Is Jos Buttler changing his name?

The 33-year-old is England's white-ball captain

By Web Desk
April 01, 2024
Jos Buttler. - ICC

England white-ball Captain Jos Buttler starred in a funny video shared by the England Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday, titled 'official statement,' the video depicted Buttler officially changing his first name to Josh, citing frustration with constant mispronunciations.

The video begins with Buttler recounting instances where his name has been misspelt and mispronounced over the years, even by his own mother.

“Hi there. I’m England white ball captain Jos Buttler. But for my entire life, I’ve been called the wrong name,” said Buttler.

“From people on the street to my mum and in my birthday card. Dear Josh, you’re getting old. Happy birthday. Lots of Love, Mum,” he added.

Buttler also revealed how his name was even spelt wrong on his MBE medal.

“Even my MBE was wrong. So after 13 years representing my country and two World Cup wins, it’s time to finally fix the problem. To solve the problem once and for all, I am officially Josh Buttler,” he said.

The video ended with the producer calling Buttler as Jos not Josh and the England white-ball captain threw away his pen in disgust which potentially looked like an April Fool’s prank.

“Okay guys, that’s a cut. Thanks, Jos!” said the producer.


Buttler is currently playing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

The 33-year-old has played 57 Tests, 181 ODIs and 114 T20Is for England and will lead the defending champions in the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will be played in the USA and the Caribbean.

Buttler’s leadership – both with the bat and in the field – was vital to England’s T20 World Cup triumph in Australia in late 2022, and their England will hope that a strong season with the Royals will give Buttler the ideal preparation for their title defence in the Caribbean.