Jos Buttler: Vice-Captain of England Cricket Team

Buttler is an English international cricketer who is presently vice-captain of the England cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman, mostly he plays as a wicket-keeper and is regarded as one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen in the world. He plays for Lancashire in English national cricket. He initially played for Somerset and holds the record for the fastest One Day International century by an England cricketer, from just 46 balls. Buttler has assisted as England’s Vice-Captain since 2015 including as part of the team that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Cricket fans can book South Africa Vs England Tickets online from our most trusted and reliable online ticketing marketing platform.

Jos Buttler

Buttler enjoyed a prolific cricket record while at school, sharing a record-breaking opening partnership while at King’s College, Taunton in 2008. The following season, his school lost only one of seventeen cricket matches under his captaincy and he was named 2010 Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year. He made his Somerset first-team entrance in 2009 after having played age-group cricket for the county. His concerts led him to be selected to play for England at Under-19 level before he made his senior England entrance in 2011 and made his Test entrance in 2014.

National career

Buttler played extensively for Somerset’s youth teams, appearing at Under-13, Under-15, and Under-17 level. He made his senior club cricket entrance for Cheddar before moving to Glastonbury in the 2006 season, aged just 15, taking three catches and 15 runs as wicket-keeper. Later in the same season, he made his first entrance for Somerset Second XI, he scored 71 in the second innings, and taking six catches in the three-day cricket match against Nottinghamshire Second XI. Playing for King’s College, he finished the 2006 season with the school’s leading batting average, scoring 447 runs at an average of 49.66. The following season he played regularly for Glastonbury in the West of England Premier League, and for Somerset Under-17s, for whom he scored two centuries; an unbeaten 119 during a two-day cricket match against Surrey Under-17s, and 110 against Sussex Under-17s. He once more led the batting averages for King’s College, through his 358 runs.

The best moment of his school career came in April 2008, when he scored 227 runs and not out during a record-breaking opening stand in a 50-over national schools’ game, adding 340 with Alex Barrow. He captained King’s during the 2008 season and improved on his batting totals His batting average of 94.55. while his high-score of 227* was the highest score that recorded. During that 2008 season, Buttler also played for Somerset Second XI. With captain Carl Gazzard keeping wicket in the majority of these cricket matches, Buttler played purely as a batsman, though in his final match of the season for his team, his special achievement, he kept wicket and took six catches in the first-innings against Worcestershire 2nd XI. 

He made his first-class entrance for Somerset in September 2009, replacing the injured Justin Langer for the County Championship cricket match against Lancashire, scoring 30 in his only innings. He retained his place in the team for the following Pro40 cricket match against Hampshire, making his List A entrance, although he was not required to bat. Selected as part of the Somerset squad for the 2009 Champions League Twenty20, Buttler made his entrance in the 20-over format of the game in Somerset’s final match of the league phase, remaining six not out at the close of the innings. Buttler again captained King’s in 2009, and in the seventeen cricket matches under his leadership, they lost only once, and also won the Western School Twenty20 competition. He Joined with his 554 runs for the school at an average of 61.55, and his performances for Somerset, he was named 2010 Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year.

Jos Buttler

England career

Buttler’s first taste of international cricket came in July 2008, when he represented England Under-17s in two warm-up cricket matches against New Zealand Under-19s. Batting at number five, he scored a rapid 77 not out in the 50-over contest, hitting 11 fours and two sixes during the 49 deliveries he faced. He also played in the two-day cricket match between the two teams, scoring 45 in the first innings as the cricket match was drawn.

In 2009, Buttler played four cricket matches for England Under-18s, two each against Scotland A and Scotland Development XI. He scored 103 not out in the first of these cricket matches, and made starts in each of the following cricket matches, reaching double figures on each occasion, but not scoring higher than 28. Two months later, Buttler made his England Under-19 entrance, appearing in the first T20 against Bangladesh Under-19s. Playing as a specialist batsman, he scored 33 runs off 17 balls as England won by five wickets.

During the 2009–10 English winter, Buttler toured with the England Under-19 team. He joined up with the squad in Bangladesh following Somerset’s elimination from the Champions League Twenty20 for the seven-cricket match youth One Day International (ODI) series, playing again as a specialist batsman. He failed to make a significant impact until the final cricket match when he top-scored for England with 42 runs. He remained with the team for the Under-19 World Cup, where he played all but one of England’s six cricket matches, keeping wicket in three of them. He scored 91 runs in three innings, with a top-score of 78 against India in the fifth-place play-off semi-final. His batting average of 30.33 ranked him fifth on the England team.

Jos Buttler

Test entrance, Champions Trophy, and T20 World Cup

Buttler replaced a rested Jonathan Trott in the England ODI squad in India in early 2013and replaced Craig Kieswetter as the first-choice wicket-keeper halfway through the ODI series. This allowed Buttler to break into the England ODI side on a consistent basis, playing regularly throughout the year in both ODI and T20 formats and increasingly as a wicket-keeper, his work behind the stumps. He scored his maiden half-century for England in a T20 warm-up cricket match at the start of England’s tour of New Zealand followed by his first T20I half-century in the second cricket match of the series. After being confirmed as England’s first-choice limited-overs wicket-keeper, he played in every cricket match in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in England. For his performances in 2013, he was named in the T20I XI by Cricinfo.

Buttler played again in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in India in March and played regular one-day cricket throughout the year. He scored his maiden ODI century against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in May, scoring 121 in 61 balls with nine fours and four sixes, the then-fastest century by any England batsman. During the fifth ODI of the series at Edgbaston, Buttler was controversially ‘Mankaded’ by Sachithra Senanayake, leading to tension between the sides. England captain Alastair Cook expressed his disappointment, stating “I’ve never seen it before in a game. I was pretty disappointed.

After first-choice wicket-keeper Matt Prior stood down after injury on the 22 July 2014, Buttler was called up for the England squad for the third Test against India. He made 85 runs from 83 balls in his first Test innings. He played in the final three Tests of the series before reverting to one-day duty, touring Sri Lanka at the end of the year.

Jos Buttler

Return to Test cricket, tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies and World Cup

In May 2018, Buttler was recalled into England’s Test squad to play Pakistan at Lord’s later that month. He had a successful return to Test cricket, scoring two half-centuries and scoring the most runs in the series; he also won the Man of the Cricket match award at Headingley.

In the subsequent ODI series against Australia on June 2018, he scored two half-centuries in the first four cricket matches and then, in the fifth and final game of the series, he made 110 and not out to take England to a historic series defeat. In this cricket match, no other English batsman made more than 20 and Buttler was later described as “the best white-ball wicketkeeper-batsman in the world”. Buttler was named Man of the Cricket match for his 110 not out, and also named Man of the Series for his impressive contributions with both bat and gloves. In the T20I cricket match of Australia’s tour, Buttler scored the fastest T20I half-century by an English cricketer, in 22 balls.

Buttler replaced James Anderson as the Test vice-captain on 31 July 2018, thus combining the role in all formats. He registered his maiden Test century in the third Test of India’s tour of England in August 2018, with a score of 106.  Buttler then retained his place in the Test and one-day squads, being selected to tour Sri Lanka in October and into the following year.

For his performances in 2018, he was named as the wicket-keeper of the Test XI and World ODI XI by the ICC and Cricinfo. Furthermore, he was included in the T20 XI by Cricinfo.

In February 2019, during the fourth ODI of England’s tour of the West Indies, Buttler scored a career-best 150 from 77 deliveries as England reached 418/6.[112] During this innings, he hit 12 sixes, at the time the most by any English batsman in an ODI, and went from 51 to 100 in just 15 balls and from 100 to 150 in just 16 deliveries. This was part of an England world record for the most sixes in an ODI, with 24. Following the innings, West Indian batsman Chris Gayle praised Buttler, stating, “He is superb, one of the best strikers [of the ball] in world cricket today. We can see he is a game-winner, a game-changer and every team need a cricketer like that to win games.”, while England captain Eoin Morgan labeled him as “built like a champion racehorse”.

In the second ODI of the five-cricket match series against Pakistan in May, Buttler scored an unbeaten 110 from 55 balls, his century coming in only 50 deliveries. This is the second-fastest hundred by an English batsman in ODI cricket after his own record set against Pakistan in 2015.

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South Africa’s Imran Tahir is no more in Cricket world

Mohammad Imran Tahir was born in Pakistan but known as South African cricketer. He is a good spin bowler who mainly bowls googlies and a right-handed batsman, he currently plays for South Africa in ODI and T20 while also representing Dolphins in South Africa.

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 muhammad Imran Tahir

On 15 June 2016, Tahir became the first South African bowler to take seven wickets in an ODI, and He is one who named the fastest South African Cricket player to reach 100 ODI wickets in 58 matches.

In February 2017, he became the fastest South African to reach 50 T20I wickets. in March 2017, he recorded most economical figures by a South African spinner in an ODI against New Zealand, with 2 wickets for 14 runs from 10 overs. In October 2018, he is the number 4th player of south Africa Cricket who takes a hat-trick in ODIs. 

Domestic Career of Imran Tahir as a Cricketer

Besides startup of his career in Pakistan, Tahir has had short curses with Yorkshire and Middlesex in county cricket over and above playing for Staffordshire in the Minor Counties Cricket Championship tournaments. Although Tahir has represented Pakistan Under-19 cricket team’s and Pakistan A, in this he failed to win full international honors for Pakistan. In 2005 at the age of 26, he became a resident of South Africa. He is married to Sumayya Dildar, she is a South African woman, and has represented South Africa after becoming eligible to play for them when he met his four-year residency obligation in April 2009. Tahir made his career-high score of 77 not out in a County Championship match against Somerset on 28 August 2009.

In 2010 season Hampshire signed Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis, replacing Tahir for the season. Tahir signified Warwickshire for the 2010 season, although he is contra on 8 junocted to play for Hampshire from the 2011 season onwards.

He made his 100th first-class appearance in the 2009-2010 SuperSport Series when the Titans played the Lions. On 8 January, he remained to the South Africa squad in their Test series against England while he was then reserved one day later after the Cricket South Africa exposed that yet he was not qualified to play.

Muhammad Imran Tahir

The international career of Imran Tahir

Tahir was called first up to the South African Test team in 2010 when England was on tour, but it was a fault by the selection committee as he is un coalified for South Africa until January 2011. He was quickly quiet from the team then but found his way back almost immediately after becoming eligible to play.

He qualified for South Africa on 1 January 2011 and was selected by them for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. While he was part of South Africa’s squad to play a five-match ODI series against India before the World Cup, he failed to make his entrance.

Captain Graeme Smith explained that this was because “he is someone we want to keep fresh and we didn’t want to give people the opportunity to see too much of him.”

He made his Test entrance against Australia at Cape Town in November 2011 and was a regular part of the squad for four years. In the Test series against Pakistan in UAE in 2013, he was not picked for the first Test, but he came back strongly in the second by taking a five-wicket haul on the first day of the Test match. he has left out once again after one bad Test with the ball against India and was replaced by Robin Peterson, but he continued to do well in the shorter forms of the tournaments. He sustained to be a regular participant of the South African Cricket in all formats and played Test matches in spin-friendly circumstances.

In November 2012 Tahir bowled 37 overs in a Test match against Australia, with no wickets for 260 runs the worst bowling figures in Test match history. After the test series, he was replaced by Robin Peterson. In October 2013, Tahir made a comeback to Test cricket when he took 5 wickets in an innings for the first time in a Test match and guided South Africa to clinch victory against Pakistan by an innings and 92 runs in the Dubai Test, leveling the series 1–1. He took 8 wickets in the match.

At the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, Tahir returned his best figures, of 4–21, in South Africa’s match against the Netherlands on 27 March 2014, and was awarded Man of the match. Tahir was joint highest wicket-taker in the tournament along with Ahsan Malik from the Netherlands, Imran and Ahsan both took 12 wickets in the tournament.

In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final match between South Africa and Sri Lanka, Tahir helped South Africa to their first-ever World Cup knockout win with a Man of the Match performance of 4-26. At the end of 2015, he was named in the ICC ODI team of the year. He was also named in the ‘Team of the tournament’ by Cricbuzz and as a reserve player in the Cricinfo XI. He was also named as the 12th man in the World ODI XI by ICC. He was also named in the ODI XI of the year 2015 by Cricinfo.

Muhammad Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir One Day Internationals Performances

Imran Tahir is the spinner with the most wickets in the ICC World Cup for South Africa, with 39 wickets. Imran Tahir was the first South African and fourth overall to take 4 wickets in an innings in all three ICC events World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20. He reached 100 ODI wickets in 58 matches, the quickest such feat for South African bowlers. He was the first spinner to take over 100 wickets in ODIs for South Africa.

Most economical ten over spells by a spinner from South Africa – 10–0–14–2 against New Zealand on 4 March 2017.

Imran Tahir retirement from Cricket

In April 2019, he was so-called in South Africa’s team for the Cricket World Cup 2019. He named as the oldest player for the South Africa cricket. He played in the opening match of the tournament, against hosts England. At the age of 40 years.  He bowled the opening over of the tournament, therefore becoming the first spinner to bowl the first over in a World Cup match. Tahir also took the first wicket of the World Cup, dismissing England’s Jonny Bairstow for a duck. In South Africa’s next match in the World Cup, against Bangladesh, Tahir played in his 100th ODI. 

Imran Tahir retired from cricket after playing his team’s last group stage match against Australia.

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Jason Jonathan Roy will be Part of England Squad against South Africa in upcoming Cricket Series

Jason Jonathan Roy is an English international cricketer who plays firstly for Surrey in domestic cricket. Born in South Africa, his family moved to England when he was 10 years old. Secure your tickets online for South Africa Vs England Tickets from a very reliable online marketing platform.

Jason Jonathan Roy

He is a right-hand batsman who opens in limited over cricket and plays in the middle order in first-class matches. He made his T20 International entrance against India on September 2014 and his One Day International entrance against Ireland in May 2015.

Having moved to England along with his family from South Africa when he was 10 years old, he attended The Hawthorns School for a few years, then Whitgift School. He represented Surrey in age-group cricket from Under 11 through to Under 19 and Academy level. He took part in the Surrey Under-19 tour to South Africa in 2007, where he top-scored for Surrey with an innings of 51 in a one-day match against Western Province Under 19s.

He was declared as a member of the 2008 intake of players to the Pemberton Greenish Surrey Academy, and on 15 June 2007 made a decisive contribution on his one-day entrance for the Surrey 2nd team, He scored 48 from 33 balls in a Second XI Trophy match against Hampshire which Surrey won by 3 runs.

Roy made no more appearances for the Surrey 2nd team in 2007, but he was selected to represent South Africa at Under 17 level in the ECB Regional Festival, held at Loughborough in July 2007, where he played in three tournaments.

In the season of 2008, Roy established himself in the Surrey second team. In his debut in the Second XI Championship, Roy scored 88 from 89 balls against a Hampshire attack which included the South African Test match bowler Nantie Hayward, having come to the crease with Surrey in trouble at 89-4.

After a brief BBL spell with Sydney Thunder in 2015, he joined the Sydney Sixers for the 2016-17 season. In the first match of the tournament against Sydney Thunder, he scored 29 in a winning effort from the Sixers. Then in the second, he scored a 40, which included a towering 6 off Shaun Tait. For the third match, he was injured, after pulling a back muscle in training.

 Appearance at Pakistan in provinces teams

Roy was bought by Lahore Qalandars for US$70,000 for the 2017 PSL. He played 5 matches scoring 176 runs before leaving early for national duties. In the 2018 PSL, he played 2 games for Quetta Gladiators.

Appearance at India in provinces teams

He played three games for Gujarat Lions in the 2017 IPL. For the 2018 IPL, he is playing for Delhi Daredevils, for whom he scored a match-winning 91 in his first match.

Jason Jonathan Roy Unbeatable records in ODIs

Jason Jonathan Roy

In 2015–16 against Pakistan and South Africa

Roy was dismissed for a duck in the first ODI against Pakistan, which England lost by six wickets. He secured a half-century in the next game as England fought back to level the series, winning by 95 runs. After making seven in the third ODI, Roy scored his maiden ODI ton (102 off 117 balls) in the final game of the series, which England won by 84 runs.

In 2016 against Sri Lanka

Roy was part of an opening partnership of 256 with Alex Hales against Sri Lanka in 2016, which was the highest successful run chase without losing a wicket in ODIs. It is also the highest partnership for England for any wicket in ODIs.

In 2016 Sri Lanka in England

Roy kept his place in the ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka. In the first match, he scored 3 runs, In the second match, he made an outstanding 112 not out, as he shared a record opening stand with Alex Hales of 256. He also got two run-outs as he won the man of the match. In the third match, he made an unbeaten five as the weather ended the match. In the fourth match, he scored his second century of the series, making 162 as England won the match by six wickets. In the final game of the series, he hit 34 as England scored 324 and won the match by 122 runs. Roy was named man of the series following his impressive performances. He was out for a duck in the only T20I between the two sides, which England won by eight wickets.

In 2017 against West Indies

Roy made 13 in the first ODI against the West Indies as England won by 45 runs. In the second match, he made 52 as England chased down their target of 226 to win by four wickets. In the final game of the series, he made 17 as England won by 186 runs.

In 2016–17 against Bangladesh and India

Roy made 41 in the first ODI against Bangladesh as England scored 309/8 to win by 21 runs. He made 13 in the next game as England lost by 34 runs. Roy missed the final game of the series through injury, although England won to win the series 2-1.

Roy made 73 in the first ODI against India, as England made 350/7, although they lost the match by three wickets. In the second match, he made 82 but England fell 15 runs short of India’s target. In the final match of the series, he made 65 as England posted 321 and won by five runs. He made 19 in the first T20I as England won by seven wickets. In the second match, he made ten as England lost by five runs. In the final match, he made 32 but England could only manage 127 and lost by 75 runs to lose the series 2-1.

In 2018 against Australia

 Roy scored 180 off 151 balls and partnered with Joe Root for the highest ever 3rd wicket partnership for England (Till date), with 221 runs off 220 balls in an ODI against Australia on 14 January 2018 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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