Jos Buttler was rested for the game against Scotland © AFP
Jos Buttler was rested for the game against Scotland © AFP

Jos Buttler made a strong statement during his Test comeback, winning the Man of the Match award in the second Test against Pakistan. His innings helped England draw the two-match series. Buttler returned to England squad carrying a good form with him from the Indian Premier League 2018. Buttler, rested for the Scotland match, is expected to be in action for the first ODI against Australia on June 13. After Australia, India will be touring England for 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 5 Tests.

“It’s a hugely exciting summer, Moving into the white-ball (matches), we’ve been playing some really good stuff,” said Buttler. “We’ve got to number one in the world, and Australia and India at home are going to be two massive tests. It’s an exciting couple of months coming up.”

England are one of the strongest contenders for the 2019 World Cup, scheduled to be played in England and Wales. They have been in good form in the ODIs for now. However, they faced a huge blow when they lost against Scotland by 6 runs. These two tours will be a test for the home side to make improvement for the World Cup.