Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan has urged the English cricket board to consider their decision of sending Jos Buttler back home as per the part of their rotation policy. Buttler, who had a decent game against India in the first Test is set to return home after the 1st Test. Hussain said that beating India in India is a rare feat and England shouldn’t alter their winning combination for the next match that gets underway on February 12th.
However, The England Cricket Board have confirmed that Buttler will, for sure, go back home after the 1st Test. England are set to play 17 Tests in 2021 thus England have come up with a unique rotation policy to manage the workload of the players. Jonny Bairstow, Mark Wood and Sam Curran also been rested for the first half of the series due to the same policy.
“I get the bubble and they need time back at home but when you’ve just gone 1-0 up and are playing at the same venue in a few days time, surely you want to go with the same team? It’s almost impossible to win a Test series in India so surely Buttler would want to be a part of it and surely England want to keep this ground together”Vaughan said to Harsha Bhogle in a chat show on Cricbuzz
England, against all odds, defeated India by 227 runs to go 1-0 up in the 4 match series. Joe Root led from the front and smacked a magnificent double hundred to help England post a daunting total of 578 runs in the first inning. They then bowled out India for 337 in the first inning to take a healthy lead. Batting second, England were bowled out for 178, setting a target of 420 for India to win the match. Some outstanding bowling from James Anderson rattled the Indian batting as they were bowled out for 192, losing the match by 227 runs.