CWC 2019: Jos Buttler fit to play against West Indies

Buttler suffered from a hip injury against Bangladesh

Jos Buttler playing against Bangladesh | Getty Images

England's floating batsman and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler suffered from a hip injury during their match against Bangladesh. He has recovered well and will be fit to play England's next game against West Indies on Friday (June 14).

The hosts' head coach Trevor Bayliss told the reporters that Buttler has recovered and not only will he be playing the West Indies match but also will participate fully in their practice session.

This news would come as a sigh of relief for the English fans as Buttler is in the form of his life and helps to balance the rate of the innings whenever required.

Bayliss said, "He's fine. He’ll be taking part in today’s practice fully. It was all a bit precautionary the other day. He could have kept, but it wasn’t sure whether he would have been able to sprint after a high catch. But he’ll be fine."

It is still not sure whether Buttler might keep wickets too, but that decision will be taken after looking at his performance in the practice session. Jonny Bairstow took the responsibility of keeping wickets against Bangladesh. He may have to take that responsibility again.

"We’ll make that decision (whether Buttler will keep wickets) over the next day or two and see how he (Buttler) performs in practice. But I’m fully expecting him to play a full part," Bayliss said.

(Inputs from Reuters)


By Sameer Deodhar - 12 Jun, 2019

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