Jos Buttler has been named one of five cricketers of the year in the 2019 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
Wisden Five Cricketers of the Year dates from 1889 and is the oldest individual award in cricket. Those selected, are considered to have been influential individuals during the previous English season.
The impact Jos had on the 2018 season, began off the back of a highly successful stint with the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Recalled to the England test team in May 2018, Jos made his first test century (106) in the third test vs. India in August.
Since his return to test cricket, Jos has scored more runs than any other England player. Batting in the middle order these runs have often stabilised and then guided the innings.
In white ball cricket, Jos also scored 336 runs in 5 ODIs and a T20 game vs. Australia. The highlight being 110no (122 balls, 12 fours,1 six) in the final ODI at Old Trafford. In the same game Jos passed 3000 runs in ODIs.
Jos is England vice-captain in both red and white ball cricket.
This is not the first time Jos has been awarded by Wisden. Back in 2010 he was named Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year.
The four other players selected by Wisden are: Tammy Beaumont, Rory Burns, Sam Curran and Virat Kohli.