Jos Buttler Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Jos Buttler is an England cricketer. He bats right-handed and is also a wicketkeeper. Buttler joined cricket at a very young age and played for Somerset’s youth Under 13, 15, and 17 levels. He was an outstanding run-scorer in junior. Over the years, he has grown and displayed exemplary performance in all cricket formats.

Basic Information About Jos Buttler

Full Name Joseph Charles Buttler
Age 31 years
Born In Taunton, Somerset
Bat Style Right-handed / Wicketkeeper
Bowl Style None
Nationality English
Birth Date 8 September 1990
Height 5ft 11in(1.80m)
Spouse Louise Webber Buttler
Net Worth $12 Million
Teams Somerset, England, Khulna Royal Bengals, England Lions, Melbourne Renegades, Lancashire, Mumbai Cricket Association XI, Mumbai Indians, Comilla Victorians, Sydney Thunder, Rajasthan Royals, Team Buttler, Manchester Originals

 

Career Information

  • Test Debut: Played against India at The Rose Bowl on 27th July 2014; it was a draw.
  • Last Test Match: played against India at Emirates Old Trafford on 10th September 2021, and India won.
  • ODI Debut: Played Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 21st February 2012, England won.
  • Last Match: Played against India at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on 28th March 2021 India won.
  • T20 Debut: Played against India at Emirates Old Trafford on 31st August 2011, and England won.
  • Last T20: Played against Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford on 20th July 2021, England won.
  • IPL Debut: Played against Rising Pune Supergiant at Wankhede Stadium on 9th April 2016, Rising Pune Supergiant won.
  • Last IPL: Played against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Arun Jaitley Stadium on 2st May 2021, Rajasthan Royals won.

Batting and Bowling Stats

Test: Jos Buttler has played 53 matches with 92 innings and scored 2800 runs. His batting average in the Test is 33.33 at a strike rate of 56.28. In the format, he has scored two centuries and 18 fifties. In addition, Jos Buttler scored 328 fours and 33 sixes.

ODI: Jos Buttler has taken part in 148 games and has 13 innings, and scored 3872 runs. His batting average in the format is 38.16 at a strike rate of 118.66. He has also scored nine centuries and 20 fifties. However, Buttler has also scored 323 fours and 125 sixes. 

T20: He has played 82 games with 74 and scored 1871 runs. He has a batting average of 31.71 at a strike rate of 139.84. He has made zero centuries, 14 fifties, 162 fours, and 77 sixes.

First Class: Jos Buttler has played 118 matches and has 191 innings, and scored 5781 runs. However, his first-class batting average is 32.84 at a strike rate of 58.37. Jos Buttler also made seven centuries and 33 fifties. In addition, he has made 720 fours and 72 sixes. In bowling, he has one innings out of 12 balls and scored 11 runs.

Achievements

  • In 2009 at 18, Buttler made his first-class debut for Somerset
  • In 2014 at 23, he made his First-Class move to Lancashire and his Test debut against India
  • In 2011 at 20, he made his T20I debut against India
  • In 2012 at 21, he made his ODI debut against Pakistan
  • In 2019, he was part of the Victorious England World Cup squad

Awards

  • NBC Denis Compton Award in 2010 for Somerset.
  • In 2010 he received young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year.

Records

  • Ranked second globally with the most catches in the Test series(49)
  • Jos Buttler is ranked first in the World with the most dismissals in an innings in the ODIs(6)
  • He is fourth with the most runs in innings by batting (129) in One-Day Internationals
  • Third in the World with the highest strike rate (118.66) in ODIs.
  • He has 200 runs and 100 wicket keeping dismissals.
  • He is ranked 10th with the most sixes in an innings(12)
  • He is first for the highest for the seventh wicket(177)

Controversy: Mankading Incident

In his career, Jos Buttler has been involved in one of the most controversial incidents in the Indian Premier League. The incident is known as the Mankadding Incidents.

It was one of the most controversial incidents of the IPL 2019 between Jos Buttler and Ravichandran Ashwin. It happened during a match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. Jos Buttler was Mankaded by Ashwin when he was batting at 69 during the Royals’ 185-run chase. 

When he was Mankaded, the Royals were sure they would win at 108 for losing one wicket, But they lost by 14 runs. Buttler was in great form and was the turning point of the game. It led to differing opinions in cricket, and most people sympathized with Buttler. However, the public considered it unethical.

On the other hand, a few also sided with Ashwin, arguing that he was within his rights. They said it’s a disadvantage to the runner if he finishes the run while the bowl is yet to be bowled. However, Jos Buttler argued that he was at his crease when Ashwin was expected to release the ball.

Jos Buttler was not happy about the incident, but he had no choice. Surprisingly it was not the first time it had happened to Jos. In 2014 he was Mankaded in the ODI when they played Sri Lanka. In this incident, he was mankaded by the Sri Lankan Cricket team Sachithra Senanayake.

Angelo Mathews refused to withdraw the appeal, and Butler was considered out of 21 runs.

Charitable works

Jos Buttler is among some of the cricketers who are raising money for noble causes. He has chosen to put the last shirt he wore in the world cup 2019 for auction to raise money for the covid 19 emergency fund. Jos Buttler played a significant role in the game by scoring a crucial half-century. He has put his shirt on eBay to raise money for the Covid 19 emergency appeal. Jos Buttler currently has raised over 65000 pounds to go to the coronavirus emergency fund. The team behind the fund thanked Buttler for his support and generosity.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.sportskeeda.com/player/jc-buttler
  2. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/jos-buttler-308967/tests-odi-t20-records
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