Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels that the wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler should be named as England’s new white-ball captain for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 if Eoin Morgan does not find form this summer.
The veteran of 246 ODIs and England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has been struggling with the bat for an extended period of time. In 16 T20I games in 2021, he scored just 150 runs at an average of just 16.66.
Meanwhile, in his column for The Telegraph, Vaughan wrote that Buttler should replace Morgan as a captain if the latter doesn’t find form and he should be given the freedom to lead the team in his own way. The 47-year old wrote:
“I personally think he is very close to inheriting the white-ball captaincy. If Eoin Morgan finds form this summer, then keep him, but if not then make Jos captain for the T20 World Cup in November. He should be given the freedom to lead the team his way like Morgan has for the last six months. It is hard to play all three formats as a keeper.”
“His Record Is Not Horrific, But Ultimately He Has Found It Hard To Get The Tempo Right ”– Michael Vaughan On Jos Buttler’s Test Run
Vaughan further added that Buttler’s record in Test cricket is not horrific and he has struggled because he is unable to decide what style of batting he needs to adopt. Vaughan asserted:
“His record is not horrific, but ultimately he has found it hard to get the tempo right, and decide what style of batsman he needs to be. His keeping has not become high-class, but when playing all three formats, it is hard to put in the commitment each day. It takes a huge amount of effort to be a top keeper in Test cricket.”
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has looked very poor with the bat and with his glovework in the Ashes 2021-22 series. So far he has batted in all 8 innings and has scored only 107 runs at an average of 15.28 with his highest score being 39.
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