In the first half of the 14th IPL season, Jos Buttler was in good form with the willow.
The second half of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will kick start on 19th September 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). And, the 2021 IPL season will resume with a blockbuster clash between the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
Earlier, the participation of the England players was in doubt as England had a series against Bangladesh lined up. But now, England’s series against Bangladesh has been postponed, and all England players will be available to take part in the Indian T20 league.
However, the Rajasthan Royals might suffer a jolt ahead of the second half of the tournament as their star overseas recruit and England cricketer Jos Buttler might miss the tournament as he and his wife are expecting their baby during the month of September. Buttler had reportedly told Sky Sports regarding this.
Also, a Twitter user by the name of Johns tweeted about the unavailability of Jos Buttler as well. “Jos Buttler is unlikely to be available for the IPL 2021 as he & his wife are expecting a baby during September,” tweeted the user.
You can see the tweet below
Jos Buttler is unlikely to be available for the IPL 2021 as he & his wife are expecting a baby during September.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 4, 2021
Jos Buttler is a vital part of the Rajasthan Royals’ setup
Jos Buttler is an integral part of the Rajasthan Royals’ setup in the IPL. And, in the first half of the 14th IPL season, Buttler was in scintillating form with the willow. He had scored 254 runs in 7 innings and scored his runs at an average of 36.29 and a whopping strike rate of 153.01.
In fact, in Rajasthan Royals’ final match before the suspension of the IPL, Buttler had decimated the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowling attack and scored a murderous 124 off just 64 deliveries. Jos Buttler has played 65 matches in the IPL and has plundered 1968 runs at an average of 35.14 and a strike rate of 150.0. He has also scored a hundred and 11 fifties in his IPL career.
The Rajasthan Royals are currently placed at 5th place in the points table and have won 3 out of the 7 matches that they have played in the tournament thus far.