Jos Buttler and Jack Leach return to England’s team for the final match against India


Posted on 07 September 2021


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Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper-batsman, and left-arm spinner Jack Leach were recalled to England's team on Tuesday for the fifth and final Test against India, as the hosts prepare to rescue the series. Due to the birth of his second child, Buttler was unable to play in the fourth Test. After a win at The Oval on Monday, India took a 2-1 lead in the series. The ECB confirmed in a statement that batsman Sam Billings, who was named in the fourth Test squad, has returned to Kent. England is under pressure to save the five-match series against India, which they have not lost at home since 2007.


Key Points


  • Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper-batsman, and left-arm spinner Jack Leach were recalled to England's team on Tuesday for the fifth and final Test against India.

  • Due to the birth of his second child, Buttler was unable to play in the fourth Test.



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