Jos Buttler has been appointed captain of the England Men’s white-ball teams by the England & Wales Cricket Board.
The Lancashire wicket-keeper takes over the reins from Eoin Morgan, who retired from international cricket earlier this week. The 31-year-old has been a part of the England white-ball teams over the last decade, playing his first T20 international back in 2011 before making his ODI debut the following year.
Buttler has played an integral role in the national set-up and has moved up to captain after being the team’s vice-captain for the last seven years. He has previously led the team on 14 occasions, nine times at ODI level and five in T20Is. He has featured for England 151 times in ODIs, scoring 4120 runs at an average of 41.20, including 10 hundreds. In T20 internationals, he has won 88 caps, scoring 2140 runs with an average of 34.51.
In a statement released by the ECB, Buttler said: "I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to Eoin Morgan for his outstanding leadership over the past seven years. It has been the most memorable period for everyone involved. He has been an inspirational leader, and it has been fantastic to play under him. There are lots of things that I have learnt from him that I'll take into this role.
"It is a great honour to take over from Eoin, and the place he has left English white-ball cricket in is exciting, and I'm inspired for the challenges ahead.
"There is excellent strength-in-depth in the white-ball squads, and I'm looking forward to leading the teams out for the series that are coming up against India starting next week and later in July against South Africa.
"It is the greatest honour to captain your country, and when I have had the chance to step in the past, I have loved doing it. I can't wait to take this team forward."
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