Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes if Eoin Morgan doesn’t find the right form this summer, wicketkeeper and batsman Joss Butler should be named as England’s new white captain for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
246-time ODI veteran and England World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has long struggled with the bat. In 16 T20I games in 2021, he’s scoring just 150 points and averaging just 16.66.
Meanwhile, Vaughan wrote in his Daily Telegraph column that if Morgan doesn’t find the right fit, Butler should replace Morgan as captain and he should be given the freedom to lead the team in his own way. The 47-year-old wrote:
“Personally I think he’s very close to taking over the white captain’s place. If Eoin Morgan finds form this summer then keep him, but if not then make Jos the captain of the T20 World Cup in November. He should be given the likes of Morgan in the past Six months of freedom to lead the team in your own way. As a goalkeeper, it’s hard to use all three formats at the same time.”
“His record wasn’t terrible, but in the end he found it hard to get his rhythm right” – Michael Vaughan on Joss Butler’s trial run
Vaughan Further adding that Butler’s record in Test cricket is not terrible, he has struggled as he cannot decide which batting style he needs to take. Vaughan asserts:
“His record wasn’t terrible, but in the end he found it hard to get the rhythm and decide what kind of batsman he needed to be. His hold didn’t make it top notch, but playing all three formats, it was difficult Putting it into it every day. It takes a lot of hard work to be a top goalkeeper in Test cricket.”
England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler’s bat and gloves look terrible in the Ashes’ 2021-22 series. He has batted in all 8 innings so far and has only 107 runs with an average of 15.28, with his high of 39.
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