Jos Buttler Officially Becomes England’s Limited-over Captain
By CricShots - Jun 30, 2022 9:02 pm
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England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that Jos Buttler will be leading England’s limited-overs squads. Eoin Morgan hanged his boots from international cricket earlier this week following poor form and fitness and he even hinted that Buttler will be replacing him. Buttler stepped in temporarily several times for Morgan in recent times and is enjoying a purple patch in his career has enjoyed a great run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the ODI series against the Netherlands.

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Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler’s first assignment as the full-time skipper of England will be the T20I and ODI series against India. He has led England 14 times (9 ODIs and 5 T20Is) previously and isn’t entirely new to leadership responsibility.

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Jos Buttler is delighted to take over the reins of England’s limited-overs squads and also thanked Eoin Morgan for taking the team to greater heights during his leadership tenure. He also termed Morgan as an inspirational leader and is looking forward to leading England against India and South Africa in the ongoing summer.

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Jos Buttler and Jos Buttler

In the official statement from ECB, Jos Buttler said, “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. 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.”

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He further added, “It is a great honor to take over from Eoin, and the place he has left English white-ball cricket in is exciting, and I’m inspired for the challenges ahead. There is excellent strength-in-depth in the white-ball squads, and I’m looking forward to leading the teams out for the series that are coming up against India starting next week and later in July against South Africa. When I have had the chance to step in the past, I have loved doing it.”