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Buttler 'responding well' following treatment on hip injury
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Buttler 'responding well' following treatment on hip injury

Jos Buttler is ‘responding well’ following his treatment on a hip injury sustained during Bangladesh game but the wicket-keeper batsman has to prove his fitness for the clash against West Indies on Friday.

Buttler suffered an injury on his right hip while hitting a six during England's 106-run win against Bangladesh.

Jonny Bairstow took over wicket-keeping duties as he was unable to come out to take field against Bangladesh.

"Jos sustained heavy bruising on his right hip during the match against Bangladesh," a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Monday.

"He is responding well to treatment and will be reassessed later this week."

The England squad reassemble on Wednesday for two days of practice in Southampton for the West Indies clash, with Buttler hoping to take part to show he is all set to go.

"We anticipate he will train with the rest of the squad at the Hampshire Bowl on Wednesday ahead of the match against West Indies on Friday," the statement said.

England captain Eoin Morgan suggested that England won’t gamble on Buttler’s fitness with still so many matches left.

"We'll use every day as much as we can to try to get him back on the park, but if he is a risk going into the next game, it might not be worth it," Morgan said.