Jos Buttler Hopes to Return to full Fitness Before the T20 World Cup
Jos Buttler, the captain of England’s white-ball team, said he hopes he can fully recover from a calf injury and be at his best for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia this year.
The 31-year-old got hurt last week while playing for the Manchester Originals in The Hundred. He can’t play for the rest of the tournament because of the injury.
Buttler missed part of the last season because of an injury to his other calf. He said he hoped to play again when England goes on a seven-match T20 tour of Pakistan starting on Sept. 20.
“It is frustrating to miss some cricket, I have really been enjoying playing,” Buttler told Sky Sports in an interview published on Tuesday.
“I actually did the same thing last year in my other calf so I had an idea what was coming…
“I am going to be unavailable for the remainder of The Hundred unfortunately. Obviously we have got a big winter coming up with the World Cup on the horizon, we go to Pakistan before that as well.
“I think I have to take it as it comes a little bit in the first few weeks and just manage that and hopefully maybe the back end of Pakistan and especially get fully fit for the World Cup.”
The T20 World Cup will be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13 this year.