ECB Managing Director hails Jos Buttler as the true “successor” to Eoin Morgan

Jos Buttler was named the new white-ball captain of England by the ECB on Thursday (June 30). Eoin Morgan, who led the ODI team to the World Cup and announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this week, is replaced by Buttler.

The ECB Interim Chair, Martin Darlow, and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Clare Connor, approved the appointment on Wednesday evening following the recommendation by the Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Rob Key.

Managing Director Rob Key Key praised Buttler as the “ideal replacement” for Morgan.

“Jos Buttler was the perfect choice to succeed Eoin Morgan as our white-ball captain, and I had no hesitation in offering him the role,” he said. “Jos has been part of our white-ball set-up for over a decade and was integral in the transformation of the way the team has played its attacking brand of cricket over the past seven years.

“He is well respected in the dressing room by all of his teammates and will relish leading his country. He is in the form of his life and is showcasing his talent against the best players and teams in the world. I believe the extra responsibility will take his game to a new level and inspire those around him. I’m looking forward to seeing him take us forward. He thoroughly deserves the opportunity.”