Jos Butler (born Joseph Charles Buttler) is an English cricketer who has represented England at the Men’s World Cup since 2011. On September 8, 1990, he was born in Taunton, Somerset, England. Butler is also the new limited-overs vice-captain of the England cricket team.
Butler is a specialist wicket-keeper and a right-handed batsman. On the international level, he has represented England in all forms of the game. He is able to detect and control the field placements of opposition teams, as well as respond rapidly to shifts, thanks to his abilities.
Butler has been able to score from wherever on the field. As a result, he’s been nicknamed a “360-degree” cricketer, meaning he can strike the ball in any direction within the 360-degree radius of the pitch.
Butler was the vice-captain of England’s World Cup-winning team at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Butler and his teammates made history by taking the World Cup to England for the first time in the country’s history.
Butler represents Lancashire in first-class cricket in the United Kingdom. Butler also plays in the Indian Premier League for the Rajasthan Royals.
Jos Butler has yet to release a significant album.
Awards and Accolades
Somerset received the NBC Denis Compton Award in 2010.
The Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year award was given to him in 2010.
Butler played a lot of cricket for Somerset before joining the senior squad. Butler was a core member of Somerset’s youth squads, having played at the Under-13, Under-15, and Under-17 ranks.
Butler had played for King’s College, where he had earned his bachelor’s degree. In 2006, he finished the season with the best batting average in the school. He had 447 runs batted in at a 49.66 average. In April 2008, he scored 227 runs unbeaten and was part of a 340-run opening stand with Alex Barrow, which was the highlight of his school cricket career. During the 2008 season, Butler captained King’s.
Butler made his first-class debut in September 2009 for Somerset’s senior side. He was brought in to replace Justin Langer, who was hospitalised. His first match was against Lancashire in the County Championship. Despite the fact that he only scored 30, he was able to keep his place in the team for the subsequent Pro40 match against Hampshire, and also made Somerset’s squad for the 2009 Champions League T20.
Butler agreed to move to Lancashire at the end of September 2013 after a successful career at the Somerset. Butler recently revealed his decision to remain with Lancashire and signed a new three-year deal with the club on May 27, 2016.
Butler made his IPL debut after being purchased by the Mumbai Indians, and he played for them in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Butler was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for a staggering 4.4 crore in the 2018 IPL Auctions.
Butler took half of the second half of the tournament by scoring five straight 50+ scores in consecutive matches after scoring just 29 runs in his first seven innings. He is just the second batsman in IPL history to achieve this feat.
Butler made his One-Day International debut against Pakistan in Dubai in 2012. His innings against the South African cricket team at Edgbaston cemented his place in the England ODI squad. When Butler joined Somerset colleague Craig Kieswetter and demonstrated his batting prowess, England were on 64/3.
He also hit 30 runs off a Wayne Parnell over that yielded 32 runs. Butler’s performance in this innings cemented his place in the English team. Butler has been a central member of England’s One-Day International squad since then. He was an important part of England’s World Cup triumph in 2019.
Butler was called up to the England Test squad for the first time in 2014 during the ongoing series against the Indian national cricket team. Matt Prior was dropped as a result of his bad results. Butler made his Test debut against India on July 27, 2014. Butler has regularly done well in the over 30 Test matches he has played so far, scoring just over 35.
Butler received his first international call-up in September 2011, when he was called to the senior England squad for a Twenty20 International against the visiting Indian side. Butler debuted as a batsman rather than a wicketkeeper.
Butler kept his place in the squad after the match against India and went on to play against the visiting West Indies later that season. After his debut, Butler has been a T20 specialist for England.
Jos Butler was born into a Christian middle-class family. John Butler is his father’s name, and Patricia Butler is his mother’s name. His father was a physical education coach at the time. Jos Butler had two siblings, a brother and a niece, when he was growing up. His sister’s name is Joanne Vickers, and his brother’s name is Jimmie Gosser.
In 2017, Buttler married Louise Webber. Steven Finn and Alex Hales, two of his England teammates, served as ushers at the wedding. Georgia Rose was born to the couple in April 2019 and is the couple’s first child.