England recently collided with Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series, which the host eventually won 3-0.
England vice-captain Jos Buttler carries the burden on his side to a comfortable victory with eight wickets in the first T20I. In the process, Buttler hit an unbeaten 55-ball 68 with eight boundaries and a tower height.
The batsman of the wicketkeeper is also the ‘Player of the match’ award for his spectacular performance. After the encounter, however, a calf injury was noticed, and the 30-year-old is expected to be excluded from the ODI and T20I series at Pakistan.
Buttler also missed the remaining two T20Is of the Sri Lanka series. England skipper Eoin Morgan admitted that they should manage Buttler and keep him fit for the five-match Test series In the, the T20 World Cup 2021 and the As 2021.
Jos is currently out. It is sometimes difficult to get back with calves, so we will constantly monitor it. At the moment, this is definitely not a priority, as Jos is 100% fit for the white ball goods. “I think there are other priorities for him to be suitable for, given the cricket he has completed with Tests, a T20 World Cup and a possible axis on the line.” Morgan told Guardian.
Formerly, England Allround Ben Stokes also missed the T20I series against Sri Lanka due to a finger injury he sustained during the year Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. But with his recent benefits for Durham during T20 Blast 2021, Stokes is expected to make a turnaround in the T20I three-match series against Pakistan from 16 July.
Meanwhile, after defeating Sri Lanka in the T20I series, England will face the host during a three-match ODI series starting from Tuesday (June 29) in Durham.