Ahead of the India series, England will be playing a lot of white-ball games. They are currently in the middle of a T20I series against Sri Lanka which will be followed by three ODIs and three T20Is against Pakistan. While England have comprehensively clinched the T20I series against Sri Lanka after winning the first two T20Is, there is some bad news coming their way as wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has been ruled out of the final T20I and the following ODI series due to a calf injury he sustained in the first T20I. MRI scans revealed a low-grade tear in his right leg.
The injury could mean that the England vice-captain can be out of action for at-least two weeks which also puts his participation in the ODI series against Pakistan in doubt. Dawid Malan has been added to the One Day squad that will face Sri Lankans from next Tuesday at Chester-le-Street.
Buttler will return home to begin a rehabilitation programme. England wouldn’t mind if Buttler misses the series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan but they would desperately need him fit for the ‘Hundred’ and the India series. Buttler played a match-winning knock of 68 in the first T20I to give England a 1-0 lead over Sri Lanka.
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