Pramod Ananth
26 Sep 2022 | 05:23 PM

Might give Jos Buttler a chance in last two T20Is vs Pakistan: Matthew Mott

With the Karachi leg tied at 2-2, the action shifts to Lahore where the last three T20Is for the series will take place

England white-ball coach Matthew Mott says that he might give Jos Buttler a go in the last two T20 Internationals (T20I) against Pakistan. The seven-match series is currently tied at 2-2, with the last three games set to be played in Lahore, the first of which will be played on Wednesday (September 28).

Buttler has been out of action ever since he injured his calf at The Hundred.  "With regard to Jos, he's still a while off, he's not a player we want to take a risk on at this stage, so close to the World Cup, and it was a reasonably significant injury that he had," Mott said after Pakistan edged a close game to level the series.

"So, he's champing at the bit for a game, but we'll just try and see how we go and maybe in the last game or two we might give him a chance," he added.

England looked down and out at one stage until Liam Dawson gave them hope with a 17-ball 34. He was dismissed when England needed just five off the final nine deliveries with two wickets in hand, but fell short by three runs in the end. 

"Not taking wickets in the powerplay put us on the back foot, it took a really good partnership to get us back in it," Mott said. 

"Liam's knock was special. It took everyone by surprise, we didn't think in our wildest dreams we'd get in that position. It just shows in T20 cricket you've never got it done."

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