IPL 2022: Jos Buttler names Rashid Khan as the toughest bowler to face in powerplay

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The English wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler has named Aghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan as the toughest bowler to face in the powerplay. The Rajasthan Royals’ destructive opener confessed that he hates to face the leggie during the field restrictions. Jos Buttler also named Suryakumar Yadav as the best scoop shot playing batter among the Indians.

Notably, Jos Buttler has been in a prime form so far this season as hit sit 226 runs clear in the orange cap race. The Englishman has amassed 491 runs in 7 matches so far this season, including three incredible centuries.

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In a conversation with ESPNCricinfo, Jos Buttler revealed that he hates to face Afghan Spinner Rashid Khan, especially during the field restrictions. Rightly so, Khan has Jos’s number as the Afghan has dismissed the Englishman three times in T20 games. Meanwhile, Buttler has only managed to score 17 runs off 28 deliveries against the spin wizard.

Rashid Khan is currently representing Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022. He has amazing numbers in the IPL alongside his T20I career. Khan has bagged 99 wickets in 82 IPL games, while he has clinched 105 wickets in 58 T20I games.

On asking upon who is the best scoop-shot playing batter among the Indians, Jos Buttler named Suryakumar Yadav. SKY had a variety of shots in his repertoire and has already represented India in 14 T20I and 7 ODI games. The right-handed batter has been in fine form this season in the IPL despite Mumbai Indians languishing at the bottom of the points table.

Jos Buttler smashes another century

The Englishman is having a freak of a season as he smashed his 3rd century of the season against Delhi Capitals on Friday night. Jos Buttler began slowly but soon picked up his rhythm and smashed the bowlers all around the park. The right-handed batter went on to score 116 runs off 65 deliveries, including 9 boundaries and 9 maximums.

 

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