Michael Vaughan names Buttler as ‘best T20 player in the world’

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Jos Buttler’s magnificent hundred – his second of the season – in an IPL 2022 match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, earned him the tag of ‘world’s best T20 player’ from former England captain Michael Vaughan. Buttler is currently the orange cap holder for being the leading run-scorer of IPL 2022 so far and has been in some superb touch for the Rajasthan Royals. Vaughan’s huge comment, however, perhaps were not only because of Buttler’s IPL form.

The England wicketkeeper-batter has had unbelievable numbers in T20 cricket for close to a year now. Since the start of the T20 World Cup in October last year, Buttler averages 80.5 cricket in the shortest format of the game while maintaining a strike rate of 154.43.

“Best T20 player in the world @josbuttler #Fact #IPL2022,” tweeted Michael Vaughan.

Buttler, who has so far scored 375 runs in just 6 matches, slammed 103 off 61 balls against KKR on Monday to power the Royals to 217/5 – the highest total of the 15th season so far.

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