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Jos Buttler fit for selection - Eoin Morgan

Jos Buttler fit for selection - Eoin Morgan
Jos Buttler will be available for selection ahead of the first ODI against Pakistan.
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England limited overs captain, Eoin Morgan confirmed that Jos Buttler has recovered from the finger injury and is fit for selection ahead of the One-Day International series against Pakistan.

Buttler picked a finger injury in the warm-up game against Hong Kong on Sunday and Jonny Bairstow took over the wicket-keeping duties for the rest of the game.

However, Buttler was able to take part in fitness drills under special coach Bruce French and has cleared the fitness test.

Dispelling doubts over the availability of Buttler for the first ODI against Pakistan on Wednesday, Morgan said: "As regards his fitness, he is fine. He is available for selection."

Buttler has been under fire for lack of runs in the Test format, averaging just 23.88 in the 21 innings he has played in 2015.

After scoring just 34 runs from the first two Test matches against Pakistan in the recently concluded series, Buttler was left out for the final Test.

Confident that Buttler will regain his lost form in the upcoming ODI series, Morgan is looking forward for consistent performances from the wicket-keeper batsman.

"I am confident he can recapture his form.

“White-ball cricket is something he prides himself on.

"In the last four years, he's been outstanding and has shown glimpses of world-class ability.

"Obviously, he'd like to show a little bit more consistency.

"(But) in the warm-up game the other day, he showed the kind of attitude he has in one-day cricket - and that fills me with a lot of confidence."

Despite the below average performance in the Test format, Buttler has managed to maintain an average of 35.76 from 17 ODIs in 2015, including one hundred and two fifties.

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