England name Butler as white ball captain

London, July 1:

England on Thursday named Jos Buttler as Eoin Morgan’s successor, appointing him as their new men’s white ball cricket captain.

Morgan announced his retirement earlier this week, having led England in 126 ODIs and 72 T20Is. Under his leadership, England won their first-ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup title in 2019.

Buttler, who has been the vice-captain in the white-ball formats since 2015 has led the team on 14 occasions – nine ODIs and five T20Is.

“I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to Eoin Morgan for his outstanding leadership over the past seven years,” Buttler told ICC.

“It has been the most memorable period for everyone involved. He has been an inspirational leader, and it has been fantastic to play under him. There are lots of things that I have learnt from him that I’ll take into this role” he said.

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