Jos Buttler Biography
Joseph Charles Buttler also called "Jos" Buttler is an international English cricketer who plays for the England cricket team as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
Born on 8 September 1990, he is viewed as a player who has everything to prevail in the shorter formats of the game.
He represented Somerset's youth teams at the school level and was seen as a useful option for the shorter formats.
Buttler has been a decent run scorer from his school days. He played largely for Somerset's youth teams, showing up at Under-13, Under-15, and Under-17 level.
The feature highlight of his school performance came in April 2008, when he scored 227 not out amid a record-breaking opening stand in a 50-over national schools tournament, putting on 340 runs with Alex Barrow.
He was named 2010 Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year for his 554 runs for his school at an average of 61.55.
Buttler made his first-class debut for Somerset in September 2009 in a County Championship match against Lancashire where he scored 30 in his only innings.
He made his T20I debut against India in 2011. He was played as a specialist batsman in his Debut T20I.
He made his ODI debut against Pakistan at Dubai in 2012.
Buttler was called up for the England squad for the third Test against India in 2014 when Matt Prior was dropped due to poor form.
He made his Test debut against India on July 27, 2014.
Achievements and Records
He has scored four first class and six List A centuries. In the limited overs format he made his maiden century against Sri Lanka A in 2012.
He was named Man of the Match in Somerset's 2010 Friends Provident T20 semi-final victory over Nottinghamshire making a breathtaking half-century from 21 balls.
Buttler is the present Vice Captain of the shorter format teams. He captained the England side in the ODI series against Bangladesh in 2016.