Just like London buses, you can wait ages for the Rajasthan Royals to sign a fantastic English superstar, and then two come along at once! The Royals signed Jos Buttler for 4.4 crore in the 2018 IPL Auction – and now they have a couple of superlative keeper / batsmen to choose from, with Sanju Samson also part of the Rajasthan set up. One of the most exciting batsmen on the planet, Jos Buttler is renowned for his fluent stroke play. His vast range of shots, including his effective use of ‘scoop’ and ‘ramp’ shots over the wicket-keeper to fine leg and other ‘non-textbook’ strokes like reverse and swivel scoop shots, mean that his game is regarded as audacious and imaginative rather than purely aggressive.
The Lancashire player has often rescued England from precarious situations and shifted the balance of matches from sure fire defeat to spectacular victory. Jos holds the record for the fastest ODI century for England when he reached his century in just 46 balls against Pakistan. He also has a record for the second fastest ton for England when he bludgeoned the New Zealand attack and reached the three-figure mark in just 61 balls. Despite England having another world class batsman / keeper in Jonny Bairstow, Buttler continues to be his country’s first-choice ODI and T20 wicket-keeper, a true testament to his amazing ability. Now that his talent has brought him to Rajasthan, Royals’ fans can thoroughly enjoy his sublime approach to batting, as he will be doing it for them rather than against India! Seeing him at the crease with power hitter Stokes will be a joy to behold – like Beauty and the Beast!