Lancashire’s Jos Buttler has been named in England’s 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup this summer.

Buttler, 28, has played a crucial part in his country’s success since the last World Cup in 2015 – helping them reach the summit of the ODI rankings.

He has had a stellar international career to date, scoring over 3,500 ODI runs in 131 matches at an average of 41.54.

Known for his powerful hitting and his ability to play the ball 360 degrees around the ground, he will be a key member of the squad throughout the tournament.

In the recent series against Pakistan, Buttler notched 144 runs at an average of 48 – including a century at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. This goes along with his four catches and a stumping with the gloves.

England squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex/captain, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Liam Plunkett (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Vince (Hampshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

England Fixtures:

Match 1 – 30 May 2019

England v South Africa – The Oval, London (10:30 BST)

Match 2 – 3 June 2019

England v Pakistan – Trent Bridge, Nottingham (10:30 BST)

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Match 3 – 8 June 2019

England v Bangladesh – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff (10:30 BST)

Match 4 – 14 June 2019

England v West Indies – Hampshire Bowl, Southampton (10:30 BST)

Match 5 – 18 June 2019

England v Afghanistan – Old Trafford, Manchester (10:30 BST)

Match 6 – 21 June 2019

England v Sri Lanka – Headingley, Leeds (10:30 BST)

Match 7 – 25 June 2019

England v Australia – Lord’s, London (10:30 BST)

Match 8 – 30 June 2019

England v India – Edgbaston, Birmingham (10:30 BST)

Match 9 – 3 July 2019

England v New Zealand – Chester-Le-Street, Durham (10:30 BST)

Semi Finals – 9 & 11 July 2019

World Cup Final – 14 July 2019

Photo credit: Lancashire Cricket

 

 

 

 

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