January 17, 2019

Buttler recalled to England Test squad

16 May 2018, 05:21 | Anna Jefferson

Jos Buttler is enjoying a superb run in the IPL

How Jos Buttler's England recall will affect the Indian Premier League

Both Stokes and Buttler will return home to prepare for the England-Pakistan Test series which is set to begin on May 24 at Lord's. Meanwhile, James Vince has been dropped from the squad despite a double hundred for Hampshire on Monday, while opener Mark Stoneman retained his place. England's Craig Overton celebrates with team mates after dismissing New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme during the fourth day of the first cricket test match.

There was, however, a recall for Jos Buttler, who has not played a Test since December 2016 but has been in superb form in the IPL, equalling the tournament record by making five consecutive fifties for Rajasthan Royals.

The England squad also features Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess, who was given a first call-up.

The 27-year-old is now playing some of his best cricket in the Indian Premier League. I'm fully aware he hasn't played a red-ball game since the back-end of last season and our eyes are wide open.

Stokes" IPL 2018 can be termed "average' at best, having scored just 185 runs from 12 games so far and has just picked up 5 wickets with an economy of 8.72.

"Jos Buttler is an outstanding talent who is already a central part of England's white ball teams", said new national selector Ed Smith.

Buttler has already played three Tests as a specialist batsman, since he lost the Test gloves to Jonny Bairstow.

"Dom Bess has made an excellent start to his first-class career", said Smith.

'With Jack Leach missing out due to injury, the selection panel wanted to invest opportunity in a young spin bowler.

'We felt this was the right time to bring in a player of Jos's unique gifts, what he brings to the team as a destructive batsman, a fantastic competitive presence and his innate leadership skills, when he was playing with such confidence and flair, ' said Smith of a batsman excelling in the Indian Premier League.

Joe Root (Yorkshire, capt), Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wkt), 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). "Dom's strong form, character and all-round abilities presented a compelling case for selection".

Bess has played 16 first-class matches and benefits from county team mate Jack Leach suffering a broken thumb.

Other News

Trending Now

Thunderstorm, squalls likely in north India today
New Delhi woke up to strong winds accompanied by dust Wednesday, May 16, and the weather is likely to remain the same for a while. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the IMD had predicted that the wind speeds could reach approximately 74 km per hour.

Parents of Parkland school shooting victims to run for school board
Alhadeff will be going up against Abby Freedman, and Petty will be going up against Donna Korn. Now, two of their parents are running for the Broward County school board , ABC News reports.

Oil prices fall on signs of ample supply despite OPEC cuts
Iran's oil buyers continue to buy its crude, assessing the implications of the sanctions during the 180-day wind-down period. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Former CIA employee suspected in Vault 7 leak to Wikileaks
However, Laroche says the investigation "is ongoing" with Schulte remaining "a target of that investigation". The documents themselves covered a period from 2013 to 2016, when Schulte had been employed at the agency.

Russia's information company says its places of work in Ukraine raided
The SBU said the raids were part of its investigation into Russian media outlets being "used as tools of a hybrid war against Ukraine".

Abortion law is challenged in Iowa
If the ban takes effect, Iowa women would have to travel out of state to obtain an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected . Reynolds' spokesperson Brenna Smith said the state will be represented by the Thomas More Society "at no cost to taxpayers".

Lou Barletta Wins PA GOP Primary for Senate
Within the southwest nook of the state, the brand new 14th District provided an opportunity at redemption for state Rep. Trump asked Barletta to run for Senate, and the president is expected to visit Pennsylvania to campaign for him.

GSC Game World Announces STALKER 2
R .is a series of games based on the story "roadside picnic" of science fiction Strugatsky brothers. What is your fondest memory from the series?

Shining Sonam Kapoor At Cannes
Sonam Kapoor has been a Cannes frequenter and walks the red carpet of the film festival as the brand ambassador of L'Oréal Paris. Yesterday, May 15, 2018 , Sonam sported a ravishing blue denim from Bhane and a crisp white shirt from Simone Rocha.

Al Horford's sister blasts JR Smith on Twitter
He can't control how his body goes, and he's not even looking, and you go and take two hands to the back. Marcus Smart may have won the game ball for the Boston Celtics in their sensational Game 2 performance.