PAK vs ENG: Will Jos Buttler play in Lahore-leg of T20I series?

Pakistan and England will meet in fifth T20I on September 28

By Web Desk
September 27, 2022
Source: ECB

KARACHI: England's regular white-ball format captain Jos Buttler is likely to miss the Lahore-leg of the seven-match T20I series. 

England's coach Matthew Mott briefed the Karachi press after his team lost fourth T20I after a nerve-testing finish here at the National Stadium on Sunday. 

During the presser, Mott was asked about Buttler's availability in the last three T20Is which are scheduled at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium. 

In reply, Mott said they aren't looking to take any risk with Buttler at the moment. 

"He’s not a player we want to take a risk on at this stage, so close to a World Cup, and it was a reasonably significant injury that he had" the English coach shared. 

Buttler, who suffered a calf injury before coming to Pakistan, had recovered from the injury and was seen doing light practice during the training sessions that took place in Karachi. 

However, the right-handed batter didn't bat in the nets. 

During his arrival press conference in Karachi, the English cricketer wasn't sure about his participation in the historic series. 

"Unfortunately, I am undergoing a bit of an injury so I am not sure about my participation. But I will try and do everything to get out in the park," Buttler had said. 

Currently, the seven-match T20I series between Pakistan and England is equal on 2-2. The fifth T20I, first in Lahore, will be played on September 28.