Jos Buttler

England
Age
September 8, 1990 (31 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Taunton, Somerset
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
-

Prolific performances in Somerset’s youth cricket preceded England wicket-keeper-batsman Buttler’s senior career with him achieving his fullest potential.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

England, England A, England XI, Lancashire, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, England Under-19, Somerset, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder, England Lions, Cumilla Warriors, Manchester Originals

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
148
123
23
3872
150
38.72
3262
118.7
9
23
323
125
T20I
86
78
18
2139
101*
35.65
1524
140.35
1
15
183
90
Test
44
74
8
2411
152
36.53
4163
57.91
2
17
283
25
IPL
57
56
9
1657
124
35.26
1107
149.68
1
8
156
76

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
148
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
86
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
44
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
57
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Test Career

Jos Buttler played his first Test match against the visiting India team in July 2014. Buttler made a solid contribution, scoring 85 to help his side put up a formidable score of 569/7. In reply, India made 330. England declared their second innings at 205/4, setting India a target of 444 to win the match. India were bowled out for 178. Buttler, who kept wickets in the match, also grabbed six catches, three in each innings. Buttler played one more match in that series, at Nottingham, where he continued his great form with the bat, scoring 70 in a match that England won by an innings. Overall, in his first series, Buttler made 200 runs at an average of 66.66.

First Test Ton

It was not until August 2018 that Buttler registered his first Test century against the visiting India team at Nottingham. Chasing a target of 521. Buttler played an innings of character, with a fighting unbeaten knock of 106, even when his teammates failed to give him the support he needed. England were eventually all out for 317, allowing India to win by 203 runs.

Complete Utility Player

Buttler has played several other innings, underscoring his importance as a wicketkeeping batsman. In April 2015, during England’s tour of the West Indies, in the first Test played at North Sound, England batted first and scored 399. In reply, the West Indies were 295 all out. England scored 333/7 before declaring their second innings closed. Their quest for quick runs was answered by Buttler’s unbeaten innings of 59 off 56 balls but the West Indies managed to eke out a draw. At Leeds in the summer of 2015, the visiting New Zealanders batted first and scored 350. England replied with an identical score. In their second innings, the New Zealand batsmen found their footing to post an imposing 454/8. Chasing 455 for a win, England were 255 all out. Buttler, with 73, became the top scorer, even as the bulk of the England batting failed to meet the challenge. Batting first at Mumbai in the second Test of a three-match series against India, England racked up a score of 400, with Buttler contributing a brilliant 76. India replied with 631, only to have England collapse to 195 all out, leaving the hosts an opportunity to win by an innings.

Epitome of Reliability

In the second Test of a series against the visiting Pakistan team held at Leeds in June 2018, England bowled out the visitors for 174 before piling up the first innings score of 364. Buttler had contributed an unbeaten 80 to the score before Pakistan collapsed to be all out for 134 in the second innings, allowing the hosts to register an innings victory. In the third Test of the tour of Sri Lanka in 2018, England batted first and scored 336. Sri Lanka replied with 240 all out. In their second innings, England lost early wickets and were tottering at 4/39 when Buttler came to rescue along with Stokes. Top scorer Buttler with his 64 pushed the score to 230 to set the hosts a target of 327. England bundled out Sri Lanka for 284 to win the match.

During the third Test of a series in the West Indies in February 2019, England batted first and scored 277. Buttler had contributed 67 valuable runs before the hosts fell apart to be all out for 154. Buttler had another half-century (56) in England’s second innings score of 361/5 declared. Chasing a target of 485, the West Indies were all out for 252, leaving England the winners by 232 runs.

In the fifth Test of the ICC Test championship against Australia played at the Oval, Buttler contributed 70 to England’s first innings score of 294. Australia replied with 225, giving England a first-innings lead of 69. England scored 329 in their second knock with Buttler contributing 47. Chasing a target of 399 to win, Australia were all out for 263 which resulted in a 135-run win for the hosts.

In the recently concluded second Test match between England and Manchester, Buttler answered his critics with a fighting 40 to boost his side’s score to 469/9 declared. The West Indies were bowled out for 287 in a match that witnessed more than a day’s play lost to rain. Chasing a target of 312, the visitors collapsed to be all out for 198.

In 43 Test matches, Buttler has scored 2211 runs at an average of 31.14 with the top score of 106 not out, his only three-figure knock in Tests. He has also taken 95 catches.

ODI Career

Buttler played his first ODI match against Pakistan in the UAE in 2012. He scored a second-ball duck in a performance he would surely not like to remember. He became first-choice keeper during the ODI series against India in January 2013. He got his first ODI century against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in May 2014. His 121 off 61 deliveries was the then fastest ever achieved by an England player.

Exceptional Strike Rate

In the 2015 Cricket World Cup hosted down under, Buttler had brilliant innings of 39 off 19 balls against Sri Lanka and 65 against Bangladesh. However, both innings came in a losing cause as England crashed out of the competition at the group stage. In June 2015, Buttler smashed the New Zealand bowlers to all parts of the ground to score 129 off 77 balls. Six months later, he smashed a 46-ball century against Pakistan to register the fastest ODI ton by an England player. In 2016, Buttler’s unbeaten innings of 90 against Pakistan helped England record their highest ODI score of 444/3. The England keeper became captain of the ODI side on the tour of Bangladesh after some England players declined to participate in the tour following a terrorist attack in Dhaka.

Consistent Scoring

In June 2018, Buttler followed up on two fifties in the first four games of an ODI series against the visiting Australians before a hundred (110) in the fifth and last game to help England achieve a rare 5-0 dominance. A month later, he became the England vice-captain across all formats.

In February 2019, Buttler’s career-best ODI score of 150 off 77 balls, including an ODI innings record of 24 sixes, helped England score 418/6 against the West Indies in the fourth match of an ODI series in the Caribbeans. Three months later, he continued performing in the same style, despatching Pakistan bowlers for 110 runs off 55 balls in the second match of an ODI series.

World Cup Heroics

After a quiet start to his ODI World Cup campaign in 2019 with 18 runs against South Africa Buttler hammered Pakistan bowlers for a 76-ball 103. He followed it up with 64 against Bangladesh, helping England to 386/6, their highest ever ODI score made in a World Cup. Buttler starred in the World Cup final against New Zealand with a 110-run stand in the company of Stokes and later helped secure England the Cup by running out Guptill and forcing the game into a tie-breaker that England won.

T20I Career

Buttler played his first T20I against India in Kolkata in September 2011, in which he did not get to bat as England won by six wickets. In 2012, Buttler and Kieswetter came together against South Africa at Edgbaston. The scoreboard read 64/3 with 126 balls to go. The two added 54 runs in the remaining balls to raise England to 118/5. Buttler got his first T20I half-century in the second match of the T20I series against New Zealand at Hamilton in February 2013, though his 54 off 30 balls was not enough to secure a win for England. In the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, Buttler had some brilliant innings: 67 off 43 balls against the West Indies, 32 off 23 balls against New Zealand and 34 off 24 against South Africa. Unfortunately, all those innings came in matches lost by England. In the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, a score of 30 off 20 against the West Indies in the group match came in a losing cause. However, he had subsequent match-winning innings of 66 not out in 37 balls against Sri Lanka and 32 not out in a successful chase of 154 against New Zealand in the semi-final. In the final, his 36 off 22 balls against the West Indies went in vain as the West Indians won a thriller. Since then, Buttler has been consistently among the runs. In his last match played in February 2020 against South Africa at Centurion, the England keeper made 57 to help England chase a target of 223 to win. In 69 T20I games, Buttler has scored 1334 runs at an average of 26.68, with the highest score of 73 not out. He has also taken 25 catches and made 4 stumpings.

IPL Career

After relatively quiet 2016 and 2017 seasons, when he represented Mumbai Indians, Buttler hit his stride in the IPL 2019 when he revived Rajasthan Royals’ campaign with 548 runs at 54.8 with five fifties. That performance served to boost Buttler’s international stature and recovered his Test career with England. Overall, in 45 IPL matches, Buttler has scored 1386 runs at an average of 35.53 with a top score of 95 not out and a strike rate of 150.81.

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