Manchester: Australia skipper Tim Paine has rated England`s Jos Buttler as the "best white-ball wicketkeeper-batsman in the world" and even went on to hail the Englishman as better than India's World Cup-winning former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Buttler is in the form of his life having single-handedly rescued England from a precarious position with a valiant century, to help the hosts complete their first 5-0 whitewash of Australia here on Sunday.
Asked to rate Buttler, Paine, who himself is a stumper said: "He`s good, he`s very good. Right now, he`d have to be the best white-ball wicket-keeper batsman in the world."
"I don`t think there`s too many guys to challenge him. MS Dhoni is pretty good, but at this moment, Jos is at the absolute peak of his powers.
"He understands his one-day game so well and knows his strengths inside out and just doesn`t go away from him," Paine added.
Buttler scored 275 runs in the just-concluded series with three unbeaten knocks that included scores of 91, 54 and 110.