Live Cricket Blog: England batsman Jos Buttler grateful for Test opportunity

Sport360 staff 21:15 04/06/2018
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7:30 pm – Buttler thanks England management

England v Pakistan: NatWest 1st Test - Day One

England batsman Jos Buttler has thanked the England management for showing faith in his abilities as  Test cricketer.

“Someone putting so much faith in me as a real wildcard pick gave me a hell of a lot of confidence,” Buttler said.

Read the full story here.

3:30pm – Jos Buttler and Azhar Ali among the winners and losers from England-Pakistan series

The two-match Test series between England and Pakistan came to an end on Sunday with the hosts completing a thumping innings win at Headingley. With the series finishing all square at 1-1, Sport360’s Stuart Appleby takes a look at the winners and losers from either side over here.

3:00pm – Sarfraz Ahmed needs to step up with the bat for Pakistan

As the Test series between England and Pakistan draws to a close, there is plenty for both sides to retrospect. For Pakistan, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s own personal form with the bat has been horrendous in both Ireland and England. Sports360’s Waseem Ahmed comments on why the skipper needs to start leading from by example in a column here.

1:30pm – England’s Chris Woakes ruled out of Scotland ODI

Chris Woakes has joined fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes on the injured-list for England ahead of their one-off ODI against Scotland. Woakes sustained a thigh injury during the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley. Read more about this developing story here.

1:10pm – Rohit Sharma throws ceremonial pitch in Major League Baseball game

Rohit Sharma became the first Indian cricketer to throw a ceremonial pitch in a Major League Baseball match. The India limited-overs deputy skipper threw the ceremonial pitch ahead of the clash between Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays. Watch how Rohit fared with his first baseball pitch here.

1:00pm – Pakistan announce 15-man squad for T20I series against Scotland

Pakistan have named their 15-man squad for the two T20Is against Scotland at Edinburgh. Haris Sohail comes in for the injured Babar Azam while teenage pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been retained after a promising debut against West Indies. Find out who else made the cut for Pakistan in the complete list here.

11:00am – Shahid Afridi among several stars picked in Global T20 Canada player-draft

The player-draft for the inaugural Global T20 Canada league was conducted on Sunday with several stars being picked up by five franchises. Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was snapped up by Edmonton Royals as a marquee player. Read who else was picked up in the player-draft in our complete list here.

9:00 am – Pakistan in-tray: What the Men In Green need to work on

England celebrate victory in Leeds.

Pakistan came back down to earth with a bump on Sunday as England claimed an emphatic second Test victory by an innings and 55 runs at Headingley to tie the series 1-1.

The hosts well and truly bounced back following an horrendous performance at Lord’s, but Pakistan can still be proud of their showing on the tour.

Here, we look at three things they need to change following their defeat.

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