Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Buttler's Handed England Gloves

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Buttler's Handed England Gloves

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JOS Buttler will keep wicket for England in the fourth Test against India, which starts today.

The Lancashire ace took the gloves when Jonny Bairstow broke his left middle finger during the third Test at Trent Bridge.

And now although Bairstow is deemed fit enough to bat, he won't be keeping at the Ageas Bowl as England look to increase their 2-1 series lead.

"It was a medical call," said captain Joe Root.

"He didn't seem fit to be able to keep 100 per cent in a Test match for five days, and that was the call that was made.

"He will be disappointed. But ultimately we've got to make sure we do the best thing for this team to win this game, and I believe Jos is the right man to do it this time."

Lancashire's Jimmy Anderson will overtake Glenn McGrath's record of 563 Test wickets for a seam bowler if he claims seven scalps in the match. …

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