England Cricket Team’s head coach Trevor Bayliss is hopeful that star batsman Jos Buttler will regain fitness ahead of their clash against Windies on June 14 (Friday) at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Meanwhile, Buttler copped up an injury on his hip during the game against Bangladesh while batting. He struggled to bat in the remainder of the innings and passed on the wicket-keeping duties to fellow teammate Jonny Bairstow.
Buttler like to be available against Windies
England; however, have had a start-stop beginning to their World Cup. They started with a thumping win over South Africa only to succumb to Pakistan in an exciting clash. But they soon bounced back to beat Bangladesh to make it two out of three games and sitting in the third spot in the points table after New Zealand and Australia. The host will look to keep the winning run going and keep themselves floating in the points table.
As they gear up for the West Indies clash, Jos Buttler joined the practice session from yesterday. He took a few days break and will be available for selection for the next game. Trevor Bayliss revealed they didn’t want to risk Buttler; as a result, he didn’t take part in the training the last two days.
“It was a little bit precautionary the other day. He said he could have kept, but he wasn’t really sure if he would be able to run after a high catch,” Bayliss said.
However, Trevor Bayliss along with his support staffs, are yet to decide whether Jos Buttler will play as a specialist batsman. He said that they will take a call in a day or so. But Bayliss is hopeful that the swashbuckling cricketer will play a full part in the match.
“I haven’t really thought about it. We’ll make that decision in the next day or so,” the Australian said. “We’ll see how he pulls up and how he performs at practice. I’m expecting him to play a full part,” he added.
Jos Buttler has been in fine form in the World Cup so far scoring one century and one fifty in the three matches he has played. England will want him to recover quickly and return to the playing XI.