Buttler to miss fourth India test

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London – August 30 (Online): Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will miss the fourth Test against India starting on Thursday because his wife is expecting their second child.
Jonny Bairstow, who played as a specialist batsman in the first three Tests, will deputise at the Kia Oval.
All-rounder Chris Woakes returns to a 15-man squad after a heel injury.
Pace bowler Mark Wood has recovered from the shoulder problem that kept him out of the innings-and-76-run win in the third Test.
Fast bowler Saqib Mahmood, part of the squad at Emerald Headingley but overlooked for the final XI, is left out to accommodate Wood’s return.
Sam Billings, who has 25 one-day and 32 Twenty20 caps for England but never played a Test, will provide wicketkeeping cover for Bairstow.
The five-match series is level at 1-1.
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