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Cricket World Player of the Week - Jos Buttler


Jos Buttler was struggling to get going in IPL 2021 before he bounced back to form with a sensational 64-ball 124 which single-handedly sealed Rajasthan Royals' win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Jos Buttler has a huge reputation not only in International T20 cricket but in the IPL as well. Ever since he has started opening the batting for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, his game has gone to a different level.

From 65 matches, Buttler has amassed close to 2000 runs in his IPL career at an average of 35.14 and a strike rate of 150.

Hence, when the explosive opener could only string together scores of 25, 2, 49, 8, 5 and 41 in his first six matches, there was a lot to worry for Rajasthan Royals. Already, the team was reeling in the absence of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, who have been ruled out of the tournament due to injury.

The stylish batsman set that right with a brilliant 124 in the 28th match of the IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He struck 11 fours and 8 sixes while batting at a strike rate of 193.75 to take Rajasthan to 220/3, a total which proved beyond SRH's reach.

Jos Buttler is now the second-highest run-scorer for Rajasthan Royals with 254 runs at a strike rate of 153. He has struck 27 fours and 13 sixes in the competition. Buttler converted his first half-century this season into a huge ton.

Buttler's franchise Rajasthan Royals is currently placed at the 5th spot in the Indian Premier League 2021 points table with 3 wins and 4 losses.

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