Lahore: England’s limited-overs captain Jos Buttler said he is making good progress in his recovery from a calf injury but will not rush his return ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup, which begins in just over two weeks.
The 32-year-old, who has not played since Aug. 18 after sustaining the injury playing in The Hundred, is currently with the England squad in Pakistan, watching the team from the sidelines in their seven-match T20 series.
“I am progressing well,” Buttler told Sky Sports yesterday.
“It would be nice to play but with the World Cup round the corner we are taking a cautious approach.
“I am running a few drinks, getting the loads up, feeling good. I feel like if it was a World Cup game tomorrow I could play but I am being a bit cautious and taking it a bit slowly. If I had to, I could play.”
The World Cup takes place in Australia from October 16 to Nov. 13.  
“With regards to Jos, he’s still a while off,” Matthew Mott, England’s coach, said on Sunday night in Karachi.
“He’s not a player we want to take a risk on at this stage, so close to a World Cup, and it was a reasonably significant injury that he had.
“He’s champing at the bit for a game but we’ll just try and see how we go: maybe in the last game or two, he might be a chance.”
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