Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo: Getty Images)

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has officially named wicket-keeper batter, Jos Buttler, as the captain of the white-ball squads following the international retirement of World Cup-winning captain, Eoin Morgan.

Buttler has led the team in 14 games altogether (9 ODIs & 5 T20Is). The 32-year-old has been in the form of his life of late and will be hoping to lead the team from the front.

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.”

Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan
Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan. (Photo: Twitter)

It is a great honour 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,” Buttler said in a statement released by ECB.

“It is the greatest honour to captain your country” – Jos Buttler

Buttler will likely be at the forefront of the team’s planning for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year and the ODI World Cup next year in India.

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.”

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo: Twitter)

It is the greatest honour to captain your country, and when I have had the chance to step in the past, I have loved doing it. I can’t wait to take this team forward,” he also mentioned.

His first stint will be the 3-match ODI series and the 3-match T20I series against India at home. The squads for the same will be announced on July 1, Friday.

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