Jos Buttler is one of the best batters in modern-day cricket. He is a proven match-winner who has won countless games for his teams. At the international level, his stature is very large, and he is known as one of the top white-ball specialists. Buttler recently led England to their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2022. Well, not just at the international level; Buttler is equally effective in the world’s biggest cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League.
He made his IPL debut in 2016 for the Mumbai Indians and was part of the 2017 MI winning squad. Although, he didn’t get many chances with them. But then, in 2018, he joined the Rajasthan Royals, and his graph skyrocketed from there on. In the very first season for RR, he smashed 548 runs in 13 innings at an average and strike rate of 54.80 and 155.24, including five half-centuries. Since then, he has been by far the best wicketkeeper batter in the tournament.
Records Held by Jos Buttler in IPL
1. Most Runs in a single edition as an Overseas Batter
Over the years, Buttler’s numbers have improved drastically. He is among the best batters in the league. Every season, he enters as one of the top contenders for the “Orange Cap,” which is given to the highest run-getter of the tournament. Eventually, Buttler won it in the 2022 season. That season was just remarkable for the wicketkeeper batter. He was batting at a totally different level.
Buttler ended the season as the highest run-getter of the tournament and was the prime reason for Rajasthan Royals reaching to the final of IPL 2022. Buttler 863 runs in 17 innings at an excellent average of 57.53 and a strike rate of 149.05. Although, he couldn’t break Virat Kohli’s record of 973 runs in 2016. but Buttler made the record for most IPL runs by an overseas in a single edition, going past David Warner’s 848 in 2016.
2. Joint Most Century in one single IPL season
The 2022 season was a dream edition for the English superstar. He achieved almost everything for an individual performer. But the only thing he missed was winning the championship for the Rajasthan Royals. And the same thing happened in the 2016 season, when Virat Kohli took Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final but lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. But Virat broke all batting records.
That’s what Buttler did in 2022. However, in doing so, he also equaled Virat’s record for most centuries in a single edition. Buttler scored four centuries in 2022. He scored 100 against MI, 103 against KKR, 116 against DC, and 106 not out against RCB in 2022. It is also a record for an overseas batter to score the most IPL centuries in a single edition.
3. Highest Individual score by an Englishmen
The IPL has always attracted many top players from across the world. Almost every big superstar has played in this league. A number of English players, like Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Alex Hales, and many more, have been part of this cash-rich league. And many of them have also smashed an IPL century in their careers.
But the highest individual score by an English batter is registered under the name of Jos Buttler. It was his first ever IPL century, which came in the 2021 season for RR against SRH. He played a 124-run inning from 64 balls, including 11 fours and 8 sixes, to register the highest score by an English batter.