England’s Buttler set to miss third Pakistan T20 with Moeen ready to lead

- Advertisement -

  • Buttler returns home before imminent birth of third child
  • Hosts expected to field rotated side with Jofra Archer rested

Jos Buttler is likely to miss England’s third T20 against Pakistan at Sophia Gardens on Tuesday after returning home to be with his wife before the imminent birth of their third child. Moeen Ali will lead a much-changed side should the predicted storm clouds clear in time for the game to go ahead.

England picked what they feel is their strongest XI for the game at Edgbaston on Saturday and were rewarded with victory by 23 runs, but indications are that for the third match of the series – the Headingley opener was lost to rain – they will field most of the players who missed out in Birmingham. That also allows them to rest Jofra Archer, who took two wickets on Saturday in his first international appearance in more than 14 months.

Continue reading…

Written by Simon Burnton in Cardiff
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/may/27/englands-buttler-set-to-miss-third-pakistan-t20-with-moeen-ready-to-lead under the title “England’s Buttler set to miss third Pakistan T20 with Moeen ready to lead”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.