Cricket

Buttler signs new Lancashire deal

2016-05-27 14:54
Jos Buttler (AP Photo)

London - England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has signed a new contract with Lancashire that will see him stay at Old Trafford for at least the next three years, the county announced on Friday.

The 25-year-old is England's first-choice gloveman in one-day cricket but has lost his Test place to Jonny Bairstow.

A dynamic limited-overs batsman, Buttler has just returned from his maiden Indian Premier League campaign with Mumbai Indians and is due to play for English Twenty20 Blast champions Lancashire against Durham on Friday.

He holds the record of scoring the three fastest one-day international centuries by an England player, the quickest a 46-ball hundred against Pakistan in Dubai last year.

Buttler joined Lancashire from his native Somerset three years ago and Red Rose coach Ashley Giles was delighted to see him commit his club future to the Manchester-based side.

"Jos is one of the most talented cricketers in the game and we are really pleased to have him at Emirates Old Trafford for at least the next three years," said Giles.

"He has the ability to take games away from the opposition in all formats and he's one of the leading all-rounders in English cricket," the former England spinner added.

Buttler said: "I've really loved my time at Emirates Old Trafford and I'm looking forward to the next three years with Lancashire County Cricket Club.

"I hope to repay the faith shown in me and to help Lancashire win trophies in all competitions."

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