Bio

Full name: Joseph Charles Buttler

Born: September 8, 1990, Taunton, Bristol, Exeter and Reading

Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

International team: England (previously England Lions, England Under-19)

County: Lancashire

Previous teams: Mumbai Indians, Melbourne Renegades Somerset

Batting style: Right-handed

Fielding position: Wicketkeeper

The Numbers

- Mat Inns no runs hs ave bf sr
Tests 18 30 5 784 85 31.36 1412 55.52
odi’s 87 75 12 2290 129 36.34 1934 118.40
t20i’s 53 46 11 943 73 26.94 674 139.91
first-class 74 114 10 3336 144 32.07 5620 59.35
list a 145 123 32 4183 129 45.96 3452 121.17
twenty20 160 142 34 3066 73 28.38 2083 147.19

Jos Buttler is renowned as one of the biggest hitters in world cricket.

The Somerset-born wicketkeeper has played a huge role in the emergence of England’s limited-overs cricket and has his country’s three fastest ODI hundreds to his name – the quickest coming in just 46 balls against Pakistan in November 2015.

Having made his First-Class debut for Somerset in 2009, Jos played for England U19 later that year and first appeared for England in a T20 international against India in Manchester in August 2011, facing Pakistan on his ODI bow in February 2012. He has been vital to the white-ball sides ever since.

Jos has also appeared for the Test side, making his England debut as a 23-year-old against India in 2014, making his highest Test score of 85 and scoring five half-centuries in his first eight Tests.

He has been with Lancashire since 2013 and also played for the Melbourne Renegades for a spell in the same year, as well as experiencing the IPL for the first time, starring for the Mumbai Indians in 2016.

After playing for his home county’s U13, U15 and U17 sides, Jos made his senior breakthrough for Somerset at the age of 19 in 2010, playing a key role in his team’s run to Twenty20 Finals Day in 2010 and 2011.

His international career has brought a string of highlights. His current high ODI score is 129 against New Zealand in 2015 and his superb performances helped England to the final of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2016.

In his stint with the Mumbai Indians, Jos managed 255 runs in his 14 matches.