Buttler recalled to England Test squad

Jos Buttler looks up while holding cricket bat

JOS BUTTLER has been handed a surprise recall to the England team after new national selector Ed Smith announced his own arrival by revealing a new-look batting order.

Bess, 20, replaces Somerset team-mate and left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who broke a thumb on Monday.

It is a move that should be applauded as England are not good enough in Test cricket now after a barren winter to ignore someone as talented as Buttler, who will play as a specialist batsman with Jonny Bairstow keeping the gloves.

The 27-year-old is now plying his trade for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, where he has been in fine nick, scoring five consecutive 50s.

But, after England's tour series losses in Australia and New Zealand, top-order batsman James Vince was dropped after a run of low scores at Test level despite the Hampshire batsman making an unbeaten 201 against Somerset on Monday.

"Jos Buttler is an outstanding talent, who is already a central part of England's white ball teams", said Smith in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement.

Buttler returns to the squad for the first time since December 2016 after a series of impressive knocks in the Indian Premier League, including a record-equalling fifth consecutive half-century for the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.

Bess has taken 63 wickets in 16 first-class games at an average of just more than 22.

England: Joe Root (captain), Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wkt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Dom Bess, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes.

"The selection panel feels that this is the flawless moment to reintroduce Jos to test cricket, where he has already enjoyed some success, including a stint playing as a specialist batsman at number seven", Smith added.

Speaking about Bess, Smith said: "Dom Bess has made an excellent start to his first-class career". We felt that a player of his unique gifts - as a destructive batsman, fantastic competitive presence, dynamic athlete, someone who has leadership skills innate in him, who is playing with such confidence and flair - this was the right time'.

Related News:

  • Banco Bradesco Plans Special Dividend of $0.01 (BBD)

    Relative volume is the comparison of current volume to average volume for the same time of day, and it's displayed as a ratio. E*TRADE Financial Corporation a U.S. based Company, belongs to Financial sector and Investment Brokerage - National industry.
    Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) Declines 0.09% for May 14

    Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) Declines 0.09% for May 14

    Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. A CCI reading of +100 may represent overbought conditions, while readings near -100 may indicate oversold territory.
    Facebook reports increased action on graphic content

    Facebook reports increased action on graphic content

    Facebook disabled about 583 million fake accounts in Q1, most of which "were disabled within minutes of registration". To that end, the company is scheduling summits around the globe to discuss this topic, starting Tuesday in Paris.
  • Teacher shot dead after having sex with student

    Teacher shot dead after having sex with student

    Though known in local media outlets for her dispute with her wedding dress designer, Rachael DelTondo was once a teacher. Rachael DelTondo was supposed to tie the knot in 2017, but only four months later, the wedding was called off.
    Vagamon camp case: 18 SIMI activists get seven years in jail

    Vagamon camp case: 18 SIMI activists get seven years in jail

    SIMI's former General Secretary Safdar Nagori, allegedly involved in several other terror cases, was also among the convicted. The sensational case refers to the arms camp at Thangalpara at Vagamon which was run from 10 to 12 December in 2007.
    Thursday marks 1st day of Ramadan: Dar al Iftaa

    Thursday marks 1st day of Ramadan: Dar al Iftaa

    The Conference of Malay Rulers had agreed that determining the start of Ramadan be based on the rukyah and hisab methods. From why the month of Ramadan moves to how it is celebrated, here is your guide to the holy month.
  • US Open Champion Lucas Glover's Wife Arrested for Domestic Violence

    US Open Champion Lucas Glover's Wife Arrested for Domestic Violence

    Glover reportedly turned her anger toward police, resisting arrest as they were attempting to put her in the squad vehicle . The report said that when his mother, Hershey Glover, tried to intervene, Krista Glover started attacking her.
    USA  imposes sanctions against Iran central bank governor

    USA imposes sanctions against Iran central bank governor

    Earlier this year, the Trump administration slapped sanctions on the deputy governor of Russia's central bank, Alexander Torshin. Seif, whose position is equal to the Federal Reserve chairman within the US , oversees main monetary selections in Iran.
    TIDAL Lands Exclusive On Unreleased Prince Music

    TIDAL Lands Exclusive On Unreleased Prince Music

    The record, which has yet to be announced, will be exclusive to the service for a period of two weeks before a wider release. The music will stream exclusively on tidal for fourteen days and will be available for download seven days after its debut.
  • Museums publish two hidden pages from Anne Frank's diary

    Museums publish two hidden pages from Anne Frank's diary

    Mystery has swirled around the two pages of Anne Frank's diary where brown paper was pasted over the writing. Anne wrote her diary while she and her family hid for more than two years during World War II.
    Taraji P. Henson Confirms Her Long-Rumored Relationship: 'I'm Very Very Happy!'

    Taraji P. Henson Confirms Her Long-Rumored Relationship: 'I'm Very Very Happy!'

    The Oscar-nominated star, 47, shared the news with her 11.9 million followers on Instagram with a picture of her engagement ring. It was nearly like she wanted to tell me something. "I'm trying to just enjoy being blissfully engaged for a minute".
    Eagles under pressure over 'flawless' World Cup preparation

    Eagles under pressure over 'flawless' World Cup preparation

    China-based captain Mikel Obi leads the squad having fellow midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi, Mikel Agu and Uche Agbo.


Most liked

Cardi B Responds To 'Girls' Song Controversy, Apologizes To LGBTQ Community
I have had romantic relationships with women and men throughout my life and this is my personal journey. The song "does more harm than good for the LGBTQ community", singer Hayley Kiyoko said on twitter.

Blake Lively Dressed Up Like Deadpool for Ryan Reynolds's Premiere
I thought it was lazy writing to have similar opening credit sequences that made fun of the producers, cast , etc. Admittedly, if you did not care for the first Deadpool , there might not be more here to win you over.

What has housing got to do with mental health?
But the fact is our mental health is just as important as our physical health and we all need to take better care of ourselves. Organisations from across Scotland are set to benefit from a new mental health fund.

Tesla just registered a new electric vehicle firm in China
Tesla is expected to soon announce its next Gigafactory in Shanghai, China , as new company registrations have been discovered. China's relaxing of foreign automaker ownership is undoubtedly fueling Tesla's recent moves in Shanghai.

Possible Match for the WWE Money in The Bank Event
Here is the match that will easily steal the show and could be one of the best of the year if they're given enough time. Owens goes to the top, and it looks like he is going to go for the frog splash, but Rollins counters.

Arteta closing on Arsenal deal
Wenger himself arrived from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight (stop me if you've heard this story before). He had bowed in front of the Arsenal fans who had travelled to see his final game in charge.

California Solar Forecast Bumped By 14% Over 4 Years By Solar Mandate
Robert Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association, called it a "quantum leap". They would still have to draw some of their electricity from the power grid.

Man Utd To Announce Signing After FA Cup Final
United will have the chance to give their captain the ideal sending off when they take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19. Martial, on the other hand, is a doubt for the FA Cup final next week.

Champions League final can make Liverpool legends
Mohamed Salah broke record after finishing the 2017/18 Premier League season with most goals scored in a single campaign. Following Kane's goal at Stoke City, I think it's fair to say, the footballing community was rooting for Salah.

Trump on collision course with Kim over steps to lift sanctions
Kim had already indicated earlier in a summit with South Korea President Moon Jae-in that he meant to close the facility. All three men are ethnic Koreans who became naturalized USA citizens.

Cardi B Deletes Instagram After Reigniting Feud With Azealia Banks
In the video, she can bee seen up at the front of the store arguing with a woman, and appears to be referencing her pregnancy. She responded: "You're illiterate, you're baby mama 4/5 to [a] man who has women crawling out of the woodworks with kids".

Manchester City's Premier League title parade draws around 100k fans
The 19 points between City and rivals Manchester United in second is the widest since the Premier League's inception in 1992. After such a lovely assist, we can't help but feel that beer will have tasted better than any others that fan had all day.

Brexit: Scotland set to reject EU Withdrawal Bill
The Scottish Parliament has formally rejected a key piece of Brexit legislation by a margin of 93 votes to 30. A source said: "It's a nonsense to pretend that the Scottish position is defending devolution".

Sensex zooms as BJP leads in Karnataka elections 2018
Sector-wise, healthy buying was witnessed in banking, capital goods, metals, consumer durables and automobile stocks. South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.7 percent to 2,458.54 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.2 percent to 31,152.03.

Loveland: Forecast calls for rain, sunshine mix throughout the week
The National Weather Service also starkly warned that "ping pong ball size hail" could plague residents in the region. The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. tonight .