England’s Jos Buttler to miss final T20 against Australia

Jos Buttler will miss the 3rd and final T20 International against Australia as he left the bio-secure bubble to meet his family.

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Jos Buttler left the bio-secure bubble to meet his family

England’s wicket-keeper Jos Buttler will miss the 3rd and final T20 International against Australia tomorrow. Buttler played a series-clinching knock of 77 in the second match against the arch-rivals on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Rajasthan Royals batsman left bio-secure bubble the same night following England’s six-wicket victory over the Aussies. He left the bio-bubble to meet his family. The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that he will miss the final T20 so that he is available for the One day Internationals (ODI) series against Australia.

Buttler left the bio-bubble to meet his family:

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in a statement said, “He will miss England’s final Vitality IT20 against Australia on Tuesday at the Ageas Bowl” The Board further reported that Buttler left England’s bio-secure bubble to meet his family. He will be able to return to the ODI squad after testing negative for COVID-19.  

Official Statement from ECB

As a member of the Test team, Buttler spent two months in the bio-secure bubble for the Test series against West Indies and Pakistan. After the 3rd and final T20 at the Ageas Bowl, the two teams will move to Manchester for the three-match ODI series, which starts on Friday.

Man of the Match in 2nd T20

Riding on Buttler’s innings, England clinched the T20 series against Australia yesterday. His unbeaten 77 off 54 balls guided the hosts to a series win against the number one ranked team, Australia.

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