Jos Buttler Replaces Prior For England
England have included uncapped wicket-keeper Jos Buttler in a 13-man squad for the third Test against India, which begins in Southampton on 27th July.
Buttler coming in to replace Matt Prior, who will miss the rest of the summer due to injury, is the only change to the squad that was named for the second Test at Lord's.
Despite not being capped at Test level, Buttler is no stranger to international cricket with 33 One-Day Internationals and 36 Twenty20 Internationals behind him.
He was also called up as last-minute injury cover for Prior at Trent Bridge.
"The result of the second Investec Test at Lord’s was very disappointing," England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) National Selector James Whitaker said.
"One or two of our players had encouraging performances however it is vital that the squad learns quickly and arrives in Southampton this week refreshed and ready to perform well in what will no doubt be another tough Test match.
"Congratulations to Jos Buttler who comes into the squad following some very exciting limited overs performances for England and a good record with Lancashire this season and fully deserves this opportunity.
"Matt Prior has contributed a huge amount to the England side over the years and should be proud of his record throughout his 79 Tests.
"He has decided to take time out of the game to work on his fitness and we will continue to follow his progress over the coming months."
England Test squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Sam Robson, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes
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