08 Sep 1990
6ft 0ins (1.83 meters)
Jos Buttler set his sights on becoming an international cricketer after watching India's batsmen enjoy themselves against Sri Lanka in the 1999 World Cup at Taunton. He has since developed into a highly-rated batsman-wicketkeeper.
Buttler scored a determined 30 on his first class debut for Somerset against Lancashire in 2009 before shooting to prominence the following season, where his quick-footed aggressive batting helped him to 440 runs at 55.00 in the CB40. He played a key role in Somerset's run to Twenty20 Finals Day in 2010 and 2011, and, in the same year, impressed in the CB40 final when he made 86 runs from 72 balls in defeat to Surrey.
Buttler has been a fixture in the England T20 side since making his international debut against India in September 2011. He enjoyed a successful tour with England Lions in Sri Lanka in early 2012, making 262 runs at 87.33, before being given his ODI debut against Pakistan in the UAE in February of that year. His breakthrough innings for the senior side came in the T20 against South Africa at Edgbaston that September, when he blasted 32 runs off ten balls.
He was given the wicketkeeping gloves for the tour of India in late 2012 and again for the tour of New Zealand in early 2013. He further established himself in the international arena when he hit his maiden international half-century in the second T20 against New Zealand in Hamilton.
Buttler further cemented his burgeoning repuatation in June 2013, producing a wonderful cameo - reaching 47 from just 16 balls - to inspire England to a 34-run victory in their final one-day international against New Zealand at Trent Bridge.