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Full name Joseph Charles Buttler
Born September 8, 1990, Taunton, Somerset
Current age 23 years 223 days
Major teams England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Feb 21, 2012 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v India at Manchester, Aug 31, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton, Sep 9-12, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Sep 24-27, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Sep 13, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||New South Wales v Somerset at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 18, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0c/0s, 6||England||v Netherlands||Chittagong||31 Mar 2014||T20I # 394|
|0c/1s, 34||England||v South Africa||Chittagong||29 Mar 2014||T20I # 391|
|1c/0s, 2||England||v Sri Lanka||Chittagong||27 Mar 2014||T20I # 387|
|32, 0c/0s||England||v New Zealand||Chittagong||22 Mar 2014||T20I # 380|
|1c/0s, 30||England||v India||Dhaka||19 Mar 2014||Other T20|
|14, 0c/0s||England||v West Indies||Fatullah||18 Mar 2014||Other T20|
|3, 0c/0s||England||v West Indies||Bridgetown||13 Mar 2014||T20I # 364|
|67, 1c/0s||England||v West Indies||Bridgetown||11 Mar 2014||T20I # 362|
|0c/0s, 0||England||v West Indies||Bridgetown||9 Mar 2014||T20I # 361|
|99, 2c/0s||England||v West Indies||North Sound||5 Mar 2014||ODI # 3484|
Jos Buttler is a crisp-hitting batsman with immense promise. He made his international debut in late 2011 and became a fixture of England's T20 side, despite few initial opportunities to impress. His breakthrough innings came against South Africa at Edgbaston, with a blistering 32 off 10 balls, and he was given the wicketkeeping gloves in India in the 2012-13 tour, after Craig Kieswetter - his club team-mate and Somerset's first-choice keeper - finally lost the position.
It was the clash of wicketkeepers that forced Buttler's hand to up sticks from Somerset and switch to Lancashire after the 2014 season, by which time he had become England's first-choice in one-day and T20 and was viewed as a viable replace for Matt Prior in the Test team although his red-ball cricket still needs development.
Buttler shot to prominence as a 19-year-old in the 2010 season for Somerset, especially in the one-day arena where his clear-minded and quick-footed aggressive batting helped him to 440 CB40 runs at 55.00.
He made his first-class debut against Lancashire at Taunton in 2009 and became a regular in the County Championship from May 2010 - playing a part in Somerset's title challenge that season. He combined in particularly potent fashion with Kieron Pollard in Somerset's run to Twenty20 Finals Day in both 2010 and 2011, and impressed in the 2011 CB40 final, making 86 from 72 balls in Somerset's defeat to Surrey.
Buttler enjoyed a successful tour with England Lions to Sri Lanka in early 2012, making 262 runs at 87.33. He was given his ODI debut against Pakistan in the UAE, though had to wait almost a year for his second cap, this time as wicketkeeper and when Ashley Giles took over as limited-overs coach one of his first key decision was to ditch Kieswetter in favour of Buttler.
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