RotoWire Partners

Jos Buttler

27-Year-Old Wicketkeeper     England


England

Birthdate:  September 8, 1990    Birthplace:  Taunton, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 11"    

July 25, 2017    Jos Buttler News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Buttler mustered just one for four and picked up two stumpings in Tuesday's NatWest T20 Blast defeat to Derbyshire.

Buttler is nothing if not exciting, finding the boundary and batting with the panache that comes with knowing your side only needs to last 20 overs. However, that sometimes comes with being cheap with your wicket. Buttler has gone through a bit of a dip in form over his last two matches, totaling just five runs between the two. He'll look to get back on track in Friday's match against Nottinghamshire.

Jos Buttler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Buttler will appear in front his his native Taunton crowd for the first time as an England international in their second T20I against South Africa Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

In all of his 168 international appearances for England not once has Buttler played at his native ground in Somerset. The keeper hasn't kept his excitement about returning home a secret saying, "Ever since Taunton was awarded the game it was one I have been desperate to try and be involved in." In his 46 T20I innings the 26-year-old has scored 674 runs at an average of 26.94. The only time Buttler has played at the ground since his move to Lancashire was in a Championship match in 2014. His two innings yielded scores of 14 and four.
Buttler raced his way to 61 off 48 not out with two boundaries and two maximums and took one catch and added a stumping with the gloves in Tuesday's Champions Trophy victory over New Zealand at Cardiff.

Fantasy Analysis

One of the best limited-overs batsmen, Buttler provided some excellent support to the middle-order, hitting his second unbeaten half-century in his past three innings to move England from four for 188 in the 34th over to 310 in the final over before they were all out. This was Buttler's 14th ODI half-century in 79 innings and he's now taken at least one catch in each of the five ODIs since mid-May.
Buttler raced to 65 off 53 not out with seven boundaries and took three catches in Saturday's ODI victory over South Africa at Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

After a poor start to the series with the bat, scoring just seven runs in the opener at Leeds, Buttler showed just how good he can be with the bat at Southampton, recording his 13 ODI half-century to help England secure the series victory heading into the ICC Champions Trophy. More importantly for England is Buttler's work with the gloves, having now taken seven catches in the first two matches of the series after playing as a specialist batsman for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Buttler hit 28 runs from 18 balls in Mumbai's win over Delhi on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler smashed three fours and two sixes to help the Indians get to 2/47 before he was run out via a direct hit from Daredevils batsman Sanju Sampson. Only half of Buttler's balls faced were scoring shots, with five of the others dot balls from South Africa international Kagiso Rabada, who was playing his first IPL match, but he also hit him for two singles and one six. The English wicketkeeper has been in strong form for Mumbai in this edition of the tournament, as he's their second-highest run scorer so far with 213 runs behind Nitish Rana's 263. Buttler is currently 10th on the most runs list for IPL10.
Buttler notched 77 off 37 with the aid of five sixes and seven fours during Thursday's victory against Kings XI.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler and fellow opener Parthiv Patel took it to Punjab in the Powerplay, securing at least 10 runs in each over and settling for 82 runs by its conclusion, despite the dismissal of Patel on the second-to-last ball. Continuing onward with the equally adept Nitish Rana, Buttler was a part of a second partnership of at least 80 runs during which both batsmen hit boundaries with regularity. Despite striking just one other score of 30-plus runs in six IPL matchups, Buttler pushed his way into ninth in terms of runs scored with 185, which he's cobbled together at a formidable 156.77 strike rate.
Buttler hit a team-leading 38 from 19 in a close loss to the Rising Pune Supergiants on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler opened strongly for the Mumbai Indians, notching three apiece of fours and sixes to produce a healthy total of 38 before he was dismissed by an Imran Tahir LBW. Buttler's strike rate of 200 was at the higher end of his career range, in which he averages 147.54. After a narrow loss with one ball remaining, he heaped praise on his side's antagonist Steven Smith, calling him "the best batsman in the world."
Buttler was beaten for a duck off seven in Sunday's ODI victory over the West Indies at North Sound.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler has hit a real valley of form of late, picking up his second duck in his last three internationals (two ODI's, one T20I). While the wicketkeeper-batsman is one of the most fearsome limited-overs batsmen in international cricket, coming in at 14 among ODI batsmen in the ICC rankings and 18 among T20 batsmen, with an in-form Johnny Bairstow waiting, Buttler may need to turn his form around quickly before facing replacement by his Test counterpart.
Buttler scored 43 runs from 80 balls against India in the third Test of the series Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

In his first Test innings in over a year Buttler contributed England's second-highest score after Johnny Bairstow's 89. The two wicketkeepers came together for a vital 69-run partnership, the highest of England's innings so far. The 26-year-old Lancashire man hit five boundaries before he smashed a catch to Virat Kohli at mid-off off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja.
Buttler is likely to step into the England Test side for the third match of the series against India, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler has shown himself to be one of the top limited-overs batsmen for England; however, he’s been unable to transfer his success in ODI’s and T20 (both domestic and international) to his Test cricket. Having not played a Test since Oct. 2015, he showed good form against Bangladesh in the ODI series and looks primed to make his first appearance back with the Test squad starting Saturday at Mohali. However, he’s only played in one tune-up, scoring four runs in the only innings he batted in. He’s likely to replace the starlet Ben Duckett, who’s hit a trough of form, scoring just 18 runs in the first two matches of the series and has struggled with India’s spin-heavy attack.
Buttler smacked 57 off 57 in Sunday's ODI defeat to Bangladesh.

Fantasy Analysis

The acting skipper took offense to Bangladesh's celebrations, but should be more frustrated with his teammates' performance than the actions of his opponents. During the difficult series that's seen Bangladesh draw level with the Buttler-led English squad, Buttler has more than done his part, picking up half-centuries in both matches for 120 runs on the series to give him 12 in 80 matches. He'll look to carry them to a series victory in the final ODI of the series on Wednesday.
Buttler will serve as England's captain for their upcoming ODI series in Bangladesh after Eoin Morgan withdrew due to security concerns, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

In his first action since sustaining a broken thumb on Finals Day, Buttler acquitted himself nicely as the ODI wicketkeeper in three matches against Pakistan, taking five catches behind the stumps in three matches and hitting for 90 not out in the final match of the series. With Morgan withdrawing from this series, Buttler could establish himself as the new limited-overs skipper with a strong performance in the face of adversity.
Buttler sustained a broken left thumb Friday against Worcestershire in the NatWest t20 Blast, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Keeping can be fraught with danger at times, as Buttler learned Friday when the bottom edge of Ben Cox's bat struck him in the left hand. Buttler played in clear pain through the remainder of the game, yet he still managed to smash the fastest half-century for Lancashire, doing so in 20 balls. After undergoing an X-ray, he was diagnosed with a small stable fracture on the thumb, which is accompanied by an unknown timetable. The hope, though, is that Buttler recovers fully in time for the first ODI with Pakistan on Aug. 24.
Buttler has been left out of the England squad for their upcoming Test series, which begins on July 14, despite a successful ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

England coach Trevor Bayliss spoke highly of Buttler following his success against Sri Lanka and suggested there was chance of him returning to the Test scene. However, he was not included in the squad for the forthcoming games due to a lack of red-ball cricket. This also means that Jonny Bairstow will retain the keeping gloves.
Buttler went 73 for 49 not out in Tuesday's T20I victory over Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

The English wicketkeeper is coming off a half-century Saturday in the fifth ODI with Sri Lanka and continued his strong batting run. His partnership with Eoin Morgan netted England 114 runs and closed out the match in the 18th over. Buttler seems to have usurped Jonny Bairstow as the first-choice wicketkeeper, but the EWCB will determine Thursday whether he'll be recalled to the Test squad for England's series with Pakistan, which starts next Thursday at Lord's.
Buttler netted 70 from 45 with the bat and helped to claim two wickets as keeper in Saturday's win over Sri Lanka in the fifth match of the ODI series.

Fantasy Analysis

A 70-run contribution made Jos Buttler the English side's most efficient scorer among batsmen who faced at least 10 balls, as well as player of the match. The wicketkeeper racked up seven fours and a six while partnered with Joe Root, scoring his first 25 runs off 25 balls, then the next 25 off just 10. A well-placed yorker from Chaminda Bandara ended his tenure in the 48th over. In the second innings, Buttler ran out Kusal Mendis in the 14th and stumped Dasun Shanaka in the 28th.
Buttler (hand) scored 11 off nine in the second innings of the Second Ashes Test on Sunday at Lord's in London.

Fantasy Analysis

Through two of five Tests in the current series, Buttler has mixed brief stays in the crease with one decent performance, namely 27 off 34 in the first innings of the First Test. He scattered four catches throughout those matches as well, but his outings with the bat have been underwhelming, to say the least. Still, in 16 innings across 10 career Tests, he's averaged 40.92 at a 61.43 strike rate on the backs of five 50s, meaning an outburst is apt to occur in the coming weeks.
Buttler has been ruled out for Tuesday's T20I against New Zealand after splitting the webbing on his left hand in a fielding drill Friday, StarSports.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The injury forced Buttler to miss the fifth and final ODI versus the Black Caps on Saturday, but the EWCB is hopeful that he'll be healthy in time for the Ashes against Australia, which commences on July 8. In any case, he was replaced Saturday by Jonny Bairstow, who recorded two catches, one stumping, and a match-winning 83 off 60. While Buttler's replacement Tuesday hasn't been named, Bairstow is a great bet to be called upon for keeping duties yet again.
Buttler mashed 13 fours and five sixes en route to 129 off 77 during England's win Tuesday in the first ODI against New Zealand.

Fantasy Analysis

After Joe Root burst forth with a century in the first half of the first innings, Buttler took the reins and one-upped his teammate, cruising to the second-fastest ODI ton for an Englishman. Reaching his hundred on 66 balls, Buttler sits only behind his 61-ball century last year against Sri Lanka. Along the way Tuesday, he managed a world-record seventh-wicket stand with Adil Rashid (177 in 17 overs), which aided his country's first score of 400-plus in an ODI. According to ESPN Cric Info, Buttler is one of three batsmen since May 1, 2014 to have accrued at least 800 runs in the format, with his strike rate ranking second to the imposing Proteas captain AB de Villiers.
Buttler notched one half century in five innings, while making eight catches behind the stumps, across six games at the 2015 World Cup.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler started the tournament slowly, posting 10 and two runs in the first two matches. He ramped up the pressure in the next three, though, averaging 64.00 at a toasty 150.58 strike rate. With his first World Cup behind him, the 24-year-old wicketkeeper will focus on England's Test Series in the West Indies, which begins on Apr. 13.
Buttler struck for 65 off 52 with six fours and one six during Monday's loss to Bangladesh.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler sustained England's chase upon entering the crease at No. 7, notching 31 off six overs with Joe Root and 75 in 10.1 overs with Chris Woakes. However, in a moment of indecision in the 46th over, Buttler hit outside edge to keeper Mushfiqur Rahim, leaving England with 38 runs to pursue off 25 balls. Thereafter, Woakes attempted to coax the rest of the lower order to victory, but it was not to be. For the World Cup, Buttler has found form in the last three matches, averaging 64.00 at a sweltering 150.59 strike rate.
Buttler blasted six fours and one six on his way to 39 off 19 during Sunday's defeat to Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler's entrance coincided with the end of the 98-run partnership between Joe Root and James Taylor at 45.3. However, Root lasted exactly one over before his own dismissal, placing the pressure on Buttler to finish England's innings on a strong note. Indeed, Buttler racked up 34 on his final 13 balls to ensure a daunting score for Sri Lanka to chase. Although he's posted one half-century in eight ODI innings this year, he'll take a 30.43 average and 90.25 strike rate into their next game on Mar. 9 versus Bangladesh.
Buttler only took one catch in the opening match of the ICC World Cup at the MCG on Saturday. He also made 10 with the bat off 12 balls at a respectable 83.33 strike rate.

Fantasy Analysis

Buttler can be a destructive middle order batsman but was unlucky when he was brilliantly caught by Steve Smith at short cover, which will be a contender for catch of the World Cup. He didn't have a lot to do behind the stumps, as the run out of Aaron Finch was a direct hit, but Buttler did put down a difficult chance late in Australia's innings.