Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo: IPL)

Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Jos Buttler has set the IPL 2022 season ablaze with his stunning knocks at the top of the order. The Englishman has already scored 3 centuries this season and averages a whopping 70.75.

Buttler has already gone past the previous highest runs scored by a batter for Rajasthan. He now has 566 runs in 9 matches, leading the charts for most fours (47) and most sixes (36). Speaking about the 32-year-old on Star Sports, fellow countryman, Graeme Swann told:

The worrying thing from Royals’ point of view, if there’s something they need to worry about, is that at the back end of the tournament the wickets are going to slow down where it’ll start skidding more. Up until now, they’ve played on some brilliant batting tracks and the RR batting has been so good that they’ve won every game. They’ve been too far ahead of every team.”

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. Image: BCCI/IPL

But with the wickets turning and getting slow as the tournament progresses may distract them going forward and they might lose some close games. So, they’ll have to find a way because it can’t always be smash-smash-smash, and they can’t heavily rely on Buttler. They need to find a way in the middle overs to score those 10-20 runs extra even in low scoring games.”

“What impressed me hugely about Jos Buttler is the way he’s started every innings” – Nick Knight

Nick Knight also lavished praise on Buttler, stating that it hasn’t been going bonkers from ball one. Buttler has taken his time at the crease before launching into the bowlers, something that has worked well for him.

What impressed me hugely about Jos Buttler is the way he’s started every innings. I mean if we look at the outcome of his innings, mostly it’s either the 50s or 100s, he’s (looking) in a different gear.”

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. Image: BCCI/IPL

(But) He tends to forget what he did in the previous game and starts afresh. Hasn’t taken his form for granted at all. He’s giving himself a few balls to get in and then play those big shots,” Knight told Star Sports.

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