England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is one of the most feared batsmen in world cricket, especially in white-ball format. His ability to hit out of any situation has gained him an immense reputation leading to him becoming a first-choice option for many T20 Leagues around the world.
Buttler, in a video shared on the Rajasthan Royals Twitter account, named two of the most destructive batsmen in T20 cricket, during a Q&A session with cricket enthusiasts regarding his personal and professional life. This was done to create a buzz for the upcoming IPL 2021 season, which will start on April 9.
It’s Hard To Look Past The West Indies Batsmen: Jos Buttler
During the same Q&A session on Twitter, he got a question from someone asking “Who is the most destructive batsman in T20 Cricket other than you (Jos Buttler)?” The 20-year-old England batsman mentioned that when it comes to big-hitting, you can’t really look past the talent the West Indies team has produced thus far.
Buttler went onto name two Caribbean players- Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. While Gayle has a strike rate of 150+, Russell boasts of playing at a strike rate of 180+ in the Indian Premier League.
“There’s a few out there at the moment. It’s hard to look past the West Indies batsmen I’d say. Chris Gayle obviously has been so destructive for such a long period of time. Obviously, Andre Russell when he gets going, he is pretty formidable and scary to bowl at. So I’m gonna say Chris Gayle and Andre Russell,” Buttler replied.
Jos Buttler Names The Player He Would Love To Include In The England Side
Another interesting question that Buttler received was which overseas player he would love to see in the England team. English star heaped praises on the Australian pacer Pat Cummins and picked him when a fan question read- “One player outside England, who would fit perfectly in your National team?”
“Umm…really good question. I’d think, I’d go for Pat Cummins. I think Pat Cummins is one of the premier fast bowlers in the world at the moment in all formats of the game. I’d love to see him operate alongside Jofra Archer for England. That would be a pretty intimidating bowling line-up. So I’m gonna say Pat Cummins for that one,” Buttler replied.