England’s Buttler hoping to return to full fitness in time for T20 World Cup


Cricket – T20 Series – England v South Africa – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, Britain – July 28, 2022 England’s Jos Buttler in motion Action Images by way of Reuters/Paul Childs

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Aug 24 (Reuters) – England’s white-ball captain Jos Buttler mentioned he’s hopeful he can absolutely get better from a calf harm and hit high gear in time for this yr’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.

The 31-year-old picked up the harm final week whereas enjoying for the Manchester Originals in The Hundred and has been dominated out for the rest of the event.

Buttler, who missed a portion of the earlier season due to an harm to his different calf, mentioned he was aiming to return to motion in England’s seven-match T20 tour of Pakistan starting on Sept. 20.

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“It is frustrating to miss some cricket, I have really been enjoying playing,” Buttler advised Sky Sports in an interview revealed on Tuesday. “I truly did the identical factor final yr in my different calf so I had an thought what was coming…

“I’m going to be unavailable for the rest of The Hundred sadly. Obviously we now have acquired a giant winter arising with the World Cup on the horizon, we go to Pakistan earlier than that as properly.

“I think I have to take it as it comes a little bit in the first few weeks and just manage that and hopefully maybe the back end of Pakistan and especially get fully fit for the World Cup.”

The T20 World Cup will happen in Australia from Oct. 16-Nov. 13.

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Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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