Jos Buttler excited to join his English teammates Ben Stokes, Tom Curran at Rajasthan Royals
The IPL has played a big role in resurrecting Jos Buttler's Test career and with him currently facing a dry run with the bat.
Updated - Feb 25, 2020 8:11 pm
The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is just a few weeks and excitement is already e ensue with the schedules already released by the governing council. The 13th edition of the cash-rich league will kick-off with defending champions Mumbai Indians locking horns against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
One of the biggest attractions of the IPL is the International quality on offer. With the amalgamation of overseas talents and local spearheads, the IPL proceeds to unleash a heavy cocktail of world-class bouts between the best in the world. One of the biggest attractions in contemporary IPL is undoubtedly Jos Buttler-led English contingent.
Buttler is once again set to be back for the 13th edition where he’ll spearhead Rajasthan Royals outfit along with the likes of swashbuckling all-rounder Ben Stokes and seam-bowling all-rounder Tom Curran, and the tearaway wicketkeeper-batsman is excited at the prospect of joining his compatriots at the Royals, something he believes has played a huge part in growing the UK fanbase for the franchise.
“Yeah, it’s exciting for us, isn’t it? I think it’s great to have that English contingent in the side, especially for us and the UK fanbase as well, which is nice to be growing, and I think when you’re playing with guys that you know really well, and you share the dressing room with a lot, those familiar faces make new situations and new surroundings a lot easier, so there’s a lot of big pluses for us with that,” Jos Buttler said in a promotional event for his IPL franchise as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 24, 2020
Jos Buttler hails IPL as the best T20 competition in the world
The IPL has played a big role in resurrecting Jos Buttler’s Test career and with him currently facing a dry run with the bat, the English International believes, that it is an ideal competition to test ones’ skills and for preparing the upcoming T20 World Cup.
“I think the IPL has had as big an impact as any on my career,” Buttler told Sky Sports. “It’s an amazing place to learn and it is the best T20 competition in the world, all the best players playing against each other and you’re sharing a dressing room with past and present brilliant players.
“It is a place where you can learn so much, learn a lot about yourself and looking ahead to the T20 World Cup in the not-too-distant future, the IPL is a great platform to prepare at the highest level,” Buttler said as quoted by Sky Sports.