Sunday People – New national selector Ed Smith has been bold and bright in his first Test squad selection by recalling Jos Buttler and picking Somerset spinner Dom Bess for the first time.

Summary

  • New national selector Ed Smith has been bold and bright in his first Test squad selection by recalling Jos Buttler and picking Somerset spinner Dom Bess for the first time.
  • “Jos Buttler is an outstanding talent, who is already a central part of England’s white ball teams.
  • The selection panel feels that this is the perfect moment to reintroduce Jos to Test cricket, where he has already enjoyed some success, including a stint playing as a specialist batsman at number seven.
  • Buttler has not played Test cricket for England since 2016 (Image: AFP/Getty) Buttler has not played Test cricket since the tour of India in 2016 but has gone on to confirm his status as one of the most destructive white-ball cricketers in the world.
  • England Test squad Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain Jimmy 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) poll loadingWill England win the Cricket World Cup in 2019?


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