Buttler proud to succeed Morgan as England white-ball captain

Buttler’s appointment was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday

Jos Buttler mentioned he had been given the “biggest honour” after being named as England’s new white-ball captain in succession to “inspirational” World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan.

Buttler’s appointment was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday, simply two days after Morgan introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket.

Buttler has been a member of England’s white-ball groups for over a decade, serving as Morgan’s vice-captain since 2015.

The dynamic 31-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has already led England 14 occasions throughout each one-day worldwide and Twenty20 codecs, together with their most up-to-date ODI in opposition to the Netherlands when Morgan was dominated out with a groin damage.

World Cup winner Buttler is about to take cost of 12 video games in July, with T20 and ODI collection in opposition to India and South Africa.

His first main world occasion as skipper would be the T20 World Cup in Australia in October, with England defending their 50-over crown in India subsequent 12 months.

Buttler first phrases on being named as skipper have been to thank Morgan for his “excellent management” in overseeing England’s white-ball revival following their embarrassing first-round exit on the 2015 World Cup.

Buttler, who mentioned he had learnt rather a lot from Morgan, added in an ECB assertion: “It’s a nice honour to take over from Eoin and the place he has left English white-ball cricket in is thrilling, and I’m impressed for the challenges forward.

“It’s the biggest honour to captain your nation. I can’t wait to take this staff ahead.”

Buttler was nominated as captain by director of males’s cricket Rob Key in what was the previous England batsman’s fourth main appointment.

Key put in Ben Stokes as Check captain and break up the teaching roles.

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum is now accountable for the red-ball facet with Matthew Mott, beforehand the coach of Australia’s all-conquering ladies’s staff, overseeing the limited-overs sides.

Stokes, who has been a multi-format all-rounder for a lot of his England profession, is taking time away from the white-ball sport to focus on his Check duties however expects to serve underneath Buttler within the not too distant future.

“He was the apparent option to take over from Morgs and I’m actually trying ahead to enjoying a couple of video games underneath him,” mentioned Stokes, talking on the eve of the Covid-delayed Check collection finale in opposition to India at Edgbaston.

Indian Premier League star Buttler is a formidable run-scorer in restricted overs cricket, the place his fierce hitting has helped him compile 4,120 runs from 151 ODIs, together with 10 lots of.

However he has had a lot much less success within the five-day Check format, with solely two lots of from 57 matches, and isn’t a member of England’s squad at Edgbaston.

Buttler final performed a Check in opposition to Australia at Sydney in January throughout England’s woeful Ashes collection loss.

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