Buttler fit and set to play in ODI series


England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been declared fit for the ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE, and he seems set to return to the side after being dropped during the Test series.

Buttler's poor form with the bat saw him dropped for the third Test in Sharjah, with Jonny Bairstow taking his place behind the stumps. Buttler is the superior keeper though, and a finger injury would have been a big blow for the side.

But his finger has been deemed healed, and he's set to regain his place in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, with the shorter formats his preferred arena.

England skipper Eoin Morgan said: "As regards his fitness, he is fine. He is available for selection.

"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."