Sport news Jos Buttler will only be available for England's first Test against India before flying home - giving Ben Foakes an opportunity as wicketkeeper in the final three matches of the series Metinews.com

MetiNews.Com - Even though England named a 16-man squad for the first two of the four-Test series it was revealed Buttler will only play in the opening game in Chennai next month before heading home.

Sport news Jos Buttler will only be available for England's first Test against India before flying home - giving Ben Foakes an opportunity as wicketkeeper in the final three matches of the series Metinews.com

MetiNews.Com - Even though England named a 16-man squad for the first two of the four-Test series it was revealed Buttler will only play in the opening game in Chennai next month before heading home.

Sport news  Jos Buttler will only be available for England's first Test against India before flying home - giving Ben Foakes an opportunity as wicketkeeper in the final three matches of the series Metinews.com
21 January 2021 - 21:01

Breaking News ! England's decision to provide rest periods for key players in their busiest year has been thrown open to question as it emerges Jos Buttler will miss three Tests against India.Even though England named a 16-man squad for the first two of the four-Test series it was revealed Buttler will only play in the opening game in Chennai next month before heading home.That provides Ben Foakes with an overdue chance to display his wicketkeeping skills in three Tests but, with Jonny Bairstow also rested for the first two, England are leaving themselves short of cover in a position where they are blessed with an abundance of riches. Jos Buttler (left) will fly home after England's first Test against India next month RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next England confirm 16-man squad for first two Tests against... Jimmy Anderson replaces Stuart Broad as England resist a... Joe Root will become first England captain to win five... Kevin Pietersen slams under-fire Aussie skipper Tim Paine,... Share this article Share ENGLAND SQUAD FOR FIRST TWO INDIA TESTSJoe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes  adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement Only the uncapped James Bracey, one of six reserves named on Thursday, will be on hand to back up Foakes with the gloves for the second Test in Chennai before Bairstow returns to the sub-continent along with Mark Wood and Sam Curran, also rested.To be fair the selectors face an unenviable juggling act as they try to protect their best players during a year when they will play 17 Tests and contest a Twenty20 World Cup while dealing with the mental challenges of living in bio-secure bubbles for weeks on end.And they would not have to come up with elaborate rest plans if England's best cricketers took a break during April and May's Indian Premier League. But the ECB seem to believe there is nothing they can do to stop contracted players cashing in on IPL riches.Yet the timing of Bairstow's rest period in particular, immediately after he had returned to the Test team for the first time in a year with an important contribution to the first Test victory in Galle, does seem strange. Ben Foakes is set to be given a chance as England's wicketkeeper for the final three TestsAnd it will be awkward for the selectors if, say, Bairstow makes a big century in the second Test after being asked to fill in the No 3 position in Sri Lanka and then jumps straight on a plane home while England head to Chennai.'I spoke at length to Jonny and he completely understands and endorses this,' insisted national selector Ed Smith on Thursday.

.'But it just felt the right time for Jonny to take his break now because he's a key part of the white-ball set-up as we build towards the T20 World Cup in the autumn.'At least England welcome back Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and new father Rory Burns for the formidable task that awaits them in India while Ollie Pope will again travel and will be added to the squad once he has fully recovered from shoulder surgery. Jonny Bairstow will miss England's first two Tests against India before rejoining the squadBut it is England's move to break up their red-ball visit to Sri Lanka and India this winter into three chunks of two Tests each that will cause debate, particularly if they struggle against an India side fresh from their historic series victory over Australia.'The concept of a tour has to be modernised,' said Smith. 'We're not travelling by boat, we don't go away for five months at a time. We need to be more nimble and if we have to break a tour up so we can get people in and out for their own and England's good we will do it.'This is an example of a policy we really believe in and we've had incredible support from the players. They know we are doing it for the right reasons because if you keep everyone in a bubble for three months and expect them to play every game in every format they won't be able to perform at their best.'England, meanwhile, are considering hiring another charter flight for the 12 players and support staff who will this weekend travel from England to Chennai for a 10-day quarantine period ahead of joining up with those who will move on from Sri Lanka at the end of the second Test.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next England confirm 16-man squad for first two Tests against... Jimmy Anderson replaces Stuart Broad as England resist a... Joe Root will become first England captain to win five... Kevin Pietersen slams under-fire Aussie skipper Tim Paine,... Share this article Share

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Sport news Jos Buttler will only be available for England's first Test against India before flying home - giving Ben Foakes an opportunity as wicketkeeper in the final three matches of the series Metinews.com


Sport news Jos Buttler will only be available for England's first Test against India before flying home - giving Ben Foakes an opportunity as wicketkeeper in the final three matches of the series Metinews.com


Sport news Jos Buttler will only be available for England's first Test against India before flying home - giving Ben Foakes an opportunity as wicketkeeper in the final three matches of the series Metinews.com


Sport news Jos Buttler will only be available for England's first Test against India before flying home - giving Ben Foakes an opportunity as wicketkeeper in the final three matches of the series Metinews.com

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