Daily Mail UK – Buttler gets England test recall for Pakistan clash

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Reuters

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10:53 EDT, 15 May 2018

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10:53 EDT, 15 May 2018

May 15 (Reuters) – Jos Buttler was handed a surprise England recall on Tuesday as new national selector Ed Smith announced his squad for the first test against Pakistan at Lord’s, which starts on May 24.

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  • Buttler gets England test recall for Pakistan clash ByReuters Published: 10:53 EDT, 15 May 2018 | Updated: 10:53 EDT, 15 May 2018May 15 (Reuters) – Jos Buttler was handed a surprise England recall on Tuesday as new national selector Ed Smith announced his squad for the first test against Pakistan at Lord’s, which starts on May 24.
  • Buttler returns to the squad for the first time since December 2016 after a series of impressive knocks in the Indian Premier League, including a record-equalling fifth consecutive half-century for the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.
  • Somerset spinner Dom Bess has been called up for the first time, after his team mate Jack Leach broke his left thumb in the nets last week.
  • “With Jack Leach missing out due to injury, the selection panel wanted to invest opportunity in a young spin bowler,” Smith said in a statement on the England and Wales Cricket Board website strong form, character and all-round abilities presented a compelling case for selection.
  • England squad for the first test against Pakistan:Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain; James Anderson (Lancashire); Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) wicketkeeper; Dom Bess (Somerset); Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire); Jos Buttler (Lancashire); Alastair Cook (Essex); Dawid Malan (Middlesex); Ben Stokes (Durham); Mark Stoneman (Surrey); Chris Woakes (Warwickshire); Mark Wood (Durham) (Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar) Advertisement Share or comment on this article: Sorry we are not currently accepting comments on this article.


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