JOS BUTTLER

  • World Cup 2015: Jos Buttler backs England recovery March 6, 2015

    Adelaide: Jos Buttler expects England to resurrect their World Cup campaign, saying playing under pressure may just be what the struggling team needs ahead of the last two must-win games. Eoin Morgan's side, who have just one win in four Pool A matches, must defeat Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday and...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath doubtful for Australia clash March 1, 2015

    Wellington: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next weekend's World Cup Pool A clash against Australia after hurting his spinning hand while bowling against England at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday. The left-arm spinner required four stitches on his left index finger after suffering the injury while attempting a...
  • Jos Buttler to continue as England vice-captain February 10, 2015

    Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will continue as England's vice-captain during the World Cup, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The 24-year-old was chosen by skipper Eoin Morgan to act as his deputy, ahead of Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad, experienced fast bowler James Anderson and batsman Joe Root. Buttler, who has played 49 one-day internationals...
  • World Cup 2015: Time for England to lift performance, says Jos Buttler February 9, 2015

    Melbourne: Young batsman Jos Buttler on Monday said his might be a new generation of English cricketers who are "exciting", but they need match-winning performances now rather than hopeful talk of what the future might hold. Experienced players such as Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen have all...
  • Lasith Malinga best death bowler, say England batsmen February 7, 2015

    Sydney: England's premier batting trio of Jos Buttler, Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali have unanimously declared Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka as the best death bowler they have ever faced. "He (Malinga) gets it in the hole. He has a good yorker. It's so hard to play. Would I scoop him?...
  • England keep India winless to enter tri-series final January 30, 2015

    Talking of momentum, India will have none such thing going into their World Cup title defence as they remain winless after more than two months on tour in Australia. England inflicted the latest wound on the world champions, throwing them out of the Carlton Mid ODI tri-series with a three-wicket win...
  • 3rd ODI: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali help England trounce Sri Lanka by 5 wickets December 3, 2014

    Opener Moeen Ali hit a dazzling 58 off 40 balls to inspire England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected third one-day international in Hambantota on Wednesday. The tourists, chasing a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 236 in 35 overs, cruised home with eight balls to spare to record...
  • Six England players receive first central contracts September 11, 2014

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 31 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 31 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • Dark days disappear for transformed England cricket team August 18, 2014

    Drenched in champagne and surrounded by jubilant teammates, England captain Alastair Cook held his arms aloft and savored the feeling of winning a test series again. It had been a while. Following the humiliation of a 50 Ashes whitewash in Australia and the dejection of a lastgasp home series loss to Sri...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237run lead August 16, 2014

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with notable...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 at Old Trafford August 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 July 29, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring...
  • Ian Bell delighted to be back among the runs July 29, 2014

    Southampton: England batsman Ian Bell on Monday expressed his delight at scoring his 21st Test hundred in the third match versus India here and said that he has been "playing well". His 167 runs helped the hosts declare at 569 for 7 in their first innings and put pressure on...
  • Five things to know about the third India vs England Test July 26, 2014

    Southampton: After England's lastday batting collapse against India in the second Test at Lord's, the pressure and scrutiny on captain Alastair Cook seems to be reaching its peak. England slumped from 198 for 5 to 225 all out as India won their first Test away from home in three years, taking...
  • Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior July 23, 2014

    London: New England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a oneday cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true". Lancastrian Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in limitedovers cricket for his country and will now make his debut in Tests on Sunday in the...
  • Alastair Cook retained as captain for 3rd Test, Buttler in for Prior July 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to retain an underfire Alastair Cook as the captain for the third Test against India at Southampton, starting July 27 despite calls for his ouster after the home team lost second Test at Lord's against India. The only change in the 13man...
  • Jos Buttler 'Mankading' fine by MCC July 17, 2014

    London: Some of cricket's greatest names insisted England's Jos Buttler had only himself to blame for his 'Mankad' dismissal against Sri Lanka. The issue of players being run out backing up was in the spotlight when Buttler was dismissed in such a fashion by bowler Sachithra Senanayake during Sri Lanka's 32...
  • Jos Buttler called up as cover for injured Matt Prior July 8, 2014

    Uncapped wicketkeeperbatsman Jos Buttler has been called into the England squad as injury cover for Matt Prior ahead of the first Test against India, starting in Nottingham on Wednesday. Prior, who was recalled ahead of England's home series against Sri Lanka after being dropped towards the end of the 50 Ashes...
  • Thirimanne issues 'Mankad' warning to England June 6, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne insisted on Thursday the tourists would have no qualms about running out an England batsman backing up too far during their upcoming Test series, despite the furore over Jos Buttler's dismissal at Edgbaston. Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Buttler as the nonstriker, who only days earlier had...
  • 'Mankading' raises debate on spirit of cricket once again June 4, 2014

    Nothing tends to divide fans more than a supposed affront to the 'spirit' of cricket, the standard of conduct that sits alongside its laws to help govern the socalled gentleman's game. When Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake removed the bails as batsman Jos Buttler was backing up at the nonstriker's end during...
  • Jos Buttler should have been recalled, says Arjuna Ranatunga June 4, 2014

    Colombo: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Wednesday said Sri Lanka was right to run out England's Jos Buttler, but felt he should have been recalled in the spirit of the game. "We should have got him out and then (Sri Lankan captain) Angelo (Mathews) called him back to play," Ranatunga told...
  • Alastair Cook says runout row will 'spice' up EnglandSri Lanka Tests June 4, 2014

    Birmingham: England captain Alastair Cook said he expected the controversial run out of Jos Buttler during the fifth oneday international against Sri Lanka to "spice up" the forthcoming Test series between the teams. Cook insisted a "line had been crossed" after Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Jos Buttler as the nonstriker...
  • Michael Clarke backs controversial 'Mankad' runout rule June 4, 2014

    Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he had no problem with a controversial run out rule that marred the fifth and final oneday international between England and Sri Lanka. His England counterpart Alastair Cook insisted a "line had been crossed" after Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Jos Buttler as...
  • Coach Peter Moores wants complete performance from England players June 2, 2014

    England coach Peter Moores has called on his players to produce a complete performance against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston as they look to start his new era with a series victory. Moores' team face a decider in the best of fivematches oneday international series on Tuesday after the tourists held their...
  • 'I'm not ready for Tests' insists Jos Buttler June 2, 2014

    Jos Buttler believes he will eventually be able to transfer his stunning oneday form into the Test arena but that now is not the time for him to make a debut in the fiveday format. The 23yearold wicketkeeperbatsman, who joined Lancashire from Somerset at the start of this season, played...
  • 4th ODI: England lose to Sri Lanka despite Jos Buttler century May 31, 2014

    London: Sri Lanka weathered a brilliant knock of 121 by Jos Buttler to beat England by seven runs in the fourth oneday international and take the fivematch series to a decider at 22. Veteran lefthander Kumar Sangakkara struck 112 for his 19th ODI century as Sri Lanka posted 300 for 9...
  • England: Injury setbacks may hamper English campaign at World T20 March 19, 2014

    As the fifth edition of the World T20 gets underway in Bangladesh, England will hope to emulate the success they tasted in the third edition of the tournament in the West Indies in 2010. But it won't be easy for the Three Lions. Having won just one ODI series (the...
  • West Indies defeat England by 5 wickets, win Twenty20 series March 12, 2014

    Barbados: Medium-pacer Krishmar Santokie claimed 4 for 21 to limit England and captain Darren Sammy slammed an unbeaten 30 off nine balls to power West Indies home by five wickets in the second Twenty20 on Tuesday. The West Indies took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series with the final...