One man who has been instrumental in changing the face of England in shorter formats has been the explosive wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler. When England entered into a complete overhaul of their ODI setup, Buttler was among the few members who survived the change and was a part of the new look England side. The “new” England as people affectionately refer to, bears a dynamic look, full of gritty individuals willing to fight it out till the very last moment.
Among those individuals full of stars is Jos Buttler. He might not have the build of a typical power hitter like Chris Gayle or Kieron Pollard, but when he hits, the ball remains hit. In a brief career, Buttler has provided enough entertainment already with his swashbuckling batting.
Statistics wise as well, he has been brilliant. England’s top three quickest ODI centuries all belong to this marauding hitter, who remains equally effective against pace and spin. One such jaw dropping innings was played by Buttler against Pakistan, in the fourth and final ODI at Dubai on November 20, 2015.
England had already wrapped up the series and were now willing to express themselves. This is what Buttler precisely did as he played a rampaging unbeaten knock of 116 off just 52 deliveries. Buttler’s master-class included 10 fours and eight maximums, as he bulldozed the helpless Pakistani bowlers. Below is the video of that particular knock from Buttler.
With a three-match series against India in the reckoning, the hosts need to be wary of Buttler, as if the Somerset lad repeats his heroics, Virat Kohli’s side will be in for some serious trouble.