Daily Mail UK – Jos Buttler will prove `right player at the right time´ for England – Ed Smith

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Press Association

Published:
13:21 EDT, 15 May 2018

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Updated:
13:21 EDT, 15 May 2018

Ed Smith insists Jos Buttler will prove the “right player at the right time� on his return to England’s Test team.

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  • Jos Buttler will prove `right player at the right time´ for England – Ed Smith ByPress Association Published: 13:21 EDT, 15 May 2018 | Updated: 13:21 EDT, 15 May 2018Ed Smith insists Jos Buttler will prove the “right player at the right timeâ€� on his return to England’s Test team.
  • New national selector Smith, who revealed captain Joe Root would move back up to number three, explained Buttler’s position at seven – two below promoted wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow – completes England’s re-deployment of skills.
  • Jos Buttler is an unexpected inclusion for England (Mike Egerton/PA)Opener Mark Stoneman has survived in the first squad of Smith’s tenure, but previous number three James Vince’s omission comes despite an unbeaten double-century for Hampshire on the eve of the selection meeting.
  • “(But) the batting ability he has, not just power but also the touch, the finesse…Jos Buttler playing as he can play in Test cricket, that is something we’re very excited about.
  • 🚨 England squad for the upcoming Test at Lord’s vs @TheRealPCB ⬇ï¸�Joe Root (C)James AndersonJonny BairstowDom BessStuart BroadJos ButtlerAlastair CookDawid MalanBen StokesMark StonemanChris WoakesMark WoodThoughts?


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