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Jos Buttler: Six things Indian Premier League fans must know about the white-ball assassin

Buttler is among the select group of England cricketers to have been invited to be part of the IPL auction.

Jos Buttler: Six things Indian Premier League fans must know about the white-ball assassin

New Delhi: Of late, Jos Buttler has emerged as a genuine game changer for England in limited-overs cricket.

Having built a reputation as an explosive lower-order batsman, Buttler will rank very high on the priority list of Indian Premier League franchises ahead of the 2016 auction on Saturday.

Buttler's 73-ball ton against the South Africans on Wednesday could not have been more sweetly timed. He can be sure that number crunchers from all teams will have taken note of his exploits against the Proteas.

While his wicketkeeping is still a work in progress, the Lancashire lad's brutal batting style is perfectly suited to the pitches in India.

Buttler is among the select group of England cricketers to have been invited to be part of the IPL auction.

He can be fairly confident of landing a bumper deal in his debut season, as teams are expected to break the bank when the auctioneer calls out his name.

Here are some interesting numbers that IPL fans should know about the swashbuckling cricketer ahead of new season.

1) He boasts of the best strike rate of anyone who has played as many ODI matches (66) as him.

2) Only Corey Anderson, Glenn Maxwell and Andre Russell have a higher strike rate than the right-hander among batsmen who have played more than 25 innings.

3) Buttler's base price at the IPL 2016 auction is £150,000.

4) Of his four ODIs tons, the wicketkeeper-batsman's slowest came off 73 balls.

5) The 25-year-old is the current record holder for fastest (46 balls) ODI century for England.

6) Buttler's annual salary as per England & Wales Cricket Board's central contract is around £350,000.

 

 

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