ENG vs PAK: Jos Buttler To Miss The 3rd T20I Against Pakistan, This Player To Open The Innings With Phil Salt

The white-ball captain of the England cricket team Jos Buttler will miss the third T20I against Pakistan because his wife, Louise, is expecting their third child. The third game of the four-match series will be on Tuesday, May 28, at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Vice-captain Moeen Ali will lead the team in the absence of Buttler.

Buttler led his team to a 23-run victory in the second T20I with a brilliant 84 off 51 balls. The wicketkeeper-batsman hit eight fours and three sixes, helping England post 183/7 in their 20 overs. After England’s win, the 33-year-old returned home to London, missing the training session on Monday afternoon before the third T20I.

In the second T20I against Pakistan, Buttler scored 84 runs off 51 balls including eight fours and three sixes, and guided his team to a 23-run win. After the match, the 33-year-old returned to London, missing the Monday afternoon training session before the third T20I. His brilliant batting will be missed in the second game as he chooses to be with his family for their joyful occasion.

England Cricket posted on their ‘X’ account and wrote, “Jos Buttler is set to miss our third IT20 match vs Pakistan as his wife Louise is expecting the birth of their third child Wishing Jos, Louise, and the family all the best.”

Buttler’s participation in the fourth T20I of the series is uncertain. However, he is expected to join the team for the T20 World Cup 2024 on May 31. With Buttler unavailable, Will Jacks or Ben Duckett will likely open the innings with Phil Salt in the third T20I.

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