stage fixtures if they are to stand a chance of reaching the semi-finals.

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Written by Simon Burnton at the Arun Jaitley Stadium
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