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Jos Buttler is "hopeful" he will be ready for the T20 World Cup
Jos Buttler is "hopeful" he will be ready for the T20 World Cup
Jos Buttler is "hopeful" he will be ready for the T20 World Cup
Cricket Jos Buttler is "hopeful" he will be ready for the T20 World...

Jos Buttler is “hopeful” he will be ready for the T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup: After suffering a calf injury in The Hundred, Jos Buttler is still “hopeful” he will be able to lead England at this year’s T20 World Cup in October.

The England white-ball captain hopes to be fully recovered by the time of England’s tour of Pakistan next month after suffering an injury last Thursday when playing for the Manchester Originals against the Southern Brave.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Jos Buttler stated that he would be travelling to Pakistan as part of a tour and would be ready for the World Cup when it began: “According to what people are saying, it is sadly only a minor old guy injury.

“I have been really enjoying playing cricket, so missing some games is frustrating.

“Just as we went out to field I could feel it getting a bit tight and I thought maybe I was going to get cramp or something.

“I actually did the same thing last year in my other calf so I had an idea what was coming at the end of the game.

“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 manages that and hopefully maybe the back end of Pakistan and especially get fully fit for the World Cup.”

England cancelled their trip to Pakistan last year shortly after New Zealand did the same due to safety concerns.

The first phase of England’s tour will begin on September 20 with seven Twenty20 matches in Karachi and Lahore.

England will make a comeback to play three Test matches in December following the T20 World Cup in Australia.

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