England have named Jos Buttler as Eoin Morgan’s successor, appointing him as their new men’s white-ball captain.
Eoin Morgan announced his retirement earlier this week, having led England in 126 ODIs and 72 T20Is. Under his leadership, England won their first-ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup title in 2019.
Jos Buttler, who has been the vice-captain in the white-ball formats since 2015 has even led the team on 14 occasions – nine ODIs and five T20Is.
“I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to Eoin Morgan for his outstanding leadership over the past seven years,” said Buttler. “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,” he said on his appointment as captain.
Buttler has so far featured in 57 Tests, 151 ODIs and 88 T20Is, having accumulated 9167 international runs. He is one of England’s three cricketers to have made centuries in all three formats.
England are currently the No.2 team in both ODIs and T20Is on MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Team Rankings. Buttler’s first assignment as England’s full-time white-ball captain will be the upcoming home series against India.
“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,” said the wicketkeeper-batter.
“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.”