Buttler doubt for final ODI

Buttler was forced to leave the practice session to see to the wound, but England will not make a decision on his participation in the fifth and final match against the Black Caps until Saturday morning.??

The 24-year-old has been an integral part of England’s 50-over transformation since the World Cup.

Eoin Morgan’s side have posted four successive scores over 300 for the first time in their history, with Buttler hitting his country’s fastest-ever century in their record 408-9 in the opening match at Edgbaston.

England have a contingency plan if Buttler is unable to play, with Sam Billings – who has been batting at seven during the series – a full-fledged wicketkeeper with Kent.

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