T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler surpasses Mohammad Rizwan after Super 8 win

The English skipper is one of the best T20 batters in the world

By Web Desk
June 20, 2024
Jos Buttler (L) has now overtake Mohammad Rizwan with most runs as a wicketkeeper batter in T20Is. — AFP

England captain Jos Buttler surpassed Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan after beating West Indies by eight wickets in their first Super 8 match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Buttler scored 25 runs off 22 balls against West Indies and became the wicketkeeper batter with the most runs in T20Is leaving the likes of MS Dhoni, Mohammad Shahzad and Quinton de Kock behind.

Most runs as wicket-keepers in T20Is

Jos Buttler (England) — 2967 runs

Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) — 2952

Quinton de Kock (South Africa) — 2450

Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan) — 2030

MS Dhoni (India) — 1617

Chasing a target of 181 runs, England eased to victory in 17.3 overs.

Phil Salt and Jonny Bairstow added 97 unbeaten runs in 44 balls for the third wicket to power England to an important win in their opening game of the Super 8.

Salt remained not out on 87 runs in 47 balls, which included seven fours and five sixes. He smashed Romario Shepherd for 30 runs in the 16th over during his explosive knock.

Bairstow also played a crucial innings for 48 runs in 26 balls with the help of five fours and two maximums.

Andre Russell and Roston Chase picked up one wicket each for the West Indies, who suffered their first defeat during the T20 World Cup 2024.

England’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley and Mark Wood.

England’s schedule of remaining Super 8 matches

21 June 2024 — England v South Africa @ St. Lucia, 10:30 AM local time

23 June 2024 — USA v England @ Barbados, 10:30 AM local time