Jos Buttler, who is a part of the squad for the England team for the Pakistan tour, has not stepped on the pitch yet. His fitness is still a subject of concern and Matthew Mott has cleared the air over his availability. Speaking of the star batter, the coach said that the player might be available for the final few games.
The coach, Matthew Mott, said that he did not want to take risks before the 20-20 World Cup 2022 as the player is an integral part of the team. In the absence of the aggressive batter, Moeen Ali has taken up the task of leading the team.
Under the all-rounder, one has to agree that the team is doing pretty well. However, it remains to see if Jos Buttler would make a return in the final three T20Is. Furthermore, Matthew Mott also said that the injury that the wicketkeeper sustained was significant.
Jos Buttler is still a while off: Matthew Mott
While attending the presser after the defeat in the fourth T20I against Pakistan, the England team’s white-ball coach opened up on Buttler’s availability.
“With regard to Jos, he’s still a while off, he’s not a player we want to take a risk on at this stage, so close to the World Cup, and it was a reasonably significant injury that he had,” Matthew Mott said.
“So, he’s champing at the bit for a game, but we’ll just try and see how we go and maybe in the last game or two we might give him a chance,” the coach added further. The England coach also opined on the loss and hoped for a comeback.
“Taking wickets in the powerplay put us on the back foot, it took a really good partnership to get us back in it. Liam’s knock was special. It took everyone by surprise, we didn’t think in our wildest dreams we’d get in that position. It just shows in T20 cricket you’ve never got it done,” Matthew Mott concluded.