Talksport.com (UK) – Jos Buttler has returned to England’s Test squad at the expense of James Vince.
- Jos Buttler has returned to England’s Test squad at the expense of James Vince.
- With Buttler back, there is no place for Vince but opener Mark Stoneman hangs on to his position and there is also a potential debut for Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess.
- Vince’s match-saving, unbeaten double-century for Hampshire on the eve of the selection meeting seemed sure to keep him in the frame – but Smith has instead been persuaded by Buttler’s wonderful run of form at the Indian Premier League.
- Smith said: “Jos Buttler is an outstanding talent, who is already a central part of England’s white-ball teams.
- England Test squad v Pakistan at Lord’s, May 24:Joe Root (captain), Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wkt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Dom Bess, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes.