ENGvPAK: Jos Buttler to play second T20I


Leeds: England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler will return to the squad for the second T20I against Pakistan on Sunday at Headingley.

Buttler sustained a right calf injury in England’s first T20I victory over Sri Lanka last month and has not played since then.

Paul Collingwood, the standing England head coach has said that there will be quite a bit changes in the hosts’ squad for the second match against Pakistan keeping the T20 World Cup in mind.

“We have Jos fit again and he is ready to go so he will come back into the side. It will be good to see Jos back in the ranks. He has experience and we all know what he can do at the top of the order,” Sky Sports quoted Collingwood as saying.

“We are desperate to win the games but at the same time there is experimenting going on because we have to give guys opportunities, it’s as simple as that,” he said.

In the first T20I, Liam Livingstone scored the fastest T20I century by an England player but failed to take the hosts over the line as Pakistan recorded a 31-run win on Friday.

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