Aggression is the word that defines Jos Buttler’s hitting prowess. Known for his fearless mindset and elegant stroke play, Jos Buttler is one of England’s most destructive modern-day game-changers. The lad from Lancashire is an all-format genius and can turn the course of the match in England’s favor in a few overs. Jos Buttler’s career gained momentum when Matt Prior decided to undergo an operation on his Achilles. He was drafted into the team and hasn’t looked back ever since.
Jos Buttler is one of England’s most consistent performers with the bat. He is someone who can bat alongside the tail in test matches to avoid follow-ons. In limited-overs cricket, he is seen as an aggressor who can smash the ball a long way. Buttler started his career with Somerset in 2009 but shifted to Lancashire in 2014 in order to focus on his limited-overs batting. He holds the record for the fastest century in ODI cricket by an Englishman.
Jos Buttler’s ODI career reached the next level after the new English captain – Eoin Morgan – decided to employ an outright aggressive approach in both the limited-overs formats. Buttler is a wicket-keeper who bats in the middle order in 50-over cricket. However, he shares the opening duties alongside Jason Roy in Twenty20 International cricket for England.
Buttler plays for Lancashire CCC in the NatWest Twenty20 Blast. He plays for some of the biggest T20 franchises all over the world, including the Rajasthan Royals (IPL). He also plays for the Manchester Originals as part of ‘The Hundred’ (a 100-ball tournament conducted in the UK).
Jos Buttler’s Beliefs and Interests
Jos Buttler supports Newcastle United and happens to be an ardent fan of Alan Shearer, one of the best strikers in English football. He also loves playing tennis and waits for the Wimbledon Championships to begin. Also, Buttler is affectionately called ‘Jos Bhai’ by Sanju Samson, his teammate at Rajasthan Royals. He ended up developing a liking for squash during his formative years. Buttler attended King’s College, Taunton in order to complete his education.
Jos Buttler’s Personal Life and Relationships
Jos Buttler was born in Taunton, Somerset, in 1990. Jos Buttler’s parents are John Butler and Patricia Butter. His mother worked as a physical education teacher. Jos Buttler’s siblings are Jimmy Grosser (brother) and Joanne Vickers (sister). Jos Buttler married Louise Webber, a Pilates instructor, in 2017. They have a daughter named Georgia Rose (2019). Louise is a fitness enthusiast and uploads videos of her workouts online, which are often shared on Social Media.
Jos Buttler’s Early Career
Jos Buttler began playing cricket at King’s College, Taunton, where his love for the game transformed into a passion. He was part of a record-breaking partnership whilst playing for King’s College, Taunton. Buttler won the Young Wisden School Cricketers of the Year in 2010 for his batting exploits whilst playing for his college. He played for Somerset’s youth teams at the U-13, U-15, and U-17 levels. Early in his career, he was considered a superior batsman, but his work behind the stumps was considered questionable.
Jos Buttler played for Somerset’s first XI after the England side called Craig Kieswetter into the national side. He made his first-class debut in 2009 and was regularly selected in the team after 2010. He played for Somerset between 2009-2013 as a wicket-keeper batsman but shifted allegiance to Lancashire in 2014 in order to focus on his batting. A string of consistent performances for Lancashire helped him immensely in his bid to cement his place in England’s middle order. He played for England’s senior team for the first time in a T20I against the touring Indian party. Jos Butter’s T20 career took giant leaps after he got opportunities to feature in the English side regularly.
England’s Limited-Overs Specialist
After England’s ouster from the 2015 edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Eoin Morgan drafted Jos Buttler into England’s ODI team in order to give rise to a ‘fearless’ brand of cricket. At first, he was asked to open the innings but later he was pushed to the middle order slot after Jason Roy and Johnny Bairstow grew in their role as openers.
Buttler has been involved in some of England’s famous victories in recent times. He scored a crucial half-century in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Buttler stitched a vital partnership with Ben Stokes after England was reduced to 86/4 in the final against New Zealand whilst chasing 241. Jos Buttler’s game revolves around one thing, i.e., fearlessness. He never shies away from going after the bowlers.
In Twenty20 Leagues Across the Globe
Jos Buttler’s popularity grew by leaps and bounds when he began plying his trade in all major cricket leagues across the globe. The Mumbai Indians bought him in 2016, but he became a household name in India after he was signed by the Rajasthan Royals (2018). Buttler played for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League 2013/14. He has also plied his trade for the Sydney Sixers for a couple of seasons. Jos Buttler’s T20 record across the globe is splendid. Jos Buttler’s maiden T20 hundred came against the Sunrisers Hyderabad during the 2021 season of the IPL T20 tournament.
Preparations for T20 World Cup Cricket in the UAE and Oman
Jos Buttler was part of the first leg of IPL T20 2021. He scored just four runs in the first match but later went on to score an imperious century against the Sunrisers from Hyderabad. He looked at his IPL stint as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming ICC Men’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in the UAE and Oman. However, the tournament was postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Jos Buttler’s hard-hitting ability makes him a hot property in the world of T20 cricket. Surely, he has an instrumental role to play in England’s ICC Men’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup campaign this year.
Jos Buttler’s Commercial Interests
Jos Buttler is a good-looking man and attracts sponsors from all corners of the world. He rakes in the moolah because of a number of million-dollar brand endorsements that he’s part of. In 2018, Vitality, a health insurance provider in the UK, roped Jos Buttler as its brand ambassador. The likes of Kookaburra, a sports equipment manufacturer, and Castore, an independent drinks company in the UK, have also signed sponsorship deals with Jos Buttler.
Jos Buttler’s Earnings
Jos Buttler’s net worth is INR 88 crore, thanks to his popularity across the globe. He is one of the game’s most popular faces in England and is expected to be one of the key men for England as they go into the ICC Men’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup 2021.