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Jos Buttler, currently the vice-captain of the England cricket team, is regarded as one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen in the world. He plays for Lancashire in English domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Here are some really interesting things to know about the English international cricketer:

  1.  Being a tall of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and strongly -built cricketer, he is known to have an upright stance in the crease, while remaining cool and composed.
  2.  He first played for Somerset and holds the record for the fastest One Day International century by an England player, from just 46 balls.
  3.  He is said to have scored five first-class and ten List A centuries, eight of which have been scored for England in One Day International matches, as of May 2019.
  4.  In the initial days of his cricket career, he was not his country's first-choice wicket-keeper, though England wicket-keeper coach Bruce French spoke of his "natural hands" behind the stumps.
  5.  However, in the year 2015, he was made England's first-choice wicket-keeper in all formats. A year later, he was dropped from the Test side during 2016, whilst continuing to be the first-choice ODI and T20 wicket-keeper.
  6.  He, just as he started his career in one day cricket, established a reputation as an aggressive batsman who could take control of a game at the end of an innings.
  7.  In limited-overs cricket, He scored the best List A and ODI score of 150 from 77 deliveries, in February 2019, in a game against the West Indies at the National Cricket Stadium, Grenada. This is also the highest ODI score for an Englishman against the West Indies.
  8.  He scored his maiden first-class century in May 2010, scoring 144 for Somerset against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. This is said to remain as his highest first-class score as of December 2018.
  9.  His highest T20 score is 95 not out from 60 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 Indian Premier League at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
  10.  Buttler's highest T20I score is 73 not out off 49 balls, which was achieved against Sri Lanka in July 2016 at the Rose Bowl, Southampton.
  11.  Joseph Charles Buttler was born on September 8, 1990 to John Buttler and Patricia Buttler in Taunton, Somerset, England. He has a elder sister - Joanne Vickers and a younger brother - Jimmie Gosser.
  12.  He attended the King's College, where he reportedly shares a record-breaking opening partnership in the year 2008. The next season, his school lost only one of seventeen matches under his captaincy.
  13.  In the year 2009, he made his Somerset first-team debut, after playing in the age-group cricket - at Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 level for the county.
  14.  Buttler was named Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year, in the year 2010, during his time at the King's College.
  15.  His performances led him to the selection for the England at Under-19 level before making his senior England debut in 2011 and his Test debut in 2014.
  16.  At the age of 15, he made his senior club cricket debut, taking three catches and 15 runs as wicket-keeper, for Cheddar before moving to Glastonbury in the 2006 season.
  17.  In April 2008, he scored 227 not out during a record-breaking opening stand in a 50-over national schools game, adding 340 with Alex Barrow, which made it the highlight of his school career.
  18.  In his first-class debut for Somerset, he replaced the injured Justin Langer for the County Championship match against Lancashire, scoring 30 in his only innings.
  19.  He was named Man of the Match in Somerset's 2010 Friends Provident T20 semi-final victory over Nottinghamshire at the Rose Bowl, for his score of unbeaten 55 runs from just 21 balls.
  20.  He was awarded the NBC Denis Compton Award as Somerset's most promising young player in the year 2010 as well as in the year 2011.
  21.  He scored his first century for Lancashire, which was also his fourth in first-class cricket, in June against Durham. He even equaled the record for the fastest fifty scored in T20 cricket, hitting a half-century in 22 balls against Northants on his way to 58 not out in the 2014 NatWest t20 Blast.
  22.  During the winter of 2011, Buttler was part of the England performance program for batting and wicket-keeping in India, and is said to have played in the England Lions tours of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He scored his maiden limited-overs century against Sri Lanka A in January 2012.
  23.  In October 2016, he captained the England side in the ODI series against Bangladesh after numerous players, including regular captain Eoin Morgan, declined to tour over raised security concerns following a terrorist attack in Dhaka in July.
  24.  During the second ODI, he was involved in a heated exchange with numerous Bangladesh players following his dismissal to Taskin Ahmed, which resulted in him being ushered away by the umpires.
  25.  He was reportedly reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and received one demerit point to his disciplinary record following this incident.
  26.  In August 2018, he registered his maiden Test century in the third Test of India's tour of England with a score of 106. It was for this series that he replaced James Anderson as the Test vice-captain.
  27.  He scored an unbeaten 110 from 55 balls, with century coming in only 50 deliveries, in the second ODI of Pakistan's tour of England. This is reportedly the second fastest hundred by an English batsman in ODI cricket after his own record set against Pakistan in 2015.
  28.  During the 2018 Indian Premier League, he has a difficult start with the Rajasthan Royals, but his performances significantly improved, with him being promoted to open the batting. He went on to become the second batsman in IPL history to achieve five scores of fifty or more in consecutive matches.
  29.  He married Lousie Webber in October 2017, with his teammates Steven Finn and Alex Hales acting as the ushers for the wedding. The couple have a daughter named Georgia Rose born in April 2019.
  30.  In April 2019, he was named as the vice-captain of the England squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, with the ICC naming him as the key player of England's squad prior to the tournament.
  31.  Jos Butler Net Worth: $3.1 Million

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