A very smart cricket brain: Michael Vaughan backs Jos Buttler to become England’s white-ball captain

Written by Sumit Seth

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has backed Jos Buttler to become the new limited-overs captain and called him the best white-ball cricketer in the world.

There have been reports suggesting that Eoin Morgan is set to announce his retirement from the game, with many tipping the wicketkeeper to take over from the 35-year-old.

“For me it’s a no-brainer that Jos Buttler takes over that role. He’s the best white-ball player in the world, he’s got a very smart cricket brain, and he’s got that calmness you need,” said Vaughan.

The former England captain feels that the 31-year-old will fit in well with the new regime under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum in the Test squad.

“England have this fearless, aggressive nature, and the balls don’t seem to be doing as much in the UK as they have done in previous seasons. If something as radical Buttler as Test opener was ever going to work it would be now, under this management group of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum. I’d love to see him in this group playing like he played in the IPL.”


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