Jos Buttler desperately needs to convert his start after lacklustre keeping effort | Cricket






Jos Buttler endured a tough couple of days in the field © Getty Images

Whatever Jos Buttler achieves in the remainder of his playing career, his place in the folklore of English cricket is secure.

Already established as perhaps the best white-ball batsman his country has ever produced, he kept his nerve under considerable pressure to complete the run out that secured victory in the World Cup final. There may have been better moments in the English cricket, but it’s not especially easy to remember them.

His subsequent decision to auction the shirt he was wearing when he completed the run-out underlined the impression he is, very much, one of the good guys. The proceeds were donated to help the NHS.

So, you can understand why the England management want him around. He is a selfless presence, a calm voice, a talented player and, potentially,…

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