Joseph Charles Buttler often known as Jos Buttler was born in the Somerset county of England on September 08 in the year 1990. This right-handed English wicketkeeper-batsman has been an unavoidable part of the England National Cricket team for years. Currently, he serves as the Vice-captain of the English cricket team.
He was very young when he was first exposed to competitive cricket at a mere age of 11 years. He has represented the English county of Somerset in the youth teams of Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 categories. He was regular run score whichever teams he played for in the school and junior level crickets tournaments.
In the year 2009 he made his First-class debut where he was called up to replace injured Justin Langer. Although he failed to make an impact in his debut and seal his spot in the team but his limited overs gameplay could not go un-noticed. He was soon called for the limited overs side of the Somerset team. He made the most out of this chance as Kreig Kieswetter was then called up for the national side and Jos got a chance to in the team for a long time.
As a result of the heroics he was awarded the Young Wisden School Cricketer of the year in the year 2010. He was then, in the year 2011 got call up for the National side to play T20 against India and West Indies in England. But could not bat in the first two games and could make only 13 runs in the second chance he got against the West Indies.
Butler made his ODI debut against Pakistan in UAE in the year 2012. Then he further moved on to replace Kreig Kieswetter as the first choice wicketkeeper in the National side. He then made his first international half-century against New Zealand in a T20i in the same year.
From then onwards he has always been an integral part of the English limited overs National side be it any Series. For example his blinder innings of 99 in the third ODI against West Indies which helped his team secure the series win. He continued the same form in the T20i series but England lost. He also played a major role in the English side in the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
In the series against Sri Lanka in England, Jos Buttler scored his maiden ton just off 61 balls which became the fastest ton by any English batsman. Butler was then capped for his debut test match in Southampton where he scored 85 in his very first match. He has been playing all formats of the game with still his limited overs gameplay being unchanged.
His quick hands and his ability to finds gaps on the cricket field with the bat made him a priceless player and he was picked up by the Mumbai Indians in the 2016 version of the Indian Premier League. But up in the time due to his type of play he stopped featuring in the whites until the last quarter for the English National side. But with his spin playing ability, he made his place in the test side against India and Bangladesh in 2016.
In the 11th version of the Indian Premier League in the year 2018, he played for the Rajasthan Royals where he was one of the most valuable players for the franchise. Even this season also went through ups and downs. He could not score as much as his team needed in the first few games but reverted back rock solid with his 95 runs against the mighty Chennai Super Kings in just 60 balls. He then scored consecutive fifties which helped the franchise to reach the play offs climbing from the bottom quarter of the points table.
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In the past few years, the run flow which Jos Buttler enjoyed has quite stopped. He has not been performing for the National team when it needs it. But no doubt he is a highly talented batsman and his ability to find gaps all around the field with his high accuracy unorthodox shots but fate isn’t with him. We all are waiting for the day when we see him going after the bowlers with mind-boggling unorthodox shots all around the field.