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.
Buttler said “I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to Eoin Morgan for his outstanding leadership over the past seven years,” Buttler said after his appointment. “It has been the most memorable period for everyone involved. He has been an inspirational leader, and it has been fantastic to play under him. There are lots of things that I have learnt from him that I’ll take into this role.
“It is a great honour to take over from Eoin, and the place he has left English white-ball cricket in is exciting, and I’m inspired for the challenges ahead.
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.
“Jos is a fantastic role model who inspires through his performances on the pitch. He has been instrumental in setting new standards in men’s white-ball cricket, and is the perfect leader to build on the incredible legacy which Eoin has built for our men’s white-ball teams,” said Connor. “I’m excited to see where Jos and Matthew Mott take things from here, particularly as we build towards the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.”