England v India: Jos Buttler to overlook fourth Check at Kia Oval

England v India: Jos Buttler to overlook fourth Check at Kia Oval

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Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will miss the fourth Check towards India beginning on Thursday as a result of his spouse is anticipating their second little one.

Jonny Bairstow, who performed as a specialist batsman within the first three Checks, will maintain wicket in his absence.

All-rounder Chris Woakes returns to a 15-man squad after a heel damage.

Tempo bowler Mark Wooden has recovered from the shoulder drawback that stored him out of the innings-and-76-run win within the third Check.

Quick bowler Saqib Mahmood, a part of the squad at Emerald Headingley however ignored for the ultimate XI, is disregarded to accommodate Wooden’s return.

Sam Billings, who has 25 one-day and 32 Twenty20 caps for England however by no means performed a Check, will present wicketkeeping cowl for Bairstow.

The five-match collection is degree at 1-1.

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England squad: Joe Root (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wooden.

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Bairstow takes the gloves

Bairstow, 31, has stored wicket in 48 of his 77 Checks, however not because the ultimate Ashes Check of 2019. Buttler, Ben Foakes, James Bracey and Ollie Pope have all stored for England since then.

Bairstow averages 37.85 with the bat in Checks as a keeper, and 27.41 when he performs as a specialist batsman.

Nonetheless, he has solely simply regained a settled spot batting at quantity 5 within the England workforce after two years of being out and in, and moved up and down the order.

“I am assured Jonny can do the job,” stated England head coach Chris Silverwood.

Within the absence of Buttler, who bats at six, Ollie Pope is more likely to return to the facet. He has been a part of the squad for the primary three Checks with out taking part in.

Woakes made his first XI comeback on Friday after greater than a month out, taking 1-37 and scoring 14 in Birmingham Bears’ T20 Blast quarter-final defeat by Kent.

There would even be the choice of resting different members of the assault, with England in the course of three Checks in three weeks.

Like Curran, James Anderson and Ollie Robinson have performed in each match of the collection.

“I do not need to break them,” stated Silverwood on Sunday, earlier than the squad was introduced.

“We now have a whole lot of cricket in entrance of us. The Checks are coming thick and quick.”

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