The captain of the 2019 Cricket World Cup winning cricket team, Ewen Morgan, announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday. Then Joss Butler was named captain of England for the One Day International and Twenty20 format. In such a situation, England batsman Joss Butler said on Friday that his appointment as England’s new white ball captain could end his test career.
Wicket-keeper Joss Butler, 31, was still the deputy captain of the limited side, having limited his trial career since 2015 to focus on whiteball cricket. World Cup winner Butler scored over 800 points in IPL 2022 and is definitely a strong player in limited cricket. He has so far scored 4120 points in ODI cricket in 10 centuries.
A strong player in whiteball cricket, Butler managed only two centuries in 57 matches in the Test format. Even in the ongoing fifth Test against India in Edgbaston, he is not a member of the England squad. Butler is now preparing to lead England in 12 limited games against India and South Africa in July. The last Test was played in January during the Ashes Series in Australia.
Despite failing Test cricket, Butler is wanted by former England captain Michael Vaughan and Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara to return to Test cricket as an opener. This is the role he excelled in in T20 cricket. However, it is believed that the way Eoin Morgan put an end to his experimental career. Likewise, Butler will also stay away from test cricket due to the leadership.
Speaking to the media after becoming captain, Jose Butler said: “Definitely my number one priority is to be captain of the white ball team. I am very focused and very excited about the challenge that lies ahead. I think it will be a really big challenge and it should be my focus all the time. Talking About exams is a question that does not have to be answered until I am available for selection. No, it is not.”