Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been dominated out of the rest of England’s white-ball collection in opposition to Sri Lanka. The ECB confirmed that the 30-year-old sustained a proper calf harm throughout England’s win within the first T20I at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday.
Jos Buttler underwent an MRI on Thursday, which revealed a small tear. The official ECB assertion on this regard stated that the attacking batsman felt tightness and discomfort on the finish of the sport, wherein he scored an unbeaten half-century.
Jos Buttler will now return residence and start his rehabilitation programme. Dawid Malan will change Buttler in England’s ODI squad for the collection in opposition to Sri Lanka.
England clinched the three-match T20I collection 2-0 with a five-wicket victory over the Lankans on Thursday. Sri Lanka gained the toss and batted first however solely managed to submit 111 for 7 on the board. Kusal Mendis top-scored for the Lankans with 39. For England, Mark Wooden and Adil Rashid claimed two wickets apiece.
England misplaced 5 wickets of their chase however managed to cross the revised D/L goal of 103 from 18 overs within the seventeenth over. Sam Billings (24), Liam Livingstone (29 not out) and Sam Curran (16 not out) performed useful cameos. Wanindu Hasaranga (2/20) was Sri Lanka’s greatest bowler.
Jos Buttler was the Man of the Match in England’s dominating win in 1st T20I
Whereas he missed the second T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka as a result of a proper calf harm, Jos Buttler was the star performer in England’s eight-wicket triumph within the opening T20I of the collection. He scored an unbeaten 68 off 55 balls, hitting eight fours and a six, as England chased down a goal of 130 in 17.1 overs.
Jos Buttler and fellow opener Jason Roy (36) featured in a stand of 80 to place England on the right track for victory within the first T20I.
Talking forward of the Sri Lanka collection, Jos Buttler had made a robust assertion when he asserted that nationwide responsibility would take priority over the Indian Premier League (IPL) within the occasion of a conflict between the 2. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who’s an integral a part of the Rajasthan Royals franchise, was quoted as telling BBC:
“Normally, the IPL would not conflict with any worldwide cricket. When it does conflict, most likely England will take priority.”
In the meantime, England will tackle Sri Lanka within the third T20I in Southampton on Saturday. The groups will then conflict in three ODIs, beginning with the primary match in Chester-le-Road on June 29.