Joseph Charles Buttler, the English wicket-keeper, and a hard-hitting right-handed English batsman in the limited over format born on 8th September 1990 in Taunton, Somerset of England in a middle-class family. He is also the current Vice-captain of England in the limited-overs format. He is the son of John Buttler and Patricia Buttler. His father John Buttler was a physical education teacher. In 2017, Buttler married Louise Webber. The couple has a beautiful daughter named Georgia Rose.
Buttler started his career from Somerset’s Youth Team. He had played Under-13, Under-15, and Under-17 levels for the team. His hard-hitting ability gave him a chance to play for Somerset’s second XI and shown his great potential for a shorter format of the game.
Soon he made his first-class debut in 2009 when Justin Langer got injured, but could not make an impact on the side. He got selected in the limited over the squad of Somerset and performed brilliantly. He made 440 runs in the CB40 series with an average of 55 and sealed his spot in the team through the squad already had their regular wicket-keeper batsman Craig Kieswetter. In 2010, he was awarded Young Wisden School Cricketer of the year.
He earned a call up in the national side for the home T20 series against India and West- Indies in 2011, but could not score big. In 2012, he performed well against Sri Lanka for England Lions. After that, he made his ODI debut for the England team against Pakistan in UAE that year. In the 2013 Champions Trophy, he played a crucial role for the team throughout the tournament. In the West- Indies tour he played an aggressive inning of 99 runs in the third ODI which not only won the match but also secure the series for the team. His first ODI hundred came against Sri Lanka at home in 61 balls which is the fastest hundred by any English batsman. In 2014, he’s got his test cap against India. He replaced Matt Prior for his poor form and celebrated it with a half-century. In the 2015 World Cup, he could not make an impact, and the team also suffered a lot. Since then, he has been an intrinsic part of the group/squad. In 2016, he signed a contract with Mumbai Indians of the Indian Premier League. Though his performance in a shorter format is really impressive, he has a lot to improve in the longer format of the game.
In the 2018 auction of IPL, he was picked by Rajasthan Royals and this gave him a fresh start in his IPL career. In that season he played as an opener and smashed five back-to-back fifties for the franchise. In 2019 also made three fifties in eight innings but had to move back home early for the preparation of the World Cup. It was the season in which he was managed by R Ashwin which remained as one of the most controversial events of IPL history.
In the 2019 World Cup, he was the X-factor for England. He made 312 runs with a strike rate of nearly 123.
His multi-dimensional batting, power-hitting ability, and consistency with the bat can give nightmares to any bowler or any captain in the world.
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