ENG vs PAK: Jos Buttler could miss few T20Is against Pakistan

The English skipper will lead the defending champions in the T20 World Cup 2024

By Web Desk
May 21, 2024
Jos Buttler is the captain of the England cricket team. — Reuters

England’s captain Jos Buttler could miss few matches during the four-T20I series against Pakistan which will begin on May 22 in Leeds, reported inews.co.uk on Tuesday.

Buttler, who led England to the T20 World Cup trophy in 2022 by beating Pakistan in the final, could be called on family duty as his wife, Louise, is expecting their third child together.

Buttler was representing Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 but he was called back by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to participate in the series against Pakistan.

Not just that, England’s head coach Matthew Mott is also away from the team due to family duties and assistant coach Richard Dawson is leading the practice sessions before the first T20I.

The T20I series would be of significant importance for both teams as just two days after its conclusion, the World Cup will begin in the United States.

Pakistan are in Group A of the World Cup alongside arch-rivals India, Ireland, Canada and the USA. Meanwhile, England are slotted in Group B with Australia, Namibia, Scotland and Oman.


England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Salman Agha, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan

Pakistan's schedule of upcoming matches

Tour of England

May 22: First T20I at Leeds

May 25: Second T20I at Birmingham

May 28: Third T20I at Cardiff

May 30: Fourth T20I at The Oval

T20 World Cup 2024

June 6: Pakistan vs USA, Dallas

June 9: Pakistan vs India, New York

June 11: Pakistan vs Canada, New York

June 16: Pakistan vs Ireland, Lauderhill