Jos Buttler will express his desire to continue as England’s captain in both ODI and T20I cricket during a meeting with Rob Key this week. The meeting will take place ahead of England’s tour to the Caribbean in December, where they will play three ODIs and five T20Is against West Indies.
Buttler’s England team recently ended a five-match losing streak with a convincing 160-run victory over Netherlands in Pune. This win has moved them from the foot of the World Cup’s group stage table to the seventh position, boosting their chances of qualifying for the 2025 Champions Trophy.
The managing director of England’s men’s cricket, Rob Key, will meet with Buttler and coach Matthew Mott in Kolkata to discuss the upcoming tour to the Caribbean. Despite Buttler’s struggles with the bat, he confirmed his intention to continue as captain in both white-ball formats after the win against Netherlands.
Heading into the Caribbean tour, England are likely to make several changes to their ODI side, with young players such as Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Will Jacks, and Rehan Ahmed expected to feature. The T20I squad will also see stronger players as the team prepares for the T20 World Cup next June.
Despite criticisms from his predecessor Eoin Morgan, Buttler emphasized that the squad remains close-knit and committed to improving their performance. He also expressed the team’s determination to qualify for the Champions Trophy.