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Jos Buttler best white-ball wicketkeeper-batsman at present, says Tim Paine

After the stellar performance by England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler in the recently concluded ODI series, the Australian skipper Tim Paine has compared him with the former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ‘সাদা বলে বিশ্বের সেরা উইকেটরক্ষক ব্যাটসম্যান বাটলার’]

In the fifth and last ODI match of the series between England and Australia, Jos Buttler scored a fabulous hundred to whitewash the Australian team for the first time. Buttler, who single-handedly won the game for England, scored an unbeaten 110 off 112 deliveries including 12 fours and one six.

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The wicket-keeper batsman accumulated 275 runs in five matches with one hundred and a couple of fifties in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia. However, after losing the series against England, the Aussie captain Tim Paine appreciated Buttler’s brilliant form.

“He’s good; he’s very good. Right now, at the moment, he’d have to be the best white-ball wicketkeeper-batsman in the world. I don’t think there are too many guys to challenge him. MS Dhoni is pretty good, but right at this moment, Jos is at the absolute peak of his powers,” Tim Paine said.

“He understands his one-day game so well and knows his strengths inside out and just doesn’t go away from him. He’s someone for our batters to watch and see first hand. Those experiences are going to be really good for D’Arcy Short or Travis Head to see him and Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy at their best.”

The England skipper Eoin Morgan also praised Jos Buttler, who played several match-winning knocks for Rajasthan Royals in this year’s IPL.

”When he plays like that he creates a lot of belief in the changing room that rubs off. He’s used all his experience and he’s somehow managed to get us over the line. It’s outstanding. Could anybody else in the side have done it? Probably not. But it shows the fight and the character we have in the locker when we need it,” Morgan said.

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