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Jos Butler Will Be Back As Vice-Captain And Will Keep Wickets

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Jos Butler will be vice-captain

England captain Joe Root has confirmed that senior wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler will be back as vice-captain for the fifth and final Test against India at Old Trafford(Manchester).

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Acknowledging the fact that Buttler did not perform to expectations with the bat in the first three Tests, Root backed him to put forward better performances.

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Buttler missed The Oval Test to be with his wife for the birth of their second child. He was blessed with a baby girl on September 5.

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At a virtual press conference ahead of the last Test, Root was asked if Buttler would play the Manchester Test.

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He confirmed the news by saying, Yes, Jos (Buttler) will be back as vice-captain and he will keep wickets.

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On being asked whether Butler will replace Ollie Pope or Jonny Bairstow, the 30-year-old replied, “That is something that we will consider over the next couple of days.”

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Asked whether making Bairstow keep wickets for only one Test was unfair, the England captain disagreed

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