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England’s new white-ball captain Jos Buttler downplays talk of Test role | Cricket News – Times of India

England’s new white-ball captain Jos Buttler has downplayed the prospect of changing into an opener for the England Test workforce after he was touted for the position by ex-Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara.
Sangakkara this week stated Buttler, who top-scored within the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season with 863 runs, may very well be an ideal match for the Test workforce’s newfound swashbuckling model underneath Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum.
Sangakkara’s suggestion was backed up by former England captain Michael Vaughan, who stated he would like to see Buttler carry his type from the IPL into the longer format.
“I thought someone had written the wrong story, to be honest,” Buttler, whose final Test look got here throughout England’s disastrous Ashes defeat in opposition to Australia in January, advised the BBC on Friday. “I don’t think there is much merit in that.
“No, it has been incredible to observe the Test workforce over the previous couple of weeks, so I’ve totally loved tuning in as a fan.
“It’s been incredible to watch – you’re gripped to your seat, aren’t you? To see what they’re doing has been brilliant. I’ve loved watching them and I hope it continues. There’s no red ball in my bag at the minute.”
Buttler will take cost of the England limited-overs aspect once they host India in three Twenty20 internationals from Thursday, adopted by three one-day internationals.



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