England star wicketkeeper batter Jos Buttler has been named as country’s skipper in the white ball format. The 31-year-old Buttler replaced World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, who retired from international cricket this week after injury and form struggles.
The batter has been an integral part of the set-up, having been a vice-captain since 2015 and has led the team 14 times previously (Nine ODIs & five T20Is). He has represented England 151 times in ODIs scoring 4,120 runs at an average of 41.20, including 10 centuries.
“It is the greatest honour to captain your country, and when I have had the chance to step in the past, I have loved doing it. I can’t wait to take this team forward,” said Buttler on his appointment as captain.
Buttler’s first assignment as skipper will come against the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team in three T20Is and as many ODIs from July 7.