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Buttler fit for Windies clash

12th June 2019, 14:21 by Nick Harris

Jos Buttler has been passed fit to take his place in the England side for the World Cup game against West Indies on Friday.

Buttler picked up a hip injury in the win over Bangladesh last weekend and did not take to the field after batting, with Jonny Bairstow standing in behind the stumps.

There was a fear he might be out for a while but, speaking ahead of the game at Southampton on Friday, head coach Trevor Bayliss said he will be fit.

He said: "He's fine. He'll be taking part in today's practice fully. It was a little bit precautionary the other day.

"He could have kept (wicket) but it wasn't sure whether he would have been able to sprint after a high catch. But he'll be fine."

Whether he keeps wicket or not remains to be seen on Friday with the coach waiting to see how he comes through his training and Bairstow again on stand-by to fill in.

"We'll make that decision over the next day or two and see how he performs in practice. But I'm fully expecting him to play a full part."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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