Buttler ruled out of England’s white-ball matches against Sri Lanka


London: England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been ruled out of the final T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka after sustaining a right calf injury in England’s first T20I victory at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday.

He underwent an MRI scan in Cardiff on Thursday morning, which revealed a small tear.

Buttler felt tightness and discomfort at the end of the game after a match-winning 68 not out secured an eight-wicket win. He will return home today and commence his rehabilitation program.

Yorkshire batsman Dawid Malan has been added to the ODI squad for forthcoming Sri Lanka’s ODI Series.

Note, England have an unbeatable lead of 2-0 in the three-match T20I series against The Islanders.