returns to where it all began as hosts

he last time Jos Buttler walked out to bat for England in his whites in Southampton, the scoreboard read a handsome 443-5. He was a tad nervous and rightly so, after all, it was his Test debut. Two hours later he trudged off to warm applause after smashing a quickfire 85 from 83 balls. Four years on, he returns to the venue as an England vice-captain and also a major obstruction for India if they are to level the series.

In his first Test, Buttler had the luxury of the top order laying the foundation read more