Buttler can return for the last game or two against Pakistan

Jos Buttler, the England limited-overs captain, will continue to be rested as he recovers from a calf strain that has forced him to miss the four T20Is against Pakistan so far in the series.

Matthew Mott, England’s white-ball coach, said they were not willing “to take a risk” with Buttler but hinted that the wicketkeeper-batter could feature in the last two T20Is of the seven-match series.

“With regard to Jos, he’s still a while off, he’s not a player we want to take a risk on at this stage, so close to the World Cup, and it was a reasonably significant injury that he had,” Mott said at the press conference following Pakistan’s series-levelling victory in the fourth T20I.

“So, he’s champing at the bit for a game, but we’ll just try and see how we go and maybe in the last game or two we might give him a chance,” added Mott.