I want to emulate guys like Kohli, De Villiers and Warner: Jos Buttler

I want to emulate guys like Kohli, De Villiers and Warner: Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler England World T20
England’s Jos Buttler celebrates after scoring a half-century (50 runs) during the World T20 match between England and Sri Lanka. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has been one of the impactful T20 batsmen England possesses. He has been a consistent performer for England and his impact on English cricket is extraordinary. The 25 year old has played an important part in changing the way the English team played limited overs cricket.

The aggressive wicket-keeper batsman made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in the recently concluded ninth edition and had a decent run with the bat.

The right hander, who usually handles the middle order responsibility, now want to bat higher in the order so that he can have a similar impact for his side like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and David Warner had for their respective sides in the IPL.

Buttler batted at No.5 usually MI and did a decent job with the bat as well as behind the stumps.  He began his preparations for England’s ODI series against Sri Lanka this month by scoring a brutal 91 in Lancashire’s Royal London One-Day Cup North Group victory against Warwickshire at Old Trafford.

“I want to push myself higher up the order so I can score bigger runs. In Twenty20 that means the powerplay area, if I can persuade people to put me in that early. That’s where I want to keep developing – you want to emulate guys like Kohli, De Villiers and Warner, who are taking the game forward,” Buttler said while speaking to skysports.com.