Buttler signs new three-year deal with Lancashire
LANCASHIRE COUNTY Cricket Club is delighted to confirm that Jos Buttler has signed a new contract with the county which will see him remain at Emirates Old Trafford until 2019.
Regarded as one of the best batsmen in white-ball cricket, Buttler, who returns to the Lightning squad for tonight’s NatWest T20 Blast match against Durham Jets, joined Lancashire in 2013 from his home county Somerset and has played in 70 ODIs, 48 IT20s and 15 Test matches for England.
He holds the record of scoring the three fastest ODI centuries by an England player, the quickest of which game in a 46-ball onslaught against Pakistan in Dubai last year.
Last season he made match winning contributions for Lancashire Lightning on their way to NatWest T20 Blast glory, including a stunning 71* off 35 balls against Yorkshire Vikings at Headingley.
Lancashire’s Cricket Director and Head Coach Ashley Giles said: “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.
“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.
“His presence in last year’s NatWest T20 Blast final at Edgbaston was a factor in us winning the competition.
“Jos is a great guy to have in the dressing room too and his experience at international level really benefits the squad.”
Jos Buttler added: “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.”
Buttler returns to the Lancashire Lightning squad for tonight’s NatWest T20 Blast match against Durham Jets at Emirates Old Trafford.
Lightning’s new overseas signing Martin Guptill is set to make his debut in the game which gets underway from 6:30pm. Tickets for this match are still available and supporters can order them online and print at home to avoid queues.