With England’s white-ball captain Jos Buttler recovering from an injury, there is a question whether he will be seen keeping behind the wickets in the upcoming T20 World Cup. This question was given by the head coach of the team, Matthew Mott and he told that if the legendary player remains fit, then he will definitely take responsibility behind the wickets in the World Cup.
The English captain was injured while playing The Hundred and was ruled out of the tournament. Despite the injury, he accompanied the team on the historic tour of Pakistan and was expected to play in the final few matches but that did not happen. England led by Moeen Ali registered a 4-3 win in the seven-match T20I series.
Mott said about Butler,
If he (Butler) is fully fit, he will definitely look into keeping. They’ve apparently done this for a while; He had the opportunity to see a different side of it in The Hundred.
He further added that Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes can move on with Butler on the field and share leadership duties. The English coach said,
He (Buttler) didn’t see a big advantage from there, and I think when you have players like Moeen and Stokes in the field, he can take that leadership load off a little bit. He feels this is the best scene for him on the ground and which he is most accustomed to. This is what he is going to do at the start of the tournament. Matthew Mott also updated about Jos Buttler’s fitness
Matthew Mott expressed confidence about Jos Buttler that Butler is going to play an important role in the World Cup and said,
Jose has been conservative, he was chomping a bit on the back-end here, but the reward of the risk was not enough. He will play an important role in the World Cup. We are very confident with where we are.