Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler in action in IPL 2022© BCCI/IPL
Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler has a season to remember in IPL 2022 and with his team all set to take on Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 1 for a place in the finals, the run machine should be good for the men in the pink. With 629 runs in 14 games, Buttler is pretty much at the top of the Orange Cap list and he hopes to take home the coveted award this year.
Buttler has batted three and three half centuries so far this season and is hoping to win another big in the crucial game.
The English batter has been cricket’s shortest form and has some memorable hits to his name in the international and franchise T20 cricket.
If he takes the ground in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Tuesday, weather gods permitting, Buttler could join an elite batting list with 8,000 runs in T20 cricket.
He currently has 7,964 runs in 312 T20 matches. If he hits 36 runs or more on Tuesday, he will become the third Englishman after Alex Hales and Luke Wright to reach the 8000 run in T20s.
Buttler is also just 1 century away from matching Virat Kohli’s record of most centuries in a single IPL season. Kohli had hit 4 in the 2016 season and Buttler is on three this year.
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