BUTTLER IS COMPETITION

Jos Buttler is proving to be a high quality wicketkeeper batsman for England. The youngster has been playing useful innings regularly and has now almost established himself as a regular in the Three Lions set up as far as the shorter versions of the game are concerned.

When Buttler had first come into international cricket, he was just seen as a power hitter. But, in the recent times, he has proved that his game is not only about hitting fours and sixes. He can play sedately as well and can stay on the wicket for a long period of time.

Buttler has played a couple of very patient knocks on the ongoing England tour of West Indies.

First, he scored 99 in the third and final One Day International match played last week and then, in the second match of the T20 series yesterday, he scored another beautifully paced half century.

Although, he couldn’t win England the game yesterday but, he was praised by everybody for the way he took his team to a solid total.

There have been many people back in England who believe that Buttler should be brought into the mix for the test matches too as his technique is pretty sound and by playing these kinds of innings, the Somerset player is not doing his reputation any harm at all.

England has to play quite a few shorter version matches before their next test assignment and if Buttler keeps his good form up in those matches, the English selectors might be forced to consider him for the 5-day cricket as well.

On the negative side though, Buttler needs a bit of improvement in his glove work. His footwork behind the stumps doesn’t seem to be the best.