Joseph Charles Buttler, popularly known as Jos Buttler, is a popular English cricketer who plays as a Wicket keeper Batsman for his national team England and club teams Lancashire County Cricket Club and Mumbai Indians. He is also the vice-captain of his national side. He is the 665th cap for England in tests and 226th cap in ODIs. His shirt number is 63. He was born on 8 September 1990 in Taunton, Somerset, England. He was born to father John Buttler and mother Patricia Buttler. He has siblings Jimmie Gosser and Joanne Vickers. He started playing for Somerset from the age of 13.
He made his first-class debut while playing for Somerset in September 2009. He was named as the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year for the year 2010. He started his international career in July 2008. He scored a rapid 77 not out while representing England Under – 17 s against New Zealand Under – 19’s. His first match for the England Cricket Team was a T20 international match against India. Next, he played against West Indies. His most successful series till then came against Bangladesh, where he topped the English List with 161 runs and 6 catches and 3 stumpings.
His good form in the Shortest format of the game continued as he displayed some power hitting. He also became a regular Wicket Keeper Batsman in the England ODI team. He captained the English team for the first time in a series against Bangladesh. The English team won the series 2-1 with Buttler making good contributions with the bat. His last series was against India.
Jos Buttler Net Worth
As a regular man in the English national side, Buttler draws a per match fee of 6,900 EU in ODIs and 12,000 EU in tests. He was bought by the IPL team Mumbai Indians for a whopping 385,000 EU. He also stars in several ads which give him a good income. He is one of the highest paid cricketers. His biggest source of income may be stated as the IPL. His net worth in 2017 is $2.8 million US dollars.
Jos Buttler’s highest score in tests is 85 which he scored against India in 2014. In ODIs, he has scored 4 centuries, the highest being 129 against New Zealand in 2015. His highest T20I score is 73* against Sri Lanka in 2016.
Jos Buttler was awarded the NBC Denis Compton Award twice in 2010 and 2011. He was also named the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year in 2010. He was also named in the ICC ODI Team of the Year for the year 2016. His only Player of the Series Award came against Pakistan where he scored 177 runs at an average of 88.5 which included a century and took 5 catches. Some of his Man of the Match awards include:
● 47* runs in 16 balls and 2 catches against New Zealand in 2013
● 121 runs in 74 balls and 1 stumping against Sri Lanka in 2014
● 129 runs from 77 balls and 1 catch against New Zealand
● 116 runs from 52 balls and 1 catch against Pakistan
Jos Buttler plays for his IPL team Mumbai Indians. In 2016, Mumbai Indians bought him for a massive 385,000 EU. He plans to withdraw from the Ireland ODI series to play for his team in the IPL 2017. He is one of the highest paid players in the IPL. He played his last series against India in India. In this series, he made a comeback to the test side. He made a single half-century in the 3 test matches he played against the home team. He did not perform well in the ODI and T20I matches and was out cheaply.
As a cricketer, Jos Buttler has had many ups and downs in his career. Still, he remains one of the best Wicket keeper Batsman of the current generation. His ability of power hitting makes him one of the best finishers in world cricket. He is also one of the most marketed players in the English side. He has been a strong contender for the place of wicket keeper in the English team. He has continued to display good performances in the shorter format of the game while in the longer format, he still needs to develop himself. He has also displayed awesome batting performances for his IPL team. Nevertheless, he is one of the best Wicket keeper Batsman England has ever had.