London:England batsman Jos Buttler will miss the third and final T20I against Australia, to be played on Tuesday and has left the bio-bubble in Southampton to be with his family.
Buttler, however, will join the bubble ahead of the 3-match ODI series, starting September 11 in Manchester. ''England batsman Jos Buttler left the bio-secure bubble yesterday evening following the team's victory over Australia to be with his family. Buttler, subject to testing, will return to the bio-secure bubble on Thursday ahead of the first ODI of the Royal London Series at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.
After hitting a match-winning 44 off just 29 balls in the 1st T20I, Buttler smashed a 54-ball 77 not out in the second T20I to help England clinch the series on Sunday in Southampton.
In Buttler's absence, Tom Banton could move up in the order who was slotted in at No 2 in the second T20I.Having taken a 2-0 unbeatable lead, England will be hoping to complete a clean sweep against Australia when the two teams lock horns in the final T20I on Tuesday.(UNI)