Jos Buttler was introduced as the brand new England while-ball captain following Eoin Morgan’s retirement, England Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Thursday (June 30). Buttler was the deputy (Vice-captain) underneath Morgan’s captaincy since 2015. The 31-year-old will lead the Three Lions after taking part in 151 ODIs and 88 T20 Worldwide matches for his nation. The versatile right-handed batter made his debut in 2011 for England. Former skipper Eoin Morgan introduced his retirement on Tuesday (June 28) following his struggles from accidents and unhealthy kind with the bat.
“Jos has been part of our white-ball set-up for over a decade and was integral in the transformation of the way the team has played its attacking brand of cricket,” mentioned Rob Key, managing director of the England males’s group.
“I believe the extra responsibility will take his game to a new level and inspire those around him.”
Among the many most-feared huge hitters within the limited-overs sport, Buttler has been in devastating kind, smashing 248 runs in two innings within the latest 3-Zero ODI collection rout of the Netherlands. He additionally completed high scorer within the Indian Premier League T20 competitors, notching up 863 runs, together with 4 centuries, for the Rajasthan Royals because the franchise made the ultimate.
“I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to Eoin Morgan for his outstanding leadership over the past seven years. It has been the most memorable period for everyone involved,” Buttler mentioned in an announcement.
The wicketkeeper-batsman has a giant void to fill as he units out to construct on Morgan’s spectacular legacy. His predecessor led the group to the 50-over World Cup title in 2019 and turned them right into a white-ball powerhouse, ending as England`s most profitable ODI captain.
“He has been an inspirational leader, and it has been fantastic to play under him. There are lots of things that I have learnt from him that I’ll take into this role,” added Buttler.
Buttler’s first project as skipper might be a three-match T20 collection towards India beginning July 7. His first huge take a look at will come within the type of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr.