Jos Buttler is an English cricketer who is the captain of the England cricket team in limited overs cricket, and plays for the England Test team. In domestic cricket he represents Lancashire, having previously played for Somerset, and has played in multiple Twenty20 leagues, including for Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
Jos Buttler was born in Taunton, Somerset, England on 8 September 1990. He is the eldest of three children born to James and Sue Buttler. His father was a club cricketer and his mother was a school teacher.
Buttler attended King's College, Taunton, where he excelled in both cricket and rugby. He was a member of the Somerset Academy and made his first-class debut for the county at the age of 17.
Buttler quickly established himself as one of the most promising young batsmen in England. He scored his maiden first-class century in 2010 and was selected for the England Lions squad in 2011.
Buttler made his England debut in a T20I match against India in June 2011. He scored his maiden T20I century in 2012 and was named in the England squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20.
Buttler made his ODI debut for England against Pakistan in June 2012. He scored his maiden ODI century in 2013 and was named in the England squad for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Buttler made his Test debut for England against India in July 2014. He scored his maiden Test century in 2015 and was named in the England squad for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Buttler has played 173 ODIs for England, scoring 5018 runs at an average of 42.31. He has scored 11 centuries and 21 half-centuries.
Buttler was a key member of the England team that won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He scored 248 runs in the tournament, including a century in the semi-final against Australia.
Buttler has played 112 T20Is for England, scoring 2891 runs at an average of 35.51. He has scored 2 centuries and 20 half-centuries.
Buttler was named the Player of the Tournament at the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, where he scored 269 runs at an average of 67.25.
Buttler has played 57 Tests for England, scoring 2907 runs at an average of 32.27. He has scored 7 centuries and 13 half-centuries.
Buttler was named the ICC T20I Player of the Year in 2021. Buttler was named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2021. Buttler was awarded an MBE in 2023 for his services to cricket.
Buttler was appointed captain of the England cricket team in limited overs cricket in 2022. He led England to victory in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Buttler has been involved in a few minor controversies during his career. In 2015, he was fined by the England and Wales Cricket Board for using obscene language on social media. In 2017, he was fined by the International Cricket Council for showing dissent on the field.
Buttler is married to Louise Butler and they have two children together.