When do we start talking about Jos Buttler?

TheRey

Midfield
Still not doing anything in Test cricket. We were told it was due to the frailties above him - but today was absolutely tailor made for him. Platform set, one guy well in at the other end, go on and crack a score out playing "his way", and another shit score.

Surely it's about time his place in the side was seriously discussed?
 


Ghfd

Winger
He is one of the core group, there lies a problem for the selectors. His form indicates his position in the team, as it has with bairstow, can no longer be justified.

foakes did well in Sri Lanka last time iirc, so he deserves another opportunity
 

mackembhoy

Striker
He saved himself by having a few good knocks at the end of the Ashes otherwise I don't think he'd be in the side now.

Can't see Silverwood wanting to keep him in. Just hope they ain't morons and give Pope the gloves and then bring in like Moeen for Buttler for Sri Lanka.
 

Ghfd

Winger
He saved himself by having a few good knocks at the end of the Ashes otherwise I don't think he'd be in the side now.

Can't see Silverwood wanting to keep him in. Just hope they ain't morons and give Pope the gloves and then bring in like Moeen for Buttler for Sri Lanka.
Think moeen is going to be absent for sometime yet
 
Still not doing anything in Test cricket. We were told it was due to the frailties above him - but today was absolutely tailor made for him. Platform set, one guy well in at the other end, go on and crack a score out playing "his way", and another shit score.

Surely it's about time his place in the side was seriously discussed?
I don’t mind talking about him as he is one of the most naturally talented players I have seen and loving watching and talking about him.
 
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He needs a score or some amazing glove work in the rest of this series or he's out for me. Foakes to replace in SL.
I don’t think he is capable of amazing glove work. He’s a decent keeper, nothing more.

he needs scores for me.

the argument against Foakes will be that he had an average season last year with the bat. The counter to that is that Buttler has a pretty average first class record

I get that he is super talented. He’s a mega white ball player. but I can’t see him cracking tests

As I say, no huge problem with him as keeper. It’s much of a muchness (albeit different skill set), but I refuse to see him as a 5 or a 6
 

TheRey

Midfield
I don’t mind talking about him as he is one of the most naturally talented players I have seen and loving watching and talking about him.
To be fair, you'll defend and talk about any player who's capable of just clearing his front leg and smacking a white ball into the crowd.
 

smoker

Striker
I don’t think he is capable of amazing glove work. He’s a decent keeper, nothing more.

he needs scores for me.

the argument against Foakes will be that he had an average season last year with the bat. The counter to that is that Buttler has a pretty average first class record

I get that he is super talented. He’s a mega white ball player. but I can’t see him cracking tests

As I say, no huge problem with him as keeper. It’s much of a muchness (albeit different skill set), but I refuse to see him as a 5 or a 6
Foakes batting is a moot point when the 'wicket keeper batsmen' we have available can't buy a run

He deserves to play for his keeping alone. It will be more important to have a quality keeper against spin in SL.
 
To be fair, you'll defend and talk about any player who's capable of just clearing his front leg and smacking a white ball into the crowd.
Of course not, just think we too quick, to want to get rid of such a clearly talented player, and with the top order been soo slow ( rightly in a lot of games) we need more balance in the team to up the rate when needed, although of course take your point that he needs to score more runs.
I don’t think he is capable of amazing glove work. He’s a decent keeper, nothing more.

he needs scores for me.

the argument against Foakes will be that he had an average season last year with the bat. The counter to that is that Buttler has a pretty average first class record

I get that he is super talented. He’s a mega white ball player. but I can’t see him cracking tests

As I say, no huge problem with him as keeper. It’s much of a muchness (albeit different skill set), but I refuse to see him as a 5 or a 6
Yeah I think it’s fair to say we should not and hopefully will not see Buttler at 5 or 6 anymore, but at 7 and the balance of the side at the moment still think he should be playing, but like anybody else needs to score more
 
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Ghfd

Winger
If the example of bairstow is to be continued, sent away to get his batting in order, then why not buttler?

now buttler is a great talent but very rarely has that been seen in the test match format.

problem is, when was the last time buttler batted for 50 overs in domestic championship cricket?
 

SAFC11

Winger
Pick the best wicket keeper and thats foakes. If he doesnt adapt then except butler is the most natural talent and persevere
 

Ghfd

Winger
apart from foakes, who are the potential England wicket keepers?

though I do like the possibility of foakes, stokes and woakes playing a game. All good blokes
 

TopCat

Striker
I don’t think he is capable of amazing glove work. He’s a decent keeper, nothing more.

he needs scores for me.

the argument against Foakes will be that he had an average season last year with the bat. The counter to that is that Buttler has a pretty average first class record

I get that he is super talented. He’s a mega white ball player. but I can’t see him cracking tests

As I say, no huge problem with him as keeper. It’s much of a muchness (albeit different skill set), but I refuse to see him as a 5 or a 6
Agree. Buttler gets in the side as a keeper IF he brings something with the bat. If not, there are better keeping options out there including Bairstow and Foakes
 

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