Report: England Captain to Miss Third T20 for Child’s Birth

Buttler to Miss Third T20 for Birth of Third Child

England captain Jos Buttler will miss the third T20 against Pakistan on Tuesday as he heads home for the birth of his third child. The 33-year-old has left the England squad in Cardiff to be with his wife, Louise, during this significant family moment.

Leadership Shift in Buttler’s Absence

With Buttler’s absence, all-rounder Moeen Ali will step in as captain. This change in leadership is not new for the team, as Moeen has previously captained England with success. Meanwhile, Ben Duckett is expected to fill the vacant spot in the batting line-up.

Wicketkeeping Options

To cover for Buttler’s wicketkeeping duties, England will look to either Phil Salt or Jonny Bairstow. Both are capable replacements, ensuring the team remains competitive. England is eager to secure a series win following their 23-run victory on Saturday, which gave them a 1-0 lead.

Upcoming Fixtures

The fourth and final T20 match against Pakistan is set for Thursday at The Oval. Following this series, England will head to the Caribbean to defend their title. Their opening match is scheduled against Scotland on 4 June.

Buttler’s return to the squad is anticipated post the birth of his child, bringing back his leadership and skill just in time for the World Cup.

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