Joseph Charles Buttler, widely known as Jos Buttler, is one of the most potent young guns in the English circuit and known for his aggressive approach in the middle-order. Buttler epitomizes cricket’s modern arena and has played an important role in rejuvenating England’s shorter formats of fortunes. He has scaled new heights with his canny improvisations and aggressive approach.
Buttler got born in Taunton, on September 8, 1990. He had his education at King’s College, where he got a chance to display his early talent in Cricket. Buttler played extensively for the Somerset Youth Team and brought many laurels to the school and the team.
Buttler made his debut in whites against India in the third Test of Pataudi Trophy at Southampton in July 2014. He made his presence felt in the debut by smashing a brisk 85 in the first innings. His innings helped England get a commanding position. Thus he scalped to his name in the Test behind the stumps.
The ODI debut of Jos Buttler
In the ODI on February 21, 2012, he made his debut against Pakistan in Dubai International Stadium. He had huge expectations on his shoulders, but he was dismissed for a duck by Saeed Ajmal, though England won the game convincingly by four wickets. Buttler continued to play T20 cricket for England throughout 2012. He displayed his great strokes against South Africa at Edgbaston. The innings established him as a vital part of the England one- day side, and he became ‘one of the most talked-about players.’
Buttler played in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. That was played in Bangladesh in March. He got his maiden century of ODI against Sri Lanka at Lord’s stadium in the month of May. There, he scored 121 runs in 61 balls. It included four sixes and nine fours. He kept playing the one-day matches alongside Test matches. There, he made the highest ODI score from 77 balls.
Jos Buttler’s captaincy
Buttler was the captain of the England side in the match series that was played against Bangladesh in the month of October 2016. In the second ODI, he was ushered away by the umpires for a heated exchange with numerous Bangladesh players following his dismissal to Taskin Ahmed, a Bangladesh player.
In May 2018, Buttler was again called into England’s Test Squad to play against Pakistan at Lord’s. He had a triumphant return to Test cricket by scoring two half-centuries and most runs in the series and got awarded with Man of the Match.
Buttler got honored with NBC Dennis Crompton Award in 2010 and 2011, and the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year in 2010. He acclaimed eight Man of the Match and one Man of the Series awards in ODIs. He got also awarded three Man of Match in T20s.
Buttler was also the part of the Indian Premier League, and his highest score was 95 not out from 60 balls was made for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in 2018. Presently is the vice-captain of the England cricket team in limited-overs cricket.