Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bayliss Hints at Test Recall for Buttler

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bayliss Hints at Test Recall for Buttler

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LANCASHIRE could be without Jos Buttler for a large chunk of the rest of the season after England coach Trevor Bayliss hinted he could be in for a Test recall.

The wicketkeeper, who is currently on international duty with the one-day and T20 squads, was dropped from the Test side last winter after a poor run of form with the bat.

But with Nick Compton having taken a break from the game after a string of low scores in the Test series against Sri Lanka, Bayliss says Buttler could well come in either as a batsman only - or to take the gloves with Jonny Bairstow moving up the order.

Buttler has not played a firstclass match since his last Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi more than eight months ago. He missed the start of Lancashire's season to play in the IPL. …

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