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

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

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

England’s white-ball captain Jos Buttler expressed optimism that he will fully heal from a calf injury and regain his best form in time for the T20 World Cup in Australia this year.

The 31-year-old sustained the injury last week while participating in The Hundred for the Manchester Originals, and he has been ruled out for the rest of the competition.

Buttler stated that he intended to make his comeback during England’s seven-match T20 series of Pakistan, which gets underway on September 20. Buttler missed a portion of the previous season owing to an injury to his other calf.

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

“It is frustrating to miss some cricket, I have really been enjoying playing,” Buttler told Sky Sports in an interview published on Tuesday. “I actually did the same thing last year in my other calf so I had an idea what was coming…

“I am going to be unavailable for the remainder of The Hundred unfortunately. Obviously we have got a big winter coming up with the World Cup on the horizon, we go to Pakistan before that as well.

“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 fully fit for the World Cup.”

Australia will host the T20 World Cup from October 16 to November 13.