In a time when many players vie for a single spot in team, England don't hesitate to play two wicketkeeper-batsmen in Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow. It is Buttler's extraordinary batting skills that made his team afford an extra batsman with keeping gloves. In a short span of time, Somerset-born Buttler has become the most prominent T20 player in the history of England cricket. In 2014, he thrice scored then fastest ODI centuries by an England batsman. His thrilling knocks came against Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Pakistan at Lord's, Edgbaston and Dubai respectively. Buttler debuted in T20Is in August 2011, against India at Manchester, while his first ODI match came against England at Colombo in October 2018. He had to wait for his maiden Test, which he played against India at Southampton in July 2014.read more
This was second successful run-chase for Rajasthan Royals in back-to-back games with Ben Stokes starring again with a half-century.
In five IPL matches that he opened this season, he has scored 110 runs in 103 balls and is yet to score a six. And his strike rate of 106.79 is the least among all batters who have faced more than 100 balls this season.
Rajasthan Royals will return to action later tonight when they take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020.
Rajasthan Royals are still in a do-or-die situation as they need to win all their remaining games to be in the run for the play-offs and Jos Buttler remains a vital cog for the team.
On Monday, Rajasthan secured a comfortable seven-wicket win against CSK and kept their chances afloat of making it to the playoffs.
After Royals spinners stifled Chennai Super Kings to stop them at 125 for five, Buttler came up with an unbeaten 70-run knock off just 48 balls to lead his side to a comfortable seven-wicket IPL win on Monday night.
Rajasthan Royals later shared the picture on Twitter with the caption, "Holding No. 7, while on cloud 9."
Buttler on Monday said that he batted with more intensity while scoring an unbeaten 70 off 48 balls against Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
On Buttler's incredible innings, Smith said that the wicketkeeper-batsman took the pressure off him at the other hand.
With the win, only their fourth in the season after 10 games, Rajasthan take the fifth spot in the points table, pushing Chennai Super Kings once again to the bottom end.
Jos Buttler, whose 70-run knock went in vain against Mumbai Indians, has pointed out a major reason behind RR's three-match losing streak.
The English wicket-keeper batsman smashes 34-ball 50 after RR top-order collapses chasing 194 against MI.
Buttler, who had missed the first game, said his team came out with a great performance against Chennai Super Kings in their opening Indian Premier League 2020 encounter on Tuesday.
Buttler had missed the opener as he had arrived in the UAE with his family and was hence taking quarantine measures.
Buttler has been a key player for Rajasthan Royals. He scored 311 runs last season and 548 runs in 2018.
A fan of Royal Challengers Bangalore took to Twitter on Sunday to enquire about Buttler's availability and the Royals came up with a hilarious while reply sharing a meme featuring Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan from Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Buttler will, however, miss the team's third and final T20 international against Australia slated for Tuesday.
England's wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has left the bio-secure bubble to spend time with his family.
On Sunday, Buttler played an unbeaten knock of 77 runs as England comprehensively defeated Australia by 6 wickets.
Buttler hit an undefeated 77 off 54 balls in the second T20 with eight fours and two sixes, including the winning runs off Adam Zampa.