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Cricket World Player of the Week - Jos Buttler

 

Jos Buttler's match-winning contributions in both the first two T20Is against Australia make him the Cricket World Player of the Week.

When a reputed international cricketer calls you England's best-ever white-ball player, you must be doing something right. And when, that international cricketer is none other than Stuart Broad - only one of four pacers to have picked up more than 500 wickets in test cricket - you got to consider the praise seriously.

Jos Buttler did it again for England in the second match of the 3-game T20I series between England and Australia, taking his team to victory with a fine hand of 77 not out off 54 deliveries with 8 fours and 2 sixes, going at a strike rate of over 140.

The knock becomes all the more important given that despite the start that Australia got in the last match, they failed to close off the game. Buttler not only provided England a quick start but also saw them across the line.

In the series opener as well, Buttler's 44-run knock, played at a strike rate of over 150, prompted skipper Eoin Morgan to say that Buttler made the pitch look easier than it actually was.

The wicketkeeper-batsman is coming off a successful season in test cricket, where some may still harbour doubts about his skill, behind the wickets in particular, however, there won't be many who would hesitate in declaring Buttler as one of the best white-ball batsmen of our time.

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