Jos Buttler has named his dream opening partner of the current era.© BCCI/IPL
Jos Buttler has a dream run with the bat for Rajasthan Royals in the current season as he has broken for three centuries. His first ton came against Mumbai Indians and the second was against Kolkata Knight Riders. His last ton came against Delhi Capitals on Friday and this performance helped the Royals to the top of the points table. Buttler’s performance has helped Rajasthan consistently put big scores on the board. Buttler is the current holder of the Orange Cup in the current season with 491 runs from seven games and he is said to hope to continue his performance. The English wicketkeeper batter has named two players, one each from the past and present, as his dream opening partners.
Buttler chose Vivian Richards of the past and chose India skipper Rohit Sharma of the present era.
“From the past it would have been Vivian Richards. I’d love to see him play T20 cricket. From the current Rohit Sharma,” Buttler said on ESPNcricinfo’s ‘Polite Inquiries’.
When asked who the bowler is, Buttler finds it hard to cope in the power play, he said, “Rashid Khan. He’s got my number right now.”
Buttler took his innings against Mumbai Indians in 2018 as his best IPL knock to date.
“My best IPL innings was against Mumbai Indians in 2018 when I got 93 I think,” said Buttler.
In the first seven games, Buttler recorded scores of 35, 100, 70, 13, 54, 103 and 116 for the Rajasthan Royals. He has formed a formidable partnership at the top with Devdutt Padikkal.
Buttler had played 70 and 54 against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans respectively.
Rajasthan Royals currently tops the points table with 10 points from seven matches.
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